Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada: Para la Mujer Golpeada - For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship

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If you're a Latina involved in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, this book is for you. "Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada" offers support, understanding, and practical information on many issues and questions, including: what abuse is; family and cultural expectations; getting police, medical, and legal assistance; where you can go if you leave your home; what the church may say; protecting your children; and dealing with ...

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Overview

If you're a Latina involved in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, this book is for you. "Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada" offers support, understanding, and practical information on many issues and questions, including: what abuse is; family and cultural expectations; getting police, medical, and legal assistance; where you can go if you leave your home; what the church may say; protecting your children; and dealing with discrimination.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
There is an old Latina expression, the author reports: A man is not truly a man if he beats his wife only once. He has to do it twice. Zambrano maintains that 1.8 million women per yeara surprising number of them Latinasare beaten in the U.S. by husbands or lovers. Writing in both Spanish and English, the author, a Mexican-American bilingual counselor for battered Latinas, offers victims of family violence encouragement, sensitive understanding and valuable advice: how to get into a shelter for battered women, how to find police protection, how to prevent a husband from kidnapping the children. She also addresses the Latin woman's particular problemsunsympathetic police officers, lack of immigration documentation, the need for interpretersand includes a chapter for social service workers who help Latinas, a glossary of legal terms and a bibliography. This excellent, clear-headed book is the third in Seal Press's series on family violence. November
Library Journal
Zambrano's bilingual book accomplishes for her audience, the Latino woman, what Evelyn White's Chain, Chain, Change ( LJ 10/15/85) did for the black woman: defines domestic violence within a specific political, economic, cultural, and psychological context. It was written to serve both the abused and the agencies with which she may dealpolice, the courts, the medical profession, shelters, counselors, and religious leaders. Major areas of concern are the social/cultural factors that influence a Latino woman's choices; lack of monetary resources; the language barrier; and the rights and problems facing undocumented women. Recommended for women's studies and social welfare collections and libraries seeking Latino communities. Frada L. Mozenter, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780931188268
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: New Leaf Series
  • Edition description: Spanish Language Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 243
  • Sales rank: 1,298,481
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    This book is an excellent resource for Latinas who are dealing w

    This book is an excellent resource for Latinas who are dealing with interpersonal violence. It's written both in Spanish and English and has chapters specific to issues these DV survivors face, such as cultural issues, community pressures, fear of accessing resources or lack of resources, being threatened by the abuser about immigration status, and so on. I work for a DV intervention program and we provide free copies of this book to the Latina clients we work with (which are theirs to keep) because it's so potentially valuable to them--like a virtual advocate/support group for those who can't access the resources of a DV agency. The women always smile when they see the title.

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