Immigrants experience severe distress and hardships prior, during and post-immigration. In this study we aim to examine the risk and protective factors for mental distress among irregular migrants and their children. The study is conducted in in two sites: (1) Rogozin high school in Tel Aviv, which is known for its accessibility for children on irregular migrants, and (2) The Open Clinic which was founded by Physicians for Human Rights- Israel and provides health services to irregular migrants.
Our ultimate goal of the project is to identify risk and resilience factors associated with mental health among migrants and their children, and to improve the appropriateness and quality of care provided to this vulnerable population.
Partly funded by the European Union ISCH COST Action IS1103 Adapting European Health Systems to Diversity (ADAPT).
Risk and protective factors for postpartum depression among asylum seekers in Israel project funded by UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Mental health needs and services for irregular migrants