Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

Lim, Caroline


Latinx parents face various barriers to accessing mental health services for their children, and not enough findings have examined the perspective from a social workers’ lens. This study provides a recent look at consistent and new discoveries that can be classified as barriers for Latinx parents. In this qualitative study, we asked eleven parents to participate in an interview that asked open- ended questions. The qualitative data was gathered in the form of interview transcripts. The transcripts were reviewed for accuracy, coded for themes, and evaluated with the use of thematic analysis. The findings describe various contemporary barriers that impact Latinx parents’ access to mental health services for their children, as well as facilitators to mental health services.