Immigrant Children and Youth Psychological Challenges

Author: Alberto M. Bursztyn Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440803161
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Immigrants now comprise one-fourth of the 75 million children in the United States. The ability of today's immigrant children to become productively engaged adults hinges on their internal resources and mental health. This book ascertains their psychological challenges and their often misunderstood needs. • Provides an accessible and well-informed overview of the mental health needs of immigrant children and youths that identifies the multitude of issues and challenges that put immigrant children at high risk for emotional strain • Includes emergent areas of psychological study in immigrant populations, such as transnational families, undocumented status, childhood disabilities, and depression • Reflects current understanding about social acculturation and language acquisition

Transitions

Author: Mona M. Abo-Zena
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814789447
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Immigration to the United States has reached historic numbers— 25 percent of children under the age of 18 have an immigrant parent, and this number is projected to grow to one in three by 2050. These children have become a significant part of our national tapestry, and how they fare is deeply intertwined with the future of our nation. Immigrant children and the children of immigrants face unique developmental challenges. Navigating two distinct cultures at once, immigrant-origin children have no expert guides to lead them through the process. Instead, they find themselves acting as guides for their parents. How are immigrant children like all other children, and how are they unique? What challenges as well as what opportunities do their circumstances present for their development? What characteristics are they likely to share because they have immigrant parents, and what characteristics are unique to specific groups of origin? How are children of first-generation immigrants different from those of second-generation immigrants? Transitions offers comprehensive coverage of the field’s best scholarship on the development of immigrant children, providing an overview of what the field needs to know—or at least systematically begin to ask—about the immigrant child and adolescent from a developmental perspective. This book takes an interdisciplinary perspective to consider how personal, social, and structural factors interact to determine a variety of trajectories of development. The editors have curated contributions from experts across a carefully selected variety of topics covering ecologies, processes, and outcomes of development pertinent to immigrant origin children.

Migration and Mental Health

Author: Dinesh Bhugra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494007
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Human migration is a global phenomenon and is on the increase. It occurs as a result of 'push' factors (asylum, natural disaster), or as a result of 'pull' factors (seeking economic or educational improvement). Whatever the cause of the relocation, the outcome requires individuals to adjust to their new surroundings and cope with the stresses involved, and as a result, there is considerable potential for disruption to mental health. This volume explores all aspects of migration, on all scales, and its effect on mental health. It covers migration in the widest sense and does not limit itself to refugee studies. It covers issues specific to the elderly and the young, as well as providing practical tips for clinicians on how to improve their own cultural competence in the work setting. The book will be of interest to all mental health professionals and those involved in establishing health and social policy.

Psychotherapy for Immigrant Youth

Author: Sita Patel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319246933
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This book provides an in-depth, practical, and cutting-edge summary of psychotherapy for immigrant children and adolescents. This text integrates practical therapeutic methods with current empirical knowledge on the unique life stressors and mental health concerns of immigrant youth, proving essential for all who seek to address the psychological needs of this vulnerable and under-served population. Specific chapters are devoted to trauma, refugees and forced displacement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychopharmacological issues, school-based treatment, family. Each chapter includes specific cultural concerns and treatment techniques for immigrant groups from various regions of the world. In-depth case examples illustrate case formulation, how and when to use specific techniques, challenges faced in the treatment of immigrant youth, and responses to common obstacles. With detailed theory and practice guidelines, Psychotherapy for Immigrant Youth is a vital resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other practitioners.

Immigrant Children

Author: Susan S. Chuang
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739167065
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This edited book focuses on immigrant and refugee children around the world and will provide readers with a richer and more comprehensive approach of how researchers, practitioners, and social policymakers can examine immigrant children and youth among ethnic minority families. Also, the chapters will focus on the various methodological advances used to explicitly investigate immigrant children and youth.

Issues in Clinical Psychology Psychiatry and Counseling 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464963665
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Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling. The editors have built Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Counseling: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Immigrant and Refugee Children and Their Families

Author: Fern J. Cramer Azima
Publisher: International Universities PressInc
ISBN:
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This volume will serve as an invaluable aid to mental health professionals treating multi-cultural populations of children, adolescents, and their families.

A Nation of Immigrants

Author: John F. Kennedy
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062892843
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This significant contribution to the debate on immigration reform was President John F. Kennedy’s final book and is as timely now as it was when it was first published—now reissued for its 60th anniversary, with a new introduction and foreword. “In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history.... It can stand as a testament to a cause President Kennedy cherished, and which we should carry on.” — Robert F. Kennedy Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This 60th anniversary edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—with a new introduction, a new foreword by Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, and updated information on immigration policy reform—offers the late president's inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America. As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation's prominence and success is as timely as ever.

Managing Two Worlds

Author: Paul Anisef
Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
ISBN: 1551302179
Format: PDF
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Based on an extensive and collaborative research effort, this book features findings from particular ethno-racial groups in Ontario, highlighting family life, social relations, citizenship, education, and employment. It also includes comparisons of immigrant and refugee youth from different countries of origin and includes an overview of current research on immigrant youth settlement, as well as an integrated summary of the research findings and perspectives for future investigation.

From Generation to Generation

Author: Committee on the Health and Adjustment of Immigrant Children and Families
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309065615
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Immigrant children and youth are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, and so their prospects bear heavily on the well-being of the country. However, relevant public policy is shaped less by informed discussion than by politicized contention over welfare reform and immigration limits. From Generation to Generation explores what we know about the development of white, black, Hispanic, and Asian children and youth from numerous countries of origin. Describing the status of immigrant children and youth as "severely understudied," the committee both draws on and supplements existing research to characterize the current status and outlook of immigrant children. The book discusses the many factors--family size, fluency in English, parent employment, acculturation, delivery of health and social services, and public policies--that shape the outlook for the lives of these children and youth. The committee makes recommendations for improved research and data collection designed to advance knowledge about these children and, as a result, their visibility in current policy debates.