Latine Family Estrangement Stories, Advice, & Support

In her experience coaching Latine people through parental estrangement or connecting with them on social media, Fernandez says there are a few reasons why a family breakup might occur in the community. Many of her clients were raised by elders with untreated intergenerational trauma, oftentimes related to their own migration, poverty, or history of abuse, as well as ultra-conservative and fundamentalist beliefs rooted in religion, white supremacy, and patriarchy. So when children start questioning the ways they’ve been treated and/or the values they’ve been raised in, this reservation is understood as a threat or as a form of disrespect. 

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