Understanding Latino Families

In general , the health and human service needs of Latino families and children have been neglected in the United States . However an accurate assessment of these needs has proven to he a difficult task due to the historic lack of data ...

Author: Ruth E. Zambrana

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 080395610X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 242

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A fresh approach to the study of Latino families is offered in this volume which focuses on the strengths of Latino//Hispanic groups, the structural processes that impede their progress and the cultural and familial processes that enhance their intergenerational adaptation and resilience. The contributors present social and demographic profiles of Latino groups in the United States, empirical and conceptual reviews of Latino family approaches, and practice and policy implications from studies of Latino social programmes.

Understanding Latino History Excavating the Past Examining the Present

Quinceañera The term quinceañera refers to the common practice among many Latino families of celebrating the 15th birthday of their daughters with a special coming-of-age ceremony. The name quinceañera derives from the Spanish words ...

Author: Pablo R. Mitchell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440841699

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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This Latino history textbook is an outstanding reference source that covers many different Latino groups within a single comprehensive narrative. • Provides information that is accessible to a general student audience, supplying a comprehensive narrative history that covers various Latino groups along with profiles of notable Latinos from every era • Covers all Latino groups, placing the history of Mexican Americans alongside the cultures and experiences of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, and Central and South Americans • Includes primary sources with guiding questions that will help students develop interpretive, critical thinking skills • Ideally suited to serve as a reference source and as a classroom survey text for students studying Latino history

Understanding Latino Delinquency

In estimating family influences on delinquency , Smith and Krohn found a greater amount of variance in Latino delinquency explained by family variables . In addition , the relationship between family involvement and delinquency was ...

Author: Cynthia Perez McCluskey

Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110286403

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Perez McCluskey explores the application of traditional strain theory across multiple ethnic groups. Using data from the Denver Youth Survey and the Rochester Youth Development Study she tests strain theory across two separate Latino groups and their white and African American counterparts. For the most part, strain theory is supported when males are examined collectively. However, when ethnic groups are examined individually, differences emerge. Strain theory does not explain Latino delinquency as well as it does that of other groups. One notable difference is the influence of delinquent friends: Latino attitudes and delinquent behavior are least affected by peers

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Because of the group's diverse nature, characteristics such as national origin, generational status, nativity, immigration history, cultural orientation, and socioeconomic status must be considered when attempting to understand Latino ...

Author: Gary W. Peterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461439875

Category: Social Science

Page: 914

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The third edition of Handbook of Marriage and the Family describes, analyzes, synthesizes, and critiques the current research and theory about family relationships, family structural variations, and the role of families in society. This updated Handbook provides the most comprehensive state-of-the art assessment of the existing knowledge of family life, with particular attention to variations due to gender, socioeconomic, race, ethnic, cultural, and life-style diversity. The Handbook also aims to provide the best synthesis of our existing scholarship on families that will be a primary source for scholars and professionals but also serve as the primary graduate text for graduate courses on family relationships and the roles of families in society. In addition, the involvement of chapter authors from a variety of fields including family psychology, family sociology, child development, family studies, public health, and family therapy, gives the Handbook a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework.

Counseling Latinos and la Familia

4 Understanding Latino Families Redefining Their Diversity Más reluce el humo de mi tierra que el fuego de la ajena . The smoke of my land is brighter than the fire of another . Rovira , 1984 , p . 72 Objectives • To present demographic ...

Author: Azara L Santiago-Rivera

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 0761923306

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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Counseling Latinos and la familia provides an integrated approach to understanding Latino families and increasing competency for counselors and other mental health professional who work with Latinos and their families. It provides essential background information about the Latino population and the family unit, which is so central to Latino culture, including the diversity of various Spanish-speaking groups, socio-political issues, and changing family forms. The book also includes practical counseling strategies, focusing on the multicultural competencies approach.

Empowerment Series Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

The first theme important in understanding the environment for children growing up in Hispanic families is the significance of a common language (Delgado-Romero, Nevels, & Capielo, 2013; Furman, Negi, & Loya, 2010).

Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337670722

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

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UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 11th Edition, looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of individual, family, group, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Latino Elders and the Twenty first Century

In M. McGoldrick , J.K. Pearce & J. Giordano ( Eds . ) , Ethnicity and Family Therapy ( pp . 164-186 ) . ... In R. Zambrana ( Ed . ) , Understanding Latino Families : Scholarship , Policy and Practice ( pp . 40-61 ) .

Author: Melvin Delgado

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 078900657X

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Challenges for Culturally Competent Research and Practice will help social workers, researchers, and organizations identify and analyze ways of meeting the demands of the increasing number of elderly Latinos. Working from conceptual frameworks, case studies, and examples, this book provides you with a demographic picture of Latino elders and investigates the needs of ethnic-specific groups. Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century will help you develop and create culturally competent intervention methods that take the culture, beliefs, and situations of Latino elders into consideration. Addressing the future challenges to individuals involved in the field of gerontology, this book offers you current studies on the assessment of present services for Latino elders, how they can be improved, and why these individuals may be reluctant to seek financial or medical help. Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century will assist you in devising policies and programs aimed at improving services for Latino elders, including: providing Latino and non-Latino staff with an understanding of culturally competent principles, such as values, knowledge, and skills, that will help them give attention to individual and cultural needs improving staff development by assessing issues and underlying causes of client problems using the self and other cultural awareness models to help professionals realize their own values, attitudes, and behaviors examining community resources, such as gift shops, clothing shops, and beauty parlors in Puerto Rican communities that offer interpreter services, integration of the lonely, and community leadership to the elderly considering family structure and personal identification to facilitate access to health care services minimizing stress of caregivers by fully understanding how they identify their roles within their families, evaluating their needs and capacity as caregivers, and offering counseling approaches that recognize the dynamics of caregiving examining contributing factors to substance abuse among elders and researching incidence, prevalence, patterns of use, etiology, and consequences of this behavior Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century explores the possibilities of further research in the areas of substance abuse among the elderly and the importance of businesses in ethnic communities to meet the growing needs of clients. In order to assist specific groups of Latinos, this book examines social and medical needs and services for Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and Yaqui elders of Old Pascua. Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century will help you develop culturally sensitive programs for individual clients and diminish barriers to service.

Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations

e notion that one should sacrifice everything for family has its costs, however, and may account for the small ... this study whi may be useful in understanding elder mistreatment in families of Mexican origin is that of vergüenza.

Author: Toshio Tatara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317714828

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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First published in 1999. Research on elder abuse in the United States has made great strides in recent years. As a result, we have been able to define and discover the causes of elder abuse, design tools to assess the risk of abuse, develop and implement treatment and prevention strategies, and evaluate programs for victims and perpetrators. However, this research has been derived from studies whose subjects were primarily Caucasian. This is not because elder abuse does not take place in minority communities, but rather because researchers wanted first to study the issue in its broadest sense.

The Role of Place Identity in the Perception Understanding and Design of Built Environments

These statements and the actions of the Manassas City government explained city officials' response to native-bom residents' perceptions of their Latino immigrant neighbors. The Latino families were “out of place” in their suburban ...

Author: Hernan Casakin

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608054138

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

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"In an era of globalization, where the progressive deterioration of local values is a dominating characteristic, identity is seen as a fundamental need that encompasses all aspects of human life. One of these identities relates to place and the physical en"

Latino History and Culture

The migration habits of Latino immigrants and Latinos/as already present in the United States have changed continuously over the years. Although typically found in ... Understanding Latino Families: Scholarship, Policy, and Practice.

Author: David J. Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317466468

Category: History

Page: 700

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Latinos are the fastest growing population in America today. This two-volume encyclopedia traces the history of Latinos in the United States from colonial times to the present, focusing on their impact on the nation in its historical development and current culture. "Latino History and Culture" covers the myriad ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, legal and illegal immigration, traditional and immigrant culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions. Each entry includes cross references and bibliographic citations, and a comprehensive index and illustrations augment the text.