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CONTENTS Foreword i Culturally Competent Mental Health Care with New Hispanic Immigrants i Ian A. Canino Chapter 1. Health Disparities in the Hispanic population: An Overview 1 Gladys Gonz lez-Ramos Manny J. Gonz lez Chapter 2. Mental Health in the Hispanic Immigrant Community: An Overview 21 Peter J. Guarnaccia Igda Martinez Henry Acosta Chapter 3. Mental Health Care of Hispanic Immigrant Children: A School-Based Approach 47 Gladys Gonz lez-Ramos Manny J. Gonz lez Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice Chapter 4. Concepts of Mental Health and Mental Illness in Older Hispanics 59 Cathy S. Berkman Peter J. Guarnaccia Naelys Diaz Lee W. Badger Gary J. Kennedy Chapter 5. Serious Mental Illness Among Mexican Immigrant Families: Implications for Culturally Relevant Practice 87 Concepcion Barrio Ann Marie Yamada Chapter 6. Psychosocial stressors, psychiatric diagnoses and utilization of mental health services among undocumented immigrant Latinos 107 M. Carmela Pérez Lisa Fortuna Chapter 7. Dominicans 125 Annecy Baez Chapter 8. The Mariel and Balsero Cuban Immigrant Experience: Family Reunification Issues and Treatment Recommendations 141 Manny J. Gonz lez José J. Lopez Eunjeong Ko Chapter 9. Counseling South American Immigrants 155 Jairo N. Fuertes Vincent C. Alfonso Janet T. Schultz Chapter 10. Central American Survivors of Political Violence: An Examination of Contextual Factors and Practice Issues 169 David W. Engstrom Lissette M. Piedra Chapter 11. The Future of Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for Latino Immigrants 189 William Vega APPENDIX 197 Resource List of Selected National Hispanic Organizations 197
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Latin Americans -- Mental health -- United States.
Latin Americans -- Mental health services -- United States.
Immigrants -- Mental health -- United States.
Immigrants -- Mental health services -- United States.
Hispanic Americans -- Mental health.
Hispanic Americans -- Mental health services.
Psychiatry, Transcultural -- United States.