ERIC Number: EJ725098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Finding the Bicultural Balance: Immigrant Latino Mothers Raising "American" Adolescents
Quinones-Mayo, Yolanda; Dempsey, Patricia
Child Welfare, v84 n5 p649 Sep-Oct 2005
This article discusses the cross-cultural issues that confront immigrant Latino parents living and raising adolescents in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the need for social work practitioners, who, as they aid a family's integration into mainstream society, will listen to the parents' concerns and incorporate their past experiences and traditional culture into the assessment and treatment processes. Implications for practice, programs, and policy are also discussed.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigrants, Social Work, Hispanic Americans, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Biculturalism, Cross Cultural Studies, Caseworkers, Child Rearing, Cultural Differences, Acculturation, Cultural Influences
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States