Mental Health Promotion and Children of Migrant Workers: An Evidence Based Intervention Study.
Author(s):
DAISY K J, DR.LUKOSE P J
Keywords:
Children of migrant workers, Evidence Based Study, Intervention, Mental health Promotion, Migration.
Abstract
Mental health plays key role at every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood. Mental health indicates the achievement of developmental and emotional milestones in childhood. It also supports healthy social development and effective coping skills of the children. The purpose of this study was to know the mental health status of the children of migrant workers and the need of intervention for promoting mental health. Mental health battery was used to assess the mental health of the participants of this study. Children of migrant workers face lots of structural and cultural barriers due to migration, which may affect their mental health. Promotion of mental health can play a vital role in the life of the children of migrant workers, their families, and societies. The intervention program was developed based on the psycho social theory, basic mental health ideas, and cultural background of the respondents. The study was conducted among 301 children of migrant workers residing at Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh state, India. In order to assess the mental health of the respondents the researcher has taken pre-test, post - tests method. Focused group discussions and the result from the post-test were used to find out the outcome of the intervention. The effective training as well as the positive response from the respondents to the intervention program brought positive changes in their mental health level.
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Unique Paper ID: 153655

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 8

Page(s): 140 - 147
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