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The ALAS Project: Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care for Latina Immigrant Mothers

Citation

Rogers, Jamie; Perreira, Krista M.; Beeber, Linda S.; & Schwartz, Todd A. (2008). The ALAS Project: Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care for Latina Immigrant Mothers. Zero to Three, 29(2), 39-44.

Abstract

As the Latino population in the U.S. grows, clinicians, researchers, and practitioners have begun to develop strategies to help Latino children and their parents adapt to life in the United States. This article describes how the stressors of immigration contribute to the development of depressive symptoms among Latina mothers and how these symptoms affect mothers’ relationships with their young children. The authors describe the ALAS project, a program designed to help Spanish-speaking immigrant women cope with depression, acculturation stressors, and the needs of their young infants and toddlers.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2008

Journal Title

Zero to Three

Author(s)

Rogers, Jamie
Perreira, Krista M.
Beeber, Linda S.
Schwartz, Todd A.