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Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States

Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States Book
Author : Gordon C. Nagayama Hall
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-06-12
ISBN : 0128163003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States reviews research on immigrant mental health, acculturation, and multicultural psychology. The book is divided into three sections: Section A addresses the geographic and social context of immigration, including how parents and children navigate the acculturation process, how different cultural orientations affect behavior, and research methods on acculturation. Sections B and C focus on mental health issues common to Latinx, Asian, and Arab/Middle Eastern immigrants, and then more broadly across immigrant groups. Included here are a focus on depression, anxiety, and somatization, as well as alcohol abuse, insomnia, and issues for LGBTQ+ individuals. Pre- and post-migration stressors are discussed, as well as the effects of prejudice and bias, the mental health effects of religion and spirituality, and managing the demands of both work and family. Contributors from psychology, education, and social work provide different perspectives and identify opportunities for future research. Summarizes research on mental health issues common to immigrants Identifies prevalence of mental disorders among ethnic minorities in the United States Examines the impact of group-based discrimination on mental health Explores the impact of acculturation on mental health Reviews mental health issues specific to Latinx, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants Covers alcohol abuse, sleep, and other disorders across immigrant groups

Immigration Cultural Identity and Mental Health

Immigration  Cultural Identity  and Mental Health Book
Author : Eugenio M. Rothe,Andres J. Pumariega
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0190661704
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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""Cultural Identity and Mental Health is a unique book because it defines culture and identity from a developmental perspective; therefore delving more deeply into the psychological, social and biological aspects of the immigrant and refugee experience in the U.S.A. and it explains how these experiences help to shape the development of the person's cultural identity. The book presents a very detailed discussion on the concept of acculturation and reviews all of the available literature on the subject. It also covers the sociological, anthropological, political and economic aspects of the immigrant and refugee experience and how these variables impact on mental health, thus presenting the experience of migration from a very broad and humanistic perspective. This book embarks on a deep exploration of the psychodynamic experience of immigration, while at the same time covering the epidemiological risk factors and protective factors related to the immigrant experience; thus, presenting ample and up to date empirically-based data. The book has a unique chapter addressing the true and accurate statistics of immigrant criminality and explores and analyzes this data under a new lens, helping to dispel the myths that result from contemporary anti-immigrant rhetoric. It also explains the types of crimes committed by immigrants, immigrants as victims of crime, cultural crimes, and motivations and the explanatory narratives presented by those who violate immigration laws. In addition, it also covers the history of immigrant criminality in the United States. The book has another important chapter addressing Immigrant Narratives and the role and importance of the personal-historical narrative in life-story construction, and the narrative as a therapeutic tool that can help to repair the trauma of loss and dislocation suffered by many immigrants when they leave their country of origin and begin a life in a new host country. It also introduces the role of the new immigrant narratives in contemporary literature and how this literature can be used by teachers and parents to help integrate the experiences of the different generations of the immigrant family, as well as to educate the younger generations of Americans about the country's new cultural diversity. There is a chapter that explains the new concept of Transnational Identities that result from the improved communication technologies, as well as from more accessible travel, which have deeply changed the immigrant experience and are part of the new phenomenon of globalization. Another interesting chapter analyzes the phenomenon of Return Migrations comparing the points of view of the returning immigrant with those of the ones who stayed behind, further analyzing this topic from a psychological and socioeconomic perspective. It also explains the psychological meaning of Pilgrimages in which the pilgrim visits, not necessarily the land of his or her actual birth or upbringing, but the land of the ancestral family history, in an attempt to bridge the gaps between the generations and to better integrate the pilgrim's sense of ethnic and cultural identity. In addition, this book also has an extensive and well-documented chapter on the refugee experience, outlining the current world-wide refugee crisis and explaining the sociopolitical reasons behind the crisis, as well as offering new evidence-based treatments for this population. This is a very comprehensive and well-written book that covers adults, children, adolescents and families and describes the sociocultural experience of the various generations of immigrants in their adaptation to life in the U.S. It also explores the immigration-related family separations as well as the psychological impact faced by the children that stay behind and later re-unify with their parents in the U.S., as well as those families that are separated by deportation. Finally, the book also presents a comprehensive chapter on culturally-sensitive and culturally-competent evidence-based mental health treatments for the various generations of these populations, including recommendations on ethno-pharmacology. One of the many strengths of the book are the very compelling and clearly explained clinical cases, which help to illustrate the theoretical concepts that are presented in each chapter. This book is a very timely and very valuable contribution to the bio-psycho-social study of the immigrant experience to the U.S. in its first generation and beyond, and is an essential tool for students and professionals in the social sciences, in the fields of social work, psychology, medicine and psychiatry, and for members of government organizations responsible for urban planning, policy and budgets, as well as for agencies dealing with the reception, placement and assistance of immigrants and refugees. ""--

Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants

Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants Book
Author : Marcia Finlayson,Manny J Gonzalez,Gladys M Gonzalez-Ramos
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-04-15
ISBN : 1135795118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Save time—inform your clinical planning with core knowledge and tips offered from experienced clinicians! While many Hispanic groups have lived in the mainland United States for years, there now is a growth of new groups, such as Dominicans in New York City and Cuban refugees that are in need of culturally competent mental health care. Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice will help mental health clinicians gain insight into essential clinical issues facing those who work with these new immigrants. This text, designed to aid in direct clinical practice, will guide you in the effective delivery of comprehensive psychosocial services. It arms you with the latest demographic information and offers valuable suggestions for treatment in different modalities for under-served Hispanic groups. Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice presents insights and practice approaches from respected authorities and explores latest trends on these new populations. You’ll find an in-depth examination of the mental health disparities in Hispanic immigrants, a conceptual overview of reasons for immigration and migration patterns, and a look at the unique stressors new groups face which impact immigrants’ mental health. Detailed data on each group, important highlights of pertinent historical aspects, and in-depth discussions of helpful assessment, treatment, and practice issues provide effective approaches illustrated through discussion and case studies. In Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice, you will find: detailed research and clinical information about new immigrant groups explorations of the growth of new groups, such as Dominicans in New York City and Cuban refugees recently reaching the shores of Florida information on psychosocial stressors, psychiatric diagnoses, and utilization of services among undocumented immigrants effective outreach techniques a detailed list of resources including extensive Web sites, national centers for the study of Hispanic groups, and important published works used for research and practice up-to-date demographics on new groups Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice brings vital information geared to the direct practice professional in psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, and psychiatry, as well as graduate-level students in these fields.

Handbook of Cultural Factors in Behavioral Health

Handbook of Cultural Factors in Behavioral Health Book
Author : Lorraine T. Benuto,Frances R. Gonzalez,Jonathan Singer
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-08
ISBN : 3030322297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Having the knowledge and capacity to deliver therapy to a diverse population is recognized as benefiting client-therapist relationships and producing positive clinical outcomes. In fact, the APA requires that psychologists be aware of and respect the cultural characteristics of their clients which includes psychologists being aware of any biases and prejudice they may hold. Being aware of cultural characteristics, which include age, gender, ethnicity, race, religion and other cultural factors, is important. In the United States, minority ethnic groups are growing substantially, with 28% of the U.S. population identifying as races other than white (U.S. Census, 2016). Additionally, approximately 65 million people in America speak a foreign language that is not English, with over 25 million people having limited English language proficiency. With a diverse pool of clients, helping professionals should be better prepared to work with diverse clients. This handbook offers clinicians a comprehensive resource with which to work with diverse populations. The myriad discussions among the chapters include: Ethical guidelines for working with culturally diverse clients Cultural considerations in psychological assessment and evaluation Behavioral health service delivery with culturally diverse clients Cross-cultural factors in the treatment of trauma related disorders Cultural considerations in the assessment and behavioral treatment of substance use disorders Handbook of Cultural Factors in Behavioral Health expertly offers clinicians a comprehensive set of resources and tools that will assist them working with diverse clients. Clinicians working with culturally diverse clients, as well as researchers and students learning about how cultural factors are relevant to the helping profession will all find this volume an integral addition to their library.

