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Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees: general approach in primary care
Systematic inquiry into patients’ migration trajectory and subsequent follow-up on culturally appropriate indicators of social, vocational and family functioning over time will allow clinicians to recognize problems in adaptation and undertake mental health promotion, disease prevention or treatment interventions in a timely way. Expand
Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees
(see Appendix 2, available at [www.cmaj.ca/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1503/cmaj.090313/-/DC1][1] for summary of recommendations and clinical considerations) There are more than 200 millionExpand
Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of Syrians affected by armed conflict
Sociocultural knowledge and cultural competency can improve the design and delivery of interventions to promote mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of Syrians affected by armed conflict and displacement, both within Syria and in countries hosting refugees from Syria. Expand
From the family universe to the outside world: family relations, school attitude, and perception of racism in Caribbean and Filipino adolescents.
It is suggested that family cohesion plays a key role in shaping adolescents' perceptions of racism in the host country and in promoting a positive appraisal of their own community, thus highlighting the need for a systemic understanding of family and intergroup relations. Expand
Ethnic identity and psychological adjustment in transracial adoptees: a review of the literature
International adoption is a relatively recent phenomenon and research in this field is emerging, particularly on issues of ethnic identity development and its implications for psychologicalExpand
Do First Generation Immigrant Adolescents Face Higher Rates of Bullying, Violence and Suicidal Behaviours Than Do Third Generation and Native Born?
Examination of first generation immigrant adolescents’ likelihood of experiencing bullying, violence, and suicidal behaviours compared to their later-generation and native born counterparts found family cohesion was associated with lower rates of violence. Expand
Prevention of domestic violence against women and children in low-income and middle-income countries
This review confirms the lack of research in the so-called ‘developing countries’ in terms of domestic/family violence against children and women in low and middle income countries and provides suggestions for further research and prevention efforts in this setting. Expand
Review of child maltreatment in immigrant and refugee families
Future research must incorporate more immigrant and refugee samples as well as examine, within an ecosystemic framework, the interaction between migratory and cultural factors with regard to the prevalence, consequences and treatment of child maltreatment for the targeted groups. Expand
Integration of interpreters in mental health interventions with children and adolescents: The need for a framework
The integration of interpreters in clinical teams in child mental healthcare was explored in two clinics, in Montreal and Paris, and four focus groups were conducted with interpreters and clinicians. Expand
Prevalence and correlates of conduct disorder and problem behavior in Caribbean and Filipino immigrant adolescents
The high adolescent-onset CD rate supports the hypothesis that psychosocial stressors play a role in the emergence of the disorder and predicts high levels of perceived racism and low collective self-esteem in these youngsters. Expand