ERIC Number: ED229465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Spanish Family Guidance Center of Miami.
Hispanic Research Center: Research Bulletin, v2 n4 Oct 1979
Two major programs of the Spanish Family Guidance Center, a facility that addresses the mental health needs of Hispanics in the Greater Miami (Florida) area, are described in this report. One program, the Spanish Drug Rehabilitation Project (completed in 1977), compared a series of activities including: (1) research on the characteristics of Hispanic drug abusers, Cuban mothers who use drugs, and dropouts from treatment programs; (2) development and application of a psychosocial model of Hispanic immigrant acculturation; (3) development and testing of a family-oriented drug abuse treatment model; (4) studies on ecological (involving client-ecosystem relationships) versus intramural (involving client-counselor relationships) approaches for individual and family therapy; and (5) inservice staff training. A second program, the ongoing Model Project for Enhancing Meaning of Life for Hispanic Elders, has developed and is applying a model counseling approach that attempts to make life more meaningful for the Hispanic elderly through exploration of the client's life, values, and feelings by the client and counselor; a review of the client's ecological system; and the formulation of treatment interventions and new experiences based on the reviews. This journal issue discusses activities, outcomes, and research findings of the two programs, and describes the Spanish Family Guidance Center's present status and future plans. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Minority Group Mental Health Programs.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Hispanic Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Florida (Miami)