The Academic Psychological and Behavioral Adjustment of Chinese Parachute Kids

The Academic  Psychological  and Behavioral Adjustment of Chinese Parachute Kids Book
Author : Christy Ling Hom
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Immigration Cultural Identity and Mental Health

Immigration  Cultural Identity  and Mental Health Book
Author : Eugenio M. Rothe,Andres J. Pumariega
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-02-17
ISBN : 0190661712
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What will the ethnic, racial and cultural face of the United States look like in the upcoming decades, and how will the American population adapt to these changes? Immigration, Cultural Identity, and Mental Health: Psycho-social Implications of the Reshaping of America outlines the various psychosocial impacts of immigration on cultural identity and its impact on mainstream culture. Thoroughly researched, this book examines how cultural identity relates to individual mental health and should be taken into account in mental health treatment. In a time when globalization is decreasing the importance of national boundaries and impacting cultural identity for both minority and mainstream populations, the authors explore the multiple facets of what immigration means for culture and mental health. The authors review the concept of acculturation and examine not only how the immigrant's identity transforms through this process, but also how the immigrant transforms the host culture through inter-culturation. The authors detail the risk factors and protective factors that affect the first generation and subsequent generations of immigrants in their adaptation to American society, and also seek to dispel myths and clarify statistics of criminality among immigrant populations. Further, the book aims to elucidate the importance of ethnicity and race in the psycho-therapeutic encounter and offers treatment recommendations on how to approach and discuss issues of ethnicity and race in psychotherapy. It also presents evidence-based psychological treatment interventions for immigrants and members of minority populations and shows how psychotherapy involves the creation of new, more adaptive narratives that can provide healing, personal growth, and relevance to the immigrant experience. Throughout, the authors provide clinical case examples to illustrate the concepts presented.

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creating Infrastructures for Latino Mental Health

Creating Infrastructures for Latino Mental Health Book
Author : Lydia P. Buki,Lissette M Piedra
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-09-08
ISBN : 9781441994523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Latinos are the fastest growing and largest minority group in the United States. In 2008, this group numbered over 47 million; by 2050, the population is expected to triple, reaching 133 million. Traditionally, Latinos have immigrated to large urban centers (e.g., New York, Los Angeles) that over long periods of time developed a complex infrastructure to receive new immigrants. Increasingly, new Spanish-speaking immigrants are moving into areas of the country previously unfamiliar to them. Although urban co-ethnic communities continue to be the destination of many newcomers, immigrants from Mexico, Central America, and South America in pursuit of low-skilled labor opportunities are settling in small towns and rural areas of the South and Midwest. This new demographic trend has resulted in the creation of the term "new growth communities," which refers to small rural areas that are now home to a small but rapidly growing Hispanic population. Unfortunately, these communities, which are now present in many states across the country (e.g., Illinois, North Carolina), lack the infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of Latino immigrants (e.g., access to health care, immigration assistance, and breaking down language barriers). The lack of an infrastructure and the lack of an established ethnic community to facilitate the assimilation of new immigrants present an ongoing challenge, especially in the area of Latino mental health. The volume focuses on dealing with systemic issues and on providing innovative ideas for development of infrastructure of services. This text will advance ways to understand and ameliorate mental health disparities both from research and experiential perspectives.

JMCNH

JMCNH Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coming to America

Coming to America Book
Author : Michelle Harris-Reid
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Hispanic Mental Health

Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Hispanic Mental Health Book
Author : Robert G. Malgady,Orlando Rodriguez
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Resulting from a conference in 1992 sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the papers in this book represent the fields of psychology, psychiatry, anthropology and epidemiology. The focus is on cross-cultural and acculturative issues in mental health, covering stress and behaviour.

Clinical Social Work Practice in Behavioral Mental Health

Clinical Social Work Practice in Behavioral Mental Health Book
Author : Roberta G. Sands
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text provides an in-depth, contemporary approach to clinical social work with clients in mental health settings. This is a revision of a text originally titled Clinical Social Work Practice in Community Mental Health. The “community mental health” approach is now dated, and this revision features “behavioral” mental health, described from a “postmodern” perspective. The book's postmodern approach is client-oriented and context-sensitive. This perspective is explained in Chapter 1 and is included in every chapter by featuring clients' “voices,” particularly at the beginning and end of the chapters. Important new topics include managed care and measurement of outcomes, both of which are woven throughout the text and featured in Chapters 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, and 13. “Best Practices” boxes in Chapters 6 and 8-12 provide exemplary approaches to intervention with clients with specific mental health problems. Alternative healing methods are discussed in “Other Ways of Healing” sections in Chapters 6, 8, 9, 12, and 13. Medications are discussed in Chapters 8, 9, and 12, and abuse of medications is discussed in Chapter 13.

