- Transformations: Immigration, family life, and achievement motivation among Latino adolescence
Author: Suarez-Orozco, C., & Suarez-Orozco, M.
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ABSTRACT: While Transformations focuses on Mexicans in California, the authors place their study in a much wider context — the global context. This perspective is on of the book's most insightful features...The information presented provokes educators, researchers and policymakers to take a hard look at how we are educating immigrant children
- Latino children and families in the United States: Current research and future directions
Author: Contreras, J. M., Kerns, K. A., & Neal-Barnett, A. M. (Eds.)
ABSTRACT: In addition to presenting innovative research examining parental beliefs and practices of Latino families from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, authors provide frameworks for identifying the origins of these beliefs and practices, and provide a rich picture of both the values that can be considered Latino and the social and demographic normative and at-risk Latino samples. Finally, methodological and conceptual recommendations for future research on each cited area, as well as the field, are presented.
- Handbook of racial and ethnic minority psychology
Author: Bernal, G., Trimble, J. E. E., Burlew, A. K., & Leong, F. T. L. (Eds.)
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
ABSTRACT: During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for years to come.
- Hispanic education in the United States: Raices y Alas. Critical issues of contemporary American education
Author: Garcia, E.E.
Publisher: Boston, MD: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers
ABSTRACT: This book portrays what works in creating better educational opportunities and effective school reform for Hispanic Americans, offering a reflection on the bicultural experience of minority groups in U.S. schools and showing how and why educational reforms must seek to build upon rather than downplay the native culture and language of minority students. The book includes stories from the author's life and from the experiences of other teachers and students. The 10 chapters examine the following: (1) 'An Introduction to 'Raices y Alas''; (2) 'Culturally Diverse We Are, Equal and United We Are Not'; (3) 'It Doesn't Have To Be 'Either/Or''; (4) 'Hispanics: A Growing Immigrant People'; (5) 'Culture and Education: Seeds of the Individual and Collective Identity for Hispanics in Schools'; (6) 'Educational Approaches — What Works for Hispanics: General Constructs and the Early Years'; (7) 'Educational Approaches — What Works for Hispanics: The Adolescent Years'; (8) 'Educational Approaches — What Works for Hispanics' Preparation for Admission to Postsecondary Education'; (9) 'Theoretical Perspectives on the Present and Future Educational Circumstances of the Hispanic Student'; and (10) 'Of Raices y Alas.'
- Immigration and the family: Research and policy on U.S. immigrants
Author: Booth, A., Crouter, A. C., & Landale, N. S. (Eds.)
Publisher: Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
ABSTRACT: This book deals with the impact of migration on family relations and structure and child and adolescent development. It also considers the policies that enhance or impede family links to US institutions...The chapters in this book address questions central to understanding the migrant experience and immigration policy. As long as migration to the US continues to grow, interest in migrant families and immigrant policies will remain very much in the public eye.
- Understanding Latino families: Scholarship, policy, and practice
Author: Zabrana, R. E. (Ed)
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
ABSTRACT: "Understanding Latino Families" presents a...new approach to the study of Latino families. This new approach centers 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 resiliency. A leading group of scholars clearly presents social and demographic profiles of Latino groups in the US, empirical and conceptual reviews of Latino family approaches, and practice and policy implications from studies of Latino social programs. Researchers, scholars, and students in the fields of ethnic studies, family studies, sociology, social work, and psychology will find this book useful.
- League of United Latin American Citizens
Type of Site: organization
ABSTRACT: The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
Type of Site: organization
Contact: The ASPIRA Association National Office, 1444 I Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; 202-835-3600 Fax: 202-835-3613; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The ASPIRA Association, a 501(C)(3) organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth. The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.
- National Alliance for Hispanic Families
ABSTRACT: The National Alliance for Hispanic Families is focused on promoting strategies that strengthen Hispanic families. Our purpose is to harness public and private resources to promote comprehensive programs, relevant research and targeted policies that build families where children and youth flourish while adults learn the skills to function effectively in today's challenging environment.
- Sociocultural contexts of time to first sex among Hispanic adolescents
Author: Upchurch, D. M., Aneshensel, C. S., Mudgal, J., & McNeely, C. S.
Journal: Journal of Marriage and the Family Volume: 63
ABSTRACT: Examined the sociocultural influences on risk of first sex among a representative sample of 497 Hispanic (primarily of Mexican origin) teens (aged 12-17 yrs) living in Los Angeles County. Teen acculturation (measured as language of interview) moderated the effects of gender on risk of sex, with less acculturated teens exhibiting the greatest gender difference. Teens living with both biological parents had significantly lower risk of sex and the effect of family acculturation (measured as generational status) operated through teens' language of interview. Neither measure of parent-youth relationship (socio-emotional support, parental control) was significant. Hispanic teens living in low-density Hispanic neighborhoods had significantly higher risk of sex than did teens living in neighborhoods with higher levels of ambient hazards. The results highlight the importance of characterizing sociocultural influences at multiple levels of aggregation.
- How Latino American and European American adolescents discuss conflicts, sexuality, and AIDS with their mothers
Author: Lefkowitz, E. S., Romo, L. F., Corona, R., Au, T.K., & Sigman, M.
Journal: Developmental Psychology Volume: 36
ABSTRACT: The authors examined how the structure of mother-adolescent conversations differs by ethnic group, age, and dyadic and individual factors. Mother-adolescent dads of European or Latino descent participated in conversations and reported on their relationship and AIDS knowledge. Latina American mothers dominated conversations more than European American mothers, independent of socioeconomic status. Mothers dominated conversations about sexuality and AIDS more than conversations about conflicts. Mothers of older adolescents reacted more negatively, and older adolescents reported less satisfaction, less openness, and more sexual discussions with persons other than their mothers. Latino American adolescents whose mothers dominated conversations more reported fewer sexual discussions. Latina American mothers who dominated conversations more reported more openness and satisfaction. When mothers dominated conversations more, adolescents had lower AIDS knowledge.
- Effects of differential family acculturation on Latino adolescent substance use
Author: Martinez, C. R.
Journal: Family Relations, Volume 55, Issue 3
ABSTRACT: This study examined links between parent-youth differential acculturation and youth substance-use likelihood in a sample of 73 recently immigrated Latino families with middle-school-aged youth. Multiple agents were utilized to assess family functioning and youth outcomes. Findings suggested that a greater level of differential acculturation between parents and youth was associated with greater likelihood of future youth substance use. However, the relationship between differential acculturation and youth substance use was mediated by family stress processes and effective parenting practices. Differential acculturation was related to increases in family stress and decreases in effective parenting practices, and each of these, in turn, was related to increases in future substance-use likelihood among Latino youth. Findings implicate the need for advancing policies and practices that address acculturation as a family process, rather than as merely an individual psychological phenomenon.
- Latino adolescents' mental health: Exploring the interrelations among discrimination, ethnic identity, cultural orientation, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms
Author: Umana-Taylor, A. J., & Updegraff, K. A.
Journal: Journal of Adolescence, Volume 30, Issue 4
ABSTRACT: Guided by a risk and resilience framework, the current study used cross-sectional data to examine the degree to which Latino adolescents' (N=274; M age=16.3; 47.1% female) self-esteem, ethnic identity, and cultural orientations mediated or moderated the relation between perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms. Utilizing a multiple group comparison approach, path analyses indicated that higher levels of ethnic identity exploration and resolution significantly predicted higher levels of self-esteem for both boys and girls. Furthermore, self-esteem partially mediated the relation between perceived discrimination and adolescents' depressive symptoms. Additional analyses revealed that boys' cultural orientations moderated the relation between perceived discrimination and both self-esteem and depressive symptoms. Taken together, findings indicated that various aspects of the self (i.e. self-esteem, ethnic identity, cultural orientations) can protect and/or enhance the risks associated with discrimination.