Vidéo : Ghayda Hassan – Lignes directrices pour guider le travail auprès des immigrants

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Dr. Ghayda Hassan est professeur en psychologie à l’université the Québec à Montréal. Elle est l’une des auteurs des lignes directrices cliniques fondées sur des preuves pour les immigrants et les réfugiés. Dans cette entrevue elle aborde des lignes directrices pour la santé mentale des immigrants et des réfugiés au Canada. Elle explique les raisons pour lesquelles ces lignes directrices sont nécessaires. La santé des populations migrantes est souvent influencée par les mêmes aspects des déterminants sociaux que celui des autres Canadiens, mais aussi par d’autres déterminants en raison de leur statut de migrant. Ceux-ci incluent des obstacles à l’intégration sociale et économique, les barrières d’accès aux services sociaux et de santé en raison de la langue et les différences culturelles, le manque de réseaux sociaux. C’est important de reconnaitre ces obstacles peuvent également exercer une influence significative.

Minorités sexuelles, minorités culturelles

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Entrevues
Entrevue avec Edward Ou Jin Lee, membre de l’organisme AGIR et étudiant au doctorat, travail social, Université McGill et Habib El-Hage, chercheur METISS, intervenant social, Collège de Rosemont, par Andréanne Boisjoli.

« Il faut préparer les intervenants à bien comprendre la question LGBTQ dans un contexte d’immigration, et la complexité sociale dans laquelle ces personnes vivent. »

Lire l’article ici.

Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers

Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers – New Canadian Media

An interview with Dr. Jaswant Guzder on issues of access to mental health care for immigrants and refugees and the importance of interpreters. Includes discussion of suicide, psychosis, depression, and cultural consultation.

Immigrant students pick up our bad habits: report

BY CATHERINE SOLYOM, GAZETTE EDUCATION REPORTER JANUARY 21, 2014

A report released Tuesday by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec revealed that students born outside of Canada or to parents born abroad were less likely to smoke, drink and have sex. But the longer they lived in Quebec, the more likely they were to adopt these typically Canadian behaviours.

Immigrant students pick up our bad habits: report.

The full report is available here.

Immigrant Mothers’ Access to Early Childhood Preventive Services for Vulnerable Families

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Entre-vues, le bulletin de l’équipe METISS, vous présente ce mois-ci les travaux de Ghayda Hassan, professeure en psychologie à l’UQAM, sur les critères d’admissibilités au programme SIPPE pour les mères immigrantes.

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Vous trouverez tous les numéros d’ Entre-vues gratuitement sur le site Web du CSSS de la Montagne :

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Working with Vietnamese Americans: Clinical Manual

Working with Vietnamese Americans: A Clinical Training Manual for Mental Health Professionals
Thomas T. Nguyen
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

Abstract
Vietnamese Americans are among the most recent immigrants to the United States (Min, 2006). There is a higher need of mental health services for those who have witnessed traumatic events (i.e., war trauma and forced migration) and those struggling with acculturative stress. Unfortunately, there is a significant deficit of culturally appropriate mental health service providers in working with this specific population (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). Despite efforts within the field in recent years to identify barriers to mental health services among Vietnamese Americans, mental health service utilization remains low and rates of early termination remains high. For many Vietnamese, low services utilization does not equate to a lesser need, but it reveals the many barriers (e.g., misunderstanding the Western concept of mental health, language communication, and cultural beliefs and practices) that prevent them from seeking mental health services. Further, a higher early termination rate is likely the result of the clinicians’ lack of cultural awareness and training. Thus, there is a need for a clinical training curriculum for mental health professionals working with this target group. The curriculum will address culturally appropriate interventions (i.e., multicultural awareness, understanding the Vietnamese cultural perception of mental illness, working with language interpreters, and intervention skills) to ensure that clinicians are better equipped with the knowledge and the skills to assist Vietnamese Americans, and also the ever-increasing diverse community.

 

Cécile Rousseau: A Relational Story

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“It’s not only about the migrants, it’s about the migrants and us as a majority… just like in a couple we’re part of the equation.”

Cécile Rousseau, Director of the Transcultural Child Psychiatry Clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital proposes a widening of focus when we think of immigrants and mental health to include the majority population. How does a host population feel about immigrants? Is the host community welcoming to this group? Dr. Rousseau discusses inter-community tensions between immigrant groups and the majority population and the tendency, when either group is feeling threatened, to close inwards, exacerbating tensions. Integration and adaptation into a new community is an important factor in the mental health of new Canadians and Dr. Rousseau stresses that all Canadians, new and established, play a part in it.

Schizophrenia and social defeat in the immigrant population

There are many pressures when resettling in a new country: the stress of immigration, the search for employment, getting recognition for training undertaken in another country, and dealing with a new language and culture. Inpsired by a 2005 study conducted by Dr. Cantor-Graae that found that immigrants have a 2-3 times higher chance than the average population of developing schizophrenia, Drs. Danni Li, Lisa Andermann, and Samuel Law at the University of Toronto conducted a study to look at the relationship between feelings of social defeat and types of delusions within schizophrenia. In this podcast, Drs. Andermann and Law share their findings and suggest possible approaches to working with immigrants with schizophrenia; they discuss implications for immigration policy and post-immigration social policies.