Associate Professor, School of Social Work (Class II)
In 2000 Dr. Mimi Chapman and a colleague from the UNC Department of Public Policy established the Latino Adolescent Migration, Health, and Adaption Project (LAMHA), the first population-based study of mental health, migration and acculturation among first-generation Latino youth living in North Carolina. Expansion of the project involving dissemination of the findings to state level advocates, teachers and service providers. Chapman’s current work, Creating Confianza, is a partnership between Chatham County, the UNC School of Social Work and El Futuro, a mental health clinic serving Latinos. The goal of this partnership is to create a system of care through early intervention and cultural brokerage for new Latino immigrant middle and high school students experiencing mental health difficulties.