How to Get Help When You're the Designated Translator
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Louise has always helped her mom translate important documents and handle formal transactions. Recently, she helped her file for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic — and it caused friction between them. An expert shares techniques and resources that Louise and other first-gens with this responsibility can use to alleviate the pressure and extra work that result when we want to support our parents but need help in the process.

Our expert on this episode is Saritha Farris,  a licensed clinical social worker. She has a private practice and offers cognitive behavioral therapy to families, groups and individuals. Many of her clients are Latinx, and come from immigrant families. 

You can visit Saritha's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out When Helping Leaves You Feeling Bad After and When's the Time to Write a Will?

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