Another very important instrument in disseminating information could be culturally relevant programs addressing the issue of family separation and reunification to be aired periodically in Spanish TV channels. In fact this has been done in the past in the Greater Washington DC area, as mentioned earlier. Articles in magazines and newspapers, which are popular with the Latino immigrants and other recent immigrant groups, could also help spread information. All of these materials would help not only present populations of youngsters coming to join their parents after a prolonged separation, but also they would help those youngsters who are now adults, moreover, at present, parents themselves. This population has shared with this author, when present now as adults, in workshops on immigrant family reunification, about their ongoing struggles with reconnecting with their parents because they too were separated for a long time. The emotional aftershocks of this separation in their lives and in their relationship with their parents remained still in their lives years after, as some of them stated. These issues connected with separation and trust could possibly affect their parenting and also their couples’ relationship, in perhaps unseen ways, as any unresolved issues affecting attachment to primary figures do for all of us. In fact, the hope of this author in writing this book is to inspire the creation of interventions and materials that can help parents and their children living at present, or having gone in their past through the reunification process and who perhaps still struggle with recovering from this emotional process of building their new relationship with parents. Materials such as pamphlets, short comic books depicting the family communicating in a healing and significant way, which could be waiting in strategic places like medical offices and community clinics where immigrants routinely go.

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