Children's mental health services and ethnic diversity: Gujarati families' perspectives of service provision for mental health problems.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore Gujarati parents' and adolescents' perceptions of child and adolescent mental health services and how these should be improved to best meet their needs. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were carried out with 15 parents and 15 young people, recruited from a community centre. Overall, the quality of the service appeared more important than its responsiveness to culture or ethnicity for both young people and their parents. These findings indicate the need for further evidence and debate on whether Black and ethnic minority families should be treated as though they are a homogenous group.

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@article{Dogra2007ChildrensMH, title={Children's mental health services and ethnic diversity: Gujarati families' perspectives of service provision for mental health problems.}, author={Nisha Dogra and Panos Vostanis and Hala Abuateya and N . D . Jewson}, journal={Transcultural psychiatry}, year={2007}, volume={44 2}, pages={275-91} }