Understanding the Help seeking Tendencies of Older West Indians Cultural Beliefs Acculuration and Stigma

Understanding the Help seeking Tendencies of Older West Indians  Cultural Beliefs  Acculuration and Stigma Book
Author : Leanne P. Price
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ABSTRACT: The voices, opinions, and experiences related to the psychological needs of West Indian immigrants over the age of 60 have been neglected in literature and research, making these individuals a marginalized population. This research explores the help-seeking tendencies of older West Indians who have immigrated to the United States, intending to address the barriers that may prevent their decision to seek treatment. The unique and varied cultural experiences of West Indians have had an influence on how they conceptualize mental health and, to a more considerable extent, mental illness. As America's population ages, the need for mental and behavioral health services continues to increase, particularly within this minority population. So, despite being the most significant consumers of health care resources and medication worldwide, recent international research has highlighted the under-representation of older participants in clinical trials (Briggs, Robinson, & O'Neill, p. 311). The investigation applied a qualitative methodology to understand the stories and influences that shape opinions on mental health and illness of four selected participants, exploring the complex intersectionality of culture, acquired racial identity, stigma, age, and education in regard to seeking mental health treatment within the Caribbean community. The primary data resource consists of a series of three open-ended interviews with each participant and uses thematic analysis to identify themes and underlying narrative patterns. The participants interviewed, despite their trauma or experiences with mental illness, would prefer not to seek treatment for themselves, but would encourage the use of mental health services by their families and the younger generations. Additionally, several factors that influence their decision to seek treatment are discussed. Those factors include a preference for experienced providers, maintaining a sense of privacy regarding mental health concerns, the enduring stigma associated with mental illness or trauma, and a general lack of trust and skepticism toward others. These factors, implications, and limitations for clinical practice are examined in an effort for practitioners to develop a more wholesome and holistic conceptualization of the older West Indian population.

America History and Life

America  History and Life Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Immigrant Medicine

Immigrant Medicine Book
Author : Patricia Frye Walker,Elizabeth Day Barnett
Publisher : Saunders
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first single-volume, comprehensive guide to caring for immigrant patient populations, this book synthesizes the most practical and clinically relevant information and presents it in an easy-to-access format, making it an invaluable reference for front-line clinicians and other healthcare professionals, public health officials, and policy makers.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Immigration Nationality Law Handbook

Immigration   Nationality Law Handbook Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Immigrant and Refugee Youth and Families

Immigrant and Refugee Youth and Families Book
Author : Mo Yee Lee
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-05-19
ISBN : 1000386821
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. Over the years the composition of immigrants has significantly changed. From receiving immigrants from primarily Europe, the United States is now home to people from countries around the globe. One of the common challenges encountered by immigrant and refugee families and youth is to successfully resettle and integrate into the host country that is culturally different from their country of origin. Depending on the context of migration, families and youth oftentimes face additional challenges ranging from potential trauma prior to immigration, language, employment, education, healthcare accessibility, integration, discrimination, etc. This book focuses on different issues experienced by immigrant and refugee families and youth as well as programs implemented to serve these populations. These issues pertain to the individual at a personal level (attachment, trauma, bi-cultural self-efficacy, behavioral problems, and mental health), family (parenting, work-family conflict, problems such as domestic violence), community (risk factors such as racial discrimination and protective factors such as social capital) and policy (immigration policy and enforcement). Part I of the book focuses on immigrant and refugee families and Part II focuses on immigrant and refugee youth. By increasing our awareness of issues pertinent to immigrant and refugee families and youth, we can better provide culturally respectful and sensitive services and policy to this population at a time when they are navigating between their host culture and home culture in addition to dealing with challenges encountered in resettlement. The book is a significant new contribution to migration studies and social justice, and will be a great resource for academics, researchers, and advanced students of social work, public policy, law and sociology. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of Ethic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work.