Immigrant youth deserve mental health support.
Migrant children arrive in the United States with extensive prior trauma before facing additional stressors in the US, like the threat of deportation, a lack of legal counsel, difficult family dynamics, and more. These challenges exacerbate existing mental health problems. As a result, newcomer youth are more likely to struggle in isolation with symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression, and struggle academically and behaviorally at school. Yet, these children cannot access needed social services due to multiple barriers.
Conexiones/Connections connects youth with free, bilingual therapy services. This program is implemented in partnership with Immigrant Psychology Network thanks to generous funding from the Scattergood Foundation's Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness.