1st Edition

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

By Felix G Rivera Copyright 2002
    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    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!

    • 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


    Rivera, Felix G