ERIC Number: ED182098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Families. Critical Issues for Policy and Programs in Human Services.
Montiel, Miguel, Ed.
Historical processes, cultural values and socioeconomic conditions that contribute to the current status of Hispanic families are examined in this book. The eight papers in the collection focus on selected aspects of the diverse roles and impacts of the family in Hispanic communities and explore the implications of these roles and impact for improved social policy and programs. Nearly all of the authors are Hispanic. "Hispanic Families: An Exploration" examines from a historical perspective the growth of the Mexican American, Cuban, and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S.; presents demographic data on the three groups; explores principal societal problems Hispanic families face; and discusses social policy issues and their impacts. "The Value of a Humanistic Model in Serving Hispanic Families" tells of a human service delivery model designed by Hispanics to serve Hispanic families. Presenting socio-historical overview of the current status of Chicanos in the United States, the third paper includes (1) an analysis of the negative manner in which social sciences have defined the Chicano, (2) the history of Chicanos in this country, (3) the development of the barrios, (4) the role of the Catholic Church, (5) an analysis of demographic data, and (6) an identification of major Chicano academic perspectives. Other papers deal with health of the elderly, problems of youth, dependent needy families, and role conflict in Cuban Mothers. (DS)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cubans, Delivery Systems, Demography, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Services, Human Services, Mexican Americans, Mothers, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Program Design, Puerto Ricans, Role Conflict, Social History, Socioeconomic Status, Spanish Speaking, Use Studies, Youth Problems
COSSMHO-National Coalition of Hispanic Mental Health and Human Services Organization, 1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20005 (1-4 copies, $5.00 each., Quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Hispanic Mental Health and Human Service Organizations, Washington, DC.