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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Health and mental health service utilization for children under 5 years old in the Latino community
by Mata, Rosalinda, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 66; 1490311
Abstract (Summary)

Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group. However, Latinos have historically underutilized health and mental health services. The purpose of this project was to examine the Latino clients’ perspectives and helping professionals’ perspectives to encourage mutual understanding on health and mental health issues and services available in the United States. However, this project primarily focused on helping social workers in the health and mental health fields to be able to empower the Latino population and advocate for culturally responsive services. The materials gathered in this study were designed to be used by helping professionals to enhance the well-being of Latino children especially for children under the age of 5.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nagai, Chikako
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Early childhood education, Public health, Hispanic American studies
Publication Number: 1490311
ISBN: 978-1-124-54588-2
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