ERIC Number: ED253365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Mexican American Community (1st, Laredo, Texas, May 26-29, 1981).
Gibson, Guadalupe, Ed.,; Torres, Angelina Moreno
The conference focused attention on the severe problems of abuse and neglect among Mexican American children, particularly among migrant children. The welcome address discussed the plight and hardship endured by the Mexican American migrant worker and family. The keynote address emphasized the fact that minority families, who are usually poor, and poor white families are most likely to be reported for child abuse, and in states that consider abuse a criminal offense, are severely penalized. The workshops addressed the following topics: myths and facts about child sexual abuse and assault; alcohol and drug abuse as contributing factors to child abuse/neglect; cultural strengths and clinical intervention strategies in working with Latino families; methods of preventing child abuse/neglect among Mexican American families; issues in Mexican American adoptions; treatment of child abuse/neglect among urban Mexican Americans; judicial perspectives on child abuse/neglect proceedings involving Mexican American children; child abuse/neglect and the Mexican American migrant worker; issues in the incidence of child abuse/neglect relative to Mexican Americans; and the AVANCE Parent Child Education Program, a national demonstration project. The closing address focused on the impact of child abuse and neglect on the self-concept and learning of a young child. A section on recommendations concludes the report. (NQA)
Descriptors: Adoption, Change Strategies, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Court Litigation, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Discipline, Family Characteristics, Family Influence, Helping Relationship, Intervention, Life Style, Mexican Americans, Migrant Workers, Parent Attitudes, Prevention, Self Concept, Sexual Abuse, Social Services
Texas Migrant Council, P. O. Box 2579, Laredo, TX 78044-2579 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Migrant Council, Inc., Laredo.; National Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect for Mexican Americans, Laredo, TX.
Note: For a related document, see RC 015 124.