ERIC Number: EJ798163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Promoting the Mental Health of Immigrants: A Multicultural/Social Justice Perspective
Chung, Rita Chi-Ying; Bemak, Fred; Ortiz, Diana P.; Sandoval-Perez, Paola A.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n3 p310-317 Sum 2008
Immigration is a major factor that is greatly contributing to the unprecedented demographic changes that are presently occurring in the United States. This article discusses the challenges encountered by immigrants, taking into account the historical, sociopolitical, economic, cultural, and psychological factors that contribute to successful adjustment and adaptation to their new environment. In doing so, it outlines a new theoretical approach to working with this unique cultural group that is embedded in a multicultural/social justice helping perspective.
Descriptors: Justice, Immigrants, Mental Health, Cultural Influences, Social Influences, Political Issues, Economic Factors, Psychological Patterns, Adjustment (to Environment), Acculturation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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