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Engaging Ecuadorian, Peruvian, and Nicaraguan indigenous Populations in Mental Health Treatment
April 22, 2021

Since 2000, the migration rate of Ecuadorian, Peruvian, and Nicaraguan have increased over two-folds in the United States. Recognizing their cultural values and the socio-historical, and political context that led them to immigrate to the United States allows clinicians to better understand traumatic events endured by these populations and their impact on mental health. This factsheet aims to create awareness of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Central American Hispanic and indigenous populations among mental health service providers.