ERIC Number: ED447245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Working with Latino Youth: Culture, Development, and Context.
Koss-Chioino, Joan D.; Vargas, Luis A.
This book provides guidance in addressing the special needs of Latino children and adolescents, offering a comprehensive examination of four contextual levels: the microsystem level of family; the mesosystem and exosystem level of school and community; and the macrosystem level of cultural practices. Culturally responsive treatment strategies are discussed. Chapter 1 describes the need to take a contextual view in working with Latino youth. Chapter 2 presents a contextual theory on developing psychosocial treatments that respond to both culture and development. Chapter 3 examines the activities of individuals within specific contexts, exploring relationships within which Latino youth live. Chapter 4 presents case studies of youth with behavioral and emotional problems associated with these contexts. Chapter 5 discusses risk and environmental fit. Chapter 6 presents case material related to problems and issues in Chapter 5, detailing techniques for assessment and intervention. Chapter 7 discusses major institutions and settings in relation to family, school, and peer group activities. Chapter 8 highlights how cultural orientations contextualize individual lifescapes. Chapter 9 discusses implications of the model for developing interventions from a contextual perspective, exploring how managed care structures intervention development and delivery and the danger of not considering cultural diversity. (SM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Behavior Problems, Child Development, Children, Community Health Services, Context Effect, Counseling, Cultural Differences, Ethnicity, Family Influence, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Mental Health, Spirituality, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
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