Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Mental by Frederick T. Leong, Linda Juang, Desiree B. Qin, Hiram E.

By Frederick T. Leong, Linda Juang, Desiree B. Qin, Hiram E. Fitzgerald

This first-of-its-kind, two-volume set examines actual, mental, social, and environmental components that undermine―or support―healthy improvement in Asian American children.

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Nguyen, Huang, Arganza, & Liao, 2007) of mental health concerns like depression as do White Americans. , Choi, Harachi, Gillmore, & Catalano, 2006). General Psychosocial Adjustment Studies drawing on Asian American youth samples, first started in the 1970s, have consistently shown that Asian American students reported higher levels of distress and emotional and social adjustment difficulties than White Americans (see Abe & Zane, 1990, for a review). , 2006). , 2006). Depression and Suicide A number of studies have found that Asian American children and adolescents reported elevated levels of depression and suicide ideation rates compared to other ethnic groups (Abright & Chung, 2002; Harker, 2001).

4. In this chapter, the term “immigrant children” refers to immigrant children and children of immigrants. 5. S. (general) population, Asians and Latinos also have a growing consequence on public health (Hussey, 2007). 6. This latter part (social value) was true for all Latinos and first- and secondgeneration Asians in the sample. 7. For more explanations, see Suárez-Orozco et al. (2006) and Palacios et al. (2008). 8. Given the racial disparities that persist today, it is not just the cultural changes, but also the racial structures that are critical to one’s adaptation in the United States.

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