1st Edition

Latino/Hispanic Liaisons and Visions for Human Behavior in the Social Environment

ISBN 9780789016577
Published July 15, 2002 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

Add to your knowledge of Latino/Hispanic diversity, attitudes, behaviors, and experiences to provide more effective services!

Latino-Hispanic Liaisons and Visions for Human Behavior in the Social Environment dispels pervasive historical and contemporary misconceptions and inaccuracies and highlights the diversity of Latino/Hispanic experiences to help you provide more effective services to those clients. As editors Torres and Rivera point out, “Literature on Latinos/Hispanics reflects a dysfunctional and myopic cultural view in which they are often depicted in stereotypic characteristics and as a homogenous population.”

In Latino-Hispanic Liaisons and Visions for Human Behavior in the Social Environment, you’ll find chapters examining:

  • the social ecology of Mexican-American child development
  • caregiver well-being among Cuban and Puerto Rican mothers of mentally retarded adults
  • the adjustment process among Cuban refugee families
  • one Southwestern community’s efforts to create a multiethnic neighborhood coalition against substance abuse
  • a study of changes related to migration, family, and work in Caribbean women’s lives
  • and much more!

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Social Ecology of Child Development in the Mexican American Population: Current Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
  • Well-Being and Family Role Strains Among Cuban American and Puerto Rican Mothers of Adults with Mental Retardation
  • An Integral Model of Well-Being and Development and Its Implications for Helping Professions
  • The Adultification of Refugee Children: Implications for Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice
  • Latinos Participating in Multiethnic Coalitions to Prevent Substance Abuse: A Case Study
  • Culturally Competent Substance Abuse Treatment with Latinos
  • Latino Immigrants: Patterns of Survival
  • Voices of Hispanic Caribbean Women: Migration, Family, and Work
  • Another Kind of Rainbow Politics
  • Creating a Latino/Hispanic Alliance: Eliminating Barriers to Coalition Building
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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