Leaving no children or families outside: the challenges of immigration

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2010 Oct;80(4):505-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01053.x.


This study addresses potentially stressful events that accompany the process of immigration for children and their families. Acculturation stress, combined with service disparities, may contribute to a higher risk for psychopathology among immigrant children and youth, as compared to their parents. Culturally informed, evidence-based treatment and preventive interventions that meet the mental health and cultural needs of immigrant children and families have the potential to minimize this higher risk of adverse mental health consequences.

MeSH terms

  • Acculturation
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child Development
  • Emigrants and Immigrants / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Emigrants and Immigrants / statistics & numerical data
  • Emigration and Immigration* / statistics & numerical data
  • Family* / psychology
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Humans
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Services
  • Refugees / psychology
  • Social Adjustment
  • Social Responsibility
  • Social Support
  • Stress, Psychological / etiology
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology
  • United States