ERIC Number: EJ1072040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Understanding Latino Parents' Child Mental Health Literacy: Todos a bordo/All Aboard
Umpierre, Mari; Meyers, Laura V.; Ortiz, Aida; Paulino, Angela; Rodriguez, Anita Rivera; Miranda, Ana; Rodriguez, Raquel; Kranes, Stephanie; McKay, Mary M.
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n5 p607-618 Sep 2015
Objective: This article describes Phase 1 of a pilot that aims to develop, implement, and test an intervention to educate and simultaneously engage highly stressed Latino parents in child mental health services. A team of Spanish-speaking academic and community co-investigators developed the intervention using a community-based participatory research approach and qualitative methods. Method: Through focus groups, the team identified parents' knowledge gaps and their health communication preferences. Results: Latino parents from urban communities need and welcome child mental health literacy interventions that integrate printed materials with videos, preferably in their native language, combined with guidance from professionals. Conclusion: A 3-minute video in Spanish that integrates education entertainment strategies and a culturally relevant format was produced as part of the intervention to educate and simultaneously engage highly stressed Latino parents in child mental health care. It is anticipated that the intervention will positively impact service use among this group.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parents, Child Health, Mental Health, Intervention, Health Education, Mental Health Programs, Participatory Research, Qualitative Research, Urban Areas, Information Literacy, Health Materials, Video Technology, Culturally Relevant Education, Focus Groups, Pilot Projects, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: P20 MH085983