Mexican American Children and Families: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Mexican American Children and Families: Multidisciplinary Perspectives


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415854542
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Yvonne M. Caldera is Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University.

Eric W. Lindsey is Professor of Applied Psychology at Penn State University – Berks Campus.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Who Are Mexican Americans: An Overview of History, Immigration, and Cultural Values Y.M. Caldera, P. Velez, E. Lindsey 2. What Does It Mean to Be Mexican American? Children’s and Adolescents’ Perspectives S.M. Quintana, T. Chavez, A.M. Ramírez Stege 3. Using Culturally Informed Theory to Study Mexican American Children and Families R. White, G. Knight, M. Roosa Part 2: Family Contexts 4. Mexican-American Children and School Readiness: An Ecological Perspective D. Aldoney, E. Karberg, J. Malin, N.J. Cabrera 5. Co-Parenting in Mexican American Intact Families E.W. Lindsey, Y.M. Caldera 6. Attentive Helpfulness as a Cultural Practice of Mexican-Heritage Families A. Lopez, O. Ruvalcaba, B. Rogoff 7. The Study of Mexican Immigrant Families’ Space A.E. Arzubiaga, J. Brinkerhoff, B.G. Seeley Part 3: School and Community Contexts 8. Issues in Educating Mexican American English Language Learners E. Midobuche, A.H. Benavides, F. Koca 9. Bilingual Language Development in Early Childhood: Research and Policy Implications for Mexican-American Children M. Zepeda, J.L. Rodriguez 10. Mexican American Parents' Involvement in their Children's Schooling M. Suizzo Part 4: Perspectives on Mental Health 11. Mexican American's Help-Seeking of Counseling Services: Removing Barriers to Access and Focusing on Strengths L.R. Sanchez 12. Parenting and Children’s Mental Health in Mexican American Families C. Klinkebiel, N. Harris, J. Borrego Jr 13. The Cultural Adaptation and Mental Health of Mexican American Adolescents N.A. Gonzales, M. Jensen, Z. Montano, H. Wynne Part 5: Perspectives on Physical Health 14. Nutritional Resilience in Mexican Immigrant/Mexican-Americans: How Might Food Contribute to the Hispanic Paradox? G.X. Ayala, E. Arredondo 15. Indigenous Health and Coping Resources in Mexican American Communities R. Lopez 16. The Psychology of Health: Physical Health and the Role of Culture and Behavior in Mexican Americans J.M. Ruiz, H.A. Hamann, J. Garcia, S.J. Craddock Lee 17. Promoting the Health of Mexican American Infants and Young Children M.O. Caughy, L. Franzini Part 6: Conclusions 18. Perspectives and Recommendations for Future Directions E. Lindsey, Y.M. Caldera

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