An Exploratory study of the Self-Care Practices of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients.

Purpose: The purpose of this research project was to learn about the self-care practices that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are engaged in while also identifying the barriers impeding DACA recipients from implementing self-care practices in order to be able to better support their usage of current self-care practices while also identifying ways to eliminate or reduce barriers. Descriptive study of self-care practices of DACA. The research design for this study was descriptive with the use an anonymous online survey created with Qualtrics. The results revealed that there was a relationship between the hours worked and time spent on physical activity. The results revealed that the most common self-care practices were listening to music, watching a movie and spending time with family or friends. Based on the findings, it is recommended for more research to be done in order to further explore how we can better support the self-care practices most used by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.