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How can psychology contribute to our understanding of