Chicana and Chicano Mental Health: Alma, Mente y Corazón by Yvette G. Flores

By Yvette G. Flores

Spirit, brain, and heart—in conventional Mexican overall healthiness ideals all 3 are inherent to keeping mental stability. For Mexican american citizens, who're either the oldest Latina/o staff within the usa in addition to one of the most contemporary arrivals, perceptions of healthiness and affliction usually replicate a twin trust method that has now not continuously been integrated in psychological wellbeing and fitness treatments.

Chicana and Chicano psychological Health bargains a version to appreciate and to handle the psychological future health demanding situations and repair disparities affecting Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans/Chicanos. Yvette G. Flores, who has greater than thirty years of expertise as a scientific psychologist, offers in-depth research of the most important psychological healthiness demanding situations dealing with those teams: melancholy; nervousness problems, together with post-traumatic rigidity sickness; substance abuse; and intimate accomplice violence. utilizing a life-cycle point of view that comes with indigenous future health ideals, Flores examines the psychological future health matters affecting kids and young people, grownup women and men, and aged Mexican Americans.

via case experiences, Flores examines the significance of knowing cultural values, category place, and the gender and sexual roles and expectancies Chicanas/os negotiate, in addition to the legacies of migration, transculturation, and multiculturality. Chicana and Chicano psychological Health is the 1st publication of its type to embody either Western and Indigenous perspectives.

ideal for college kids in psychology, social welfare, ethnic stories, and sociology, the ebook additionally presents necessary details for psychological healthiness pros who need a deeper realizing of the wishes and strengths of the biggest ethnic minority and Hispanic inhabitants staff within the United States.

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What parents at times do not specify is what exactly is not being respected—the culture of the parents, the parental expectations, or their hopes and aspirations for their child. If the parents and children have not developed good communication in childhood, it will be more difficult to establish in adolescence, when it will be critical for parents and children to understand each other (Falicov 1998; Bernal and Flores-Ortiz 1990). Vignette #4: A problem of disrespect Oliva was fourteen when her parents brought her to treatment, after she was found to be cutting school during the summer and going instead to the movies.

Siegel, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (New York: Guilford Press, 1999). 2. Acculturation is defined as the degree to which individuals incorporate the values, traditions, practices, and attitudes of another culture, when two cultures come into contact. In the case of Chicanos, the pressure to survive and thrive in a dominant European American context may lead to behavioral (including linguistic) and attitudinal acculturation. Values emerging from the culture of origin may be modified or adapted as well.

In Health Issues in Latino Males, ed. Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Luisa N. Borrell, and William Vega, 67–82. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010. Canino, Glorisa, and Margarita Alegria. S. Latino Psychology: Developmental and Community-Based Perspectives, ed. Francisco Villaruel, Gustavo Carlo, The Mental Health of Chicana and Chicano Children 31 Josefina M. Grau, Margarita Azmitia, Natasha J. Cabrera, and T. Jamie Chahin, 31–44. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009. Castillo, Ana.

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