Madden, Julie E.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The American Psychological Association has identified immigrant families as a vulnerable population, whose access to mental healthcare is impacted by numerous barriers (DeAngelis, 2023). Within these communities there is a need for mental health resources, but due to the many barriers these communities face they are often left without care. In this literature review, I will identify the mental health needs, and the barriers that each member of the family (e.g., mothers, children, and fathers) uniquely faces. The discussion will review how these barriers are currently being addressed, specifically looking at changes within practices, use of logotherapy, and changing the point of access can have an impact on removing barriers of access. The conclusion will give recommendations as to how current work can be improved, as well as considering underutilized resources that can assist in connecting these individuals to the available resources. Through recognizing these barriers, steps can be made to remove and address the barriers within the community.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Immigrant women--Mental health--United States; Immigrant children--Mental health--United States; Immigrant families--Mental health--United States
Mental and Social Health
Pickett, Alisa, "Barriers in immigrant mental healthcare: women, children and fathers" (2023). Honors Theses.