Cultural Considerations in Latino American Mental Health by Harvette Grey, Brittany N. Hall-Clark

By Harvette Grey, Brittany N. Hall-Clark

In America's more and more diversified society, it really is primary that psychological healthiness services prioritize the improvement in their cultural competence to guarantee that they're built to fulfill the wishes in their consumers.

Cultural concerns in Latino American psychological Health bargains a vast array of views from clinicians and researchers actively operating with racially and ethnically assorted populations. This booklet addresses psychosocial cultural concerns that influence the psychological well-being of the turning out to be Latino American inhabitants. themes mentioned comprise proper socio-demographic variables for Latinos and the consequences of the progressively expanding Latino inhabitants within the usa; cultural values, acculturation, and acculturative pressure within the lives of Latino teenagers; culturally responsive intervention of melancholy in Latino kids; melancholy around the lifespan; and cultural elements within the improvement of substance abuse concerns within the Latino adolescent inhabitants. This e-book is a must-read for psychological future health clinicians, scholars, neighborhood staff, college counselors, and nurses who paintings with various populations.

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The African presence in Mexico: From yanga to the present. Chicago, IL: National Museum of Mexican Art. Pae, P. (2005, October 10). Immigrants rush to New Orleans as contractors fight for workers.  C1. com/2005/oct/10/business/fi-migrants10. Pew Hispanic Center & The Kaiser Family Foundation. (2004). Health care experiences. Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center. Pew Hispanic Center. (2004). Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways. Washington, DC: Author. Pew Hispanic Center.

Department of Health and Human Services, 2001). From a clinical perspective, Maria Elena’s presenting problems include anxiety, stress, and depression. In developing an intervention strategy for Maria Elena, it behooves the clinician to use diagnostic tools and procedures that have been shown to be culturally 2 2 | L at i n o A m e r i c a n MENTA L H EA LT H valid and appropriate for use with Latinas (Dana, 2005). To this end, the clinician should make every effort to use a treatment that is evidence based as well as sensitive and responsive to the sociocultural factors that are having a direct impact on her well-being.

Language use, national origin). In addition to the importance of integrating a bidimensional framework into an understanding of acculturation, researchers have recently called for a more multidimensional conceptualization of acculturation that includes values as well as behaviors (Schwartz, Unger, Zamboanga, & Szapocznik, 2010). , feeling proud of one’s cultural background, believing in certain gender role expectations). Clearly, understanding the degree to which a Latino adolescent adheres to Latino and White cultural values is important with regard to assessing acculturation, let alone developing an appropriate intervention for a mental health concern.

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