ERIC Number: ED253368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural and Ethnic Awareness Manual for Professionals Working with Mexican-American Migrant Families.
Montoya, Jose R.
Intended as a tool for personnel in the helping professions who work with Chicano migrant families and have little or nor prior knowledge of their culture or history, the manual presents a historical and cultural perspective of the Mexican American migrant families. The six units cover Mexican American history, cultural awareness, Mexican American family, traditional medical approaches, situations affecting migrant families, and migrant child welfare. Unit 1 briefly summarizes Mexican American history in the Southwest and lists terminology of cultural identification. Unit 2 presents the classical definition of "culture," examines cultural awareness from a subjective and an objective perspective, and relates cultural awareness to social change. The next two units present a portrayal of the contemporary Mexican American family and a summary of traditional approaches to the practice of medicine found in many Mexican American communities. Unit 5 describes situational factors affecting migrant families, due to environmental conditions found in their lifestyle, which may lead to child neglect. Unit 6 provides a summary of migrant child welfare services. Each unit includes a description, goals and objectives, rationale, and content. A list of approximately 50 resource materials on various topics about Chicanos concludes the manual. (NQA)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Definitions, Family Characteristics, Folk Culture, Life Style, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Migrant Workers, Professional Training, Social Change, Units of Study, Welfare Services
Texas Migrant Council, P. O. Box 2579, Laredo, TX 78044-2579. ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; 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.