Supporting Agricultural Workers from Mexico: Balancing Work and Family Demands
Some agriculture-sector employers who hire workers from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries may not understand the complexity of their employees’ lives. The Supporting Agricultural Workers from Mexico: Balancing Work and Family Demands program uses videos and discussions to share the immigrant perspective.
These materials may also be of interest to:
- Spanish-speaking individuals who work in agriculture.
- Non-profit organization professionals in rural communities.
- Individuals who are interested in learning more about the lives of agricultural workers from Mexico.
Program Materials by Unit
Unit 1: Introducing the Program — Build awareness of the role of Latino/a agricultural workers in the U.S. economy.
Unit 2: Understanding Family Life of Migrant Latino/a Workers — Understand the complexity of workers' lives and their everyday challenges.
Unit 3: Understanding the Need to go Home and Who Workers Are as Individuals — Learn how to foster a positive work environment through improved relationships and communication.
Unit 4: Understanding the Challenges Associated with Bridging Language Differences — Develop a plan for creating a safe, healthy work environment. Learn more about other resources that can help.
Complete Program Materials
Program Overview (210 K PDF)
Program Background (268 K PDF)
Complete lesson plan guide (1 MB PDF)
Appendix — Activity handouts and evaluation for this program.
Additional Resources for Latino Families and Their Employers — Links to organizations addressing education, literacy, human rights, immigration, and more.