Reporting of Child Mental Health Concerns by Asian American Parents

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize parent report of mental health conditions in Asian children.
  2. identify demographic factors that are related to parent report of mental health conditions.
  3. develop strategies to address mental health disparities among the Asian community.


Asian Americans are currently the fastest growing minority population in the United States, but consistently underreport mental health concerns. Previous research has supported that Asians are as likely to have mental health concerns as their White, non-Hispanic peers. We examine reporting of mental health concerns about Asian American children by their parents. Practitioners will learn more about reporting patterns and understand why Asian parents may be less inclined to report mental health concerns in their children.



Christopher Le, Texas State University
Mariana Davila, Texas State University


Stephany Soto-Samudio, MS, Sandra Vanegas


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