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ERIC Number: EJ879791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Bringing Culture into Parent Training with Latinos
Calzada, Esther J.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v17 n2 p167-175 May 2010
Traditional frameworks of parenting have failed to capture the distinctive nature of parenting in Latino families. Cultural values likely influence parenting practices. The study of cultural values may allow us to identify aspects of parenting that are unique to Latinos and which complement traditional frameworks of parenting. This paper presents qualitative work on two Latino cultural values, "familismo" and "respeto," and examines ways in which these values may inform the provision of standard parent training programs with Latinos. The first study is an ethnography that explored the value of "familismo." The second study consisted of focus groups in which Latina mothers discussed the value of "respeto." Findings from these two studies are used to examine the cultural congruence of the characteristics of parent training programs and the Latino values of "familismo" and "respeto." In light of the issues identified, clinical guidelines for working with Latino parents in parent training programs are offered. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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