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Recommendations for Counselors Working With Jamaican Immigrant Families and Children
Stephaney S. Morrison, Janeé M. Steele, and Lynette Henry
Jamaican families and children represent a large sector of immigrant groups in the United States. Many of these families and children face unique challenges that have a significant impact on their mental health. This article discusses issues relevant to Jamaican immigrant families and children in relation to their attitudes toward mental health services and overall psychological well-being. Recommendations for counselors are provided to meet the needs of this population and promote good mental health.
Keywords: Jamaican immigrants, Caribbean families, Caribbean children, immigrants’ mental health