ERIC Number: EJ867175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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The ALAS Project: Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care for Latina Immigrant Mothers
Rogers, Jamie; Perreira, Krista M.; Beeber, Linda; Schwartz, Todd A.
Zero to Three (J), v29 n2 p39-44 Nov 2008
As the Latino population in the U.S. grows, clinicians, researchers, and practitioners have begun to develop strategies to help Latino children and their parents adapt to life in the United States. This article describes how the stressors of immigration contribute to the development of depressive symptoms among Latina mothers, and how these symptoms affect mothers' relationships with their young children. The authors describe the ALAS project, a program designed to help Spanish-speaking immigrant women cope with depression, acculturation stressors, and the needs of their young infants and toddlers.
Descriptors: Mothers, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Barriers, Mental Health, Health Services, Depression (Psychology), Stress Variables, Parent Child Relationship, Acculturation, Infants, Toddlers, Program Descriptions
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