ERIC Number: ED253366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Focus on the Mexican American Family. Proceedings of the Annual Conference (2nd, San Antonio, Texas, September 8-10, 1982).
Torres, Angelina Moreno
The 26 papers focus on child abuse issues affecting the Mexican American family. The keynote address notes various issues in child abuse and neglect among Mexican Americans. Three papers discuss Mexican American families in transition, adjustment of the family into the Mexican American barrio and vice versa, and the effects of sexual assault on the Mexican American woman, her family, and the community. Five papers address child abuse in the minority community, child abuse and neglect in the Mexican American community, abuse and neglect of low-income Hispanic children and adolescents from a systems approach, ecological correlates of child maltreatment, and attitudes toward child abuse and child-rearing practices of Mexican American migrant parents. Nine papers deal with culturally relevant intervention approaches with Mexican American families, e.g., a Spanish language educational radio program, culturally sensitive group therapy, multicultural approach to clinical practice, and child advocacy and parents' rights in child abuse and neglect legal proceedings. The last eight papers discuss innovative prevention and treatment programs and delivery systems and special topics in child abuse and neglect, such as diversity of Indians as it relates to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence-crisis intervention with the Hispanic family, and implications of substance abuse among Mexican American migrants. The closing address discusses stress management. (NQA)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indians, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Child Rearing, Clinical Experience, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Ecological Factors, Educational Radio, Family Relationship, Family Violence, Group Therapy, Intervention, Low Income Groups, Mexican Americans, Migrant Workers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Prevention, Sexual Abuse
Texas Migrant Council, P. O. Box 2579, Laredo, TX 78044-2579 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
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 related documents, see RC 015 123 and RC 015 125.