Examining service delivery models and clinical approaches for promoting infant early childhood mental health and adult mental health among forcibly displaced refugee and immigrant populations

FY22 Crown Family Faculty Research Grant

This project involves a series of manuscripts that explores theories widely referenced in the social work field – contextual trauma theory, ecological systems theory, and psychosocial development theory – to understand patterns in refugee adjustment, integration, and mental wellness. Using a variety of methodologies including growth mixture models, latent profile analysis, and logistic regressions, the project explores the ways in which refugee arrivals navigate resettlement programs, predictors of mental healthcare enrollment, associations between pre-, peri-, post-migration stressors on mental health presentation, and exploration of mental illness diagnoses by global region and context.