Emigration from one’s country of birth is a life-changing event that requires an uprooting from all that is familiar as well as the loss of significant relationships. This transition is often a great source of stress as one moves from the predictable contexts of one’s daily life such as family, work, and social contexts into a new and unfamiliar world. For many it may herald a new beginning and exciting new opportunities; for others, it may resonate with loss and mourning for things and people left behind. Generally, it may end up being an ambiguous experience containing both loss and a sense of hope. In this talk, Maria Mercer will look at the process of emigration and its psychological impact on families.
HPCSA Awards 3 CEUs
This talk will be available 30 days from registration.