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Working with Latino Youth: Culture, Development, and Context / Edition 1

Working with Latino Youth: Culture, Development, and Context / Edition 1

by Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Luis A. Vargas


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Working with Latino Youth: Culture, Development, and Context / Edition 1

Working with Latino Youth offers counselors, teachers, social workers, therapists, and other professionals-no matter what their level of experience or cultural background-an accessible and practical guide for working effectively with Latino children and adolescents. This vital resource, which integrates development, culture, and psychological intervention, helps meet the challenge of addressing an array of culturally specific problems such as assimilation, discrimination, scholastic failure, pregnancy, substance abuse, and delinquency. The authors, Joan D. Koss-Chioino and Luis A. Vargas, present a dynamic new model for working with Latino youth that considers the individual within the context of their families, their communities, and their culture.

"At a time when America and its professionals increasingly need to be responsive to the diversity of cultures, Koss-Chioino and Vargas have authored a comprehensive overview of Latino youth, who are rich in their own diversity. This highly readable book provides a wealth of information and examples about a 'new ethnic majority' to assist practitioners in their approaches not only with Latino children and families, but also with applicability to a variety of cultures through the contextual model these authors describe."
Michael C. Roberts, professor and director, Clinical Child Psychology Program, University of Kansas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787943257
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/02/1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

JOAN D. KOSS-CHIOINO is professor of anthropology and women's studies, Arizona State University, and adjunct professor of psychiatry and neurology, Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans.

LUIS A. VARGAS is associate professor and director of the Clinical Child Psychology Internship Program, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
Vargas and Koss-Chioino are coeditors of Working with Culture (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1992).

Table of Contents

Forward I vii
Jose Szapocznik

Foreward II
Lillian Comas-Diaz ix

Preface xiii

The Authors xix

1 Arenas for Therapeutic Intervention 1

2 A Contextual Theory 23

3 Latino Youth in Personal Contexts 43

4 Intervening in Personal Contexts 73

5 Social Contexts and Daily Activities 95

6 Intervening in Linked Contexts 127

7 Intervening in Community Contexts 155

8 Culture: The Pervasive Context 175

9 Contextual Approaches Practical Implications 204

Index 217

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