Latino Adolescent Migration Health and Adaptation Project

The Latino Adolescent Migration, Health, and Adaptation Project (LAMHA) is a mixed-method, descriptive study of the mental health status and needs of immigrant youth and their families. Researchers are examining mental health symptomatology in recent Latino immigrant youth and their primary caretakers in North Carolina, where there has been a tremendous increase in first-generation immigrants.

The study seeks to contextualize mental health symptoms by examining migration stories and experiences as well as current community and school variables. The study was funded by the William T. Grant Foundation for three years.