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Cecilia Ayón is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the factors that promote and hinder the well-being of Latino immigrant families. Dr. Ayón has published numerous articles on families and immigration.
She received her doctorate at the University of Washington in 2008.
This report examines the experiences of Latino families in the United States with discrimination. The cumulative effects of hostile interactions with social institutions and community members place Latino children and families at increased risk for a range of negative outcomes, including emotional stress, limited financial opportunities, and increased social isolation.