Parental race factors in seeking mental health services for children

Latino and Asian parents in California were less likely to seek mental health services for their children displaying serious emotional problems than white and black parents, a study showed. Aside from parental fears of labeling and being blamed for their children's condition, researchers found that other culture-related barriers to mental health treatment included restricted access to culturally appropriate initiatives and few available bilingual providers. The findings appear in the Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.

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