Dr. Carolyn Garcia
Garcia, C.M., Hardeman, R.R., Kwon, G., Lando-King, E., Zhang, L., Genis, T., Brady, S.S., & Kinder, E. (2014). Teenagers and texting: Use of a youth ecological momentary assessment system in trajectory health research with Latina adolescents. JMIR mHealth, 2, e3.
By Sania Ahmed on March 27, 2014
Background: Adolescent females send and receive more text messages than any others, with an average of 4050 texts a month. Despite this technological inroad among adolescents, few researchers are utilizing text messaging technology to collect real time, contextualized data. Temporal variables (ie, mood) collected regularly over a period of time could yield useful insights, particularly […]
Edinburgh LD, Garcia C, Harpin S, Saewyc EM. (2013). Differences in abuse and related risk and protective factors by runaway status for adolescents seen at a Child Advocacy Center. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 1(1), 1-11
By Sania Ahmed on August 5, 2013
Objective: This study examined the abuse prevalence and characteristics, and risk and protective factors, among both runaway and non-runaway adolescents evaluated at a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Minnesota, which had implemented a referral program to assess runaways for potential sexual assault or sexual exploitation. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis of self-report and chart data for […]
Edinburgh L, Garcia C, Saewyc E. (2013). It’s called “Going out to play”: A video diary study of Hmong girls’ perspectives on running away. Health Care for Women International, 34(2). 150-168
By Sania Ahmed on July 19, 2013
How do Hmong immigrant adolescent girls decide to run away, return home, leave again, or stay home? Video diaries by 11 sexually exploited runaway Hmong girls, ages 13–16, revealed four themes: “fighting restrictions,” or resisting family and cultural expectations and desires to be like other American teens; “not running away, going out to play,” which […]
Garcia CM & Saewyc EM. (2007). Perceptions of mental health among recently-immigrated Mexican adolescents. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 37-54.
By Sania Ahmed on August 7, 2007
Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation are high among Latino adolescents in the U.S., many of whom are immigrants. Immigration during adolescence creates risk factors for mental health problems. The purpose of this study was to explore the health-related perceptions of Mexican-origin immigrant adolescents to inform the design of culturally and developmentally appropriate mental […]
Garcia CM, Duckett LJ, Saewyc EM, Bearinger LH. (2007). Perceptions of Health among Immigrant Latino Adolescents from Mexico. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25, 81-91.
By Sania Ahmed on August 7, 2007
Purpose: This ethnographic study describes the health-related perceptions of immigrant Latino adolescents from Mexico. Method: Fourteen adolescents, purposively recruited from two non-health-based community settings, participated. Each was interviewed twice and completed a visual narrative project using disposable cameras. Audiotaped transcripts and photographs were inductively analyzed. Findings: Being healthy is holistically perceived by these adolescents and […]