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McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles

McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Charles’ new journal article

In his Journal of Loss and Trauma article, McMaster Sociology Ph.D. Student Carlo Handy Charles and his collaborators examine how pre-migration, migration, and post-migration pathways affect Haitian asylum seekers' mental health in Canada.

Dec 23, 2019

Based on in-depth interviews with 16 Haitian asylum seekers in Montréal, Cénat, Charles, and Kebedom analyze how the experience of crossing an 11,000-kilometer pathway from Brazil to Canada via Central America and the U.S., often on foot and under difficult circumstances, impacts their mental health. The findings showed how meaningful social relationships, the quality of health, and social services contribute to the construction of resilience among Haitian asylum seekers in Canada.

Read more here.