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According to a 2015 report published by the William T. Grant Foundation, 1 in 3 Latino kids live in poverty vs. 1 in 7 non-Latino white kids and 1 in 7 Asian children. Such differences are believed to be a central issue which compounds disparities in mental health.
The report goes on to list 4 primary issues at the root of inequality in mental health including:
- Pervasive differences in family Socio-Econoimic Status;
- Adverse childhood experiences;
- Family structure; and
- Neighborhood-level Factors
Read more about mental health and Latino kids here.