Working with Immigrant Women addresses the gap between the needs of newcomer women and established structures and practices in Canada’s mental health care system.
With an interest in changing paradigms in mental health practice, the multidisciplinary group of authors—including researchers, mental health practitioners, health promoters, community development workers, university professors, diversity trainers, program coordinators and community mental health advocates—analyzes issues affecting women’s mental health and illnesses within an immigration and settlement context, critically examines literature and current research and suggests practice strategies for mental health professionals working with this population.
Working with Immigrant Women highlights the intersecting oppressions experienced by women while emphasizing their strengths and resiliencies. It also demonstrates how women are active participants in shaping their mental health and responding to mental health problems.
recognizing social determinants of depression, the role of spirituality, issues around interpretation and barriers to accessing services and their implications for practice
working with specific groups: Sudanese, Caribbean, lesbian, refugee and older women and girls
critical concerns for women: trauma, intimate partner violence and postpartum depression.
The authors provide innovative approaches that mental health professionals can use to enhance current practice and ensure equitable, relevant and comprehensive care. This book is a valuable resource for health care professionals, administrators, educators, researchers and policy-makers, and is an ideal course text.
Book | ISBN 978-0-88868-535-3 | 360 pages | Published: 2008 | English |
Product Code: PG124 | $39.95.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Understanding the Context of Immigrant Women’s Lives
Part 2: Theoretical Perspectives
Theoretical Perspectives and Conceptual Frameworks
Are Sensitivity and Tolerance Enough? Comparing Two Theoretical Approaches to
Caring for Newcomer Women with Mental Health Problems
Part 3: Current Realities for Immigrant Women and New Paradigms for Mental Health Practice
Social Determinants of Depression among Immigrant and Refugee Women
Recognizing Spirituality as a Vital Component in Mental Health Care
The Community Interpreter: A Critical Link between Clients and Service Providers
Services for Women: Access, Equity and Quality
Part 4: Working with Specific Groups
Newcomer Girls in Canada: Implications for Interventions by Mental Health Professionals
Women at the Centre of Changing Families: A Study of Sudanese Women’s Resettlement Experiences
Separation and Reunification Challenges Faced by Caribbean Women and Their Children
Counselling Lesbian and Bisexual Immigrant Women of Colour
Practice Implications for Working with Refugee Women
Addressing Older Women’s Health: A Pressing Need
Part 5: Highlighting Critical Mental Health Concerns
Trauma Work with Latin American Women in Canada
Intimate Partner Violence among Immigrant and Refugee Women
Postpartum Depression among Immigrant Women
Part 6: Conclusion
About the Editors
About the Authors
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