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Title Creating infrastructures for Latino mental health / Lydia P. Buki, Lissette M. Piedra, editors ; foreword by Melba J.T. Vasquez
Published New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 276 pages)
Contents Forces shaping service provision -- Latinos and the changing demographic landscape: key dimensions for infrastructure building -- Latino mental health: acculturation challenges in service provision -- Building response capacity: the need for universally available language services -- Building infrastructures across service sectors -- Increasing service parity through organizational cultural competence -- Building infrastructure through training and interdisciplinary collaboration -- Investing in the future: expanding educational opportunities for first-generational Latino college students -- Putting students to work: Spanish community service learning as a countervailing force -- Priority contexts for infrastructure development: vulnerable populations -- Serving Latino families caring for a person with serious mental illness -- Plight of Latino youth in the juvenile justice system: considerations for mental health treatment -- Promoting the well-being of unaccompanied immigrant minors -- Latinos in rural areas: addressing mental health disparities in new growth communities -- Reflections on service opportunities in Latino mental health -- Life during and after breast cancer: providing community-based comprehensive services to Latinas -- Lessons learned from HIV service provision: using a targeted behavioral health approach -- Private practice with Latinos: brief reflections and suggestions -- What does politics have to do with it? Policy and mental health services access for Latino populations
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hispanic Americans -- Mental health services.
Mental health services -- United States -- Administration.
Cultural competence -- Government policy -- United States.
Hispanic Americans.
Mental Health Services.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Buki, Lydia P.
Piedra, Lissette M.
ISBN 9781441994523 (electronic bk.)
1441994521 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)
(acid-free paper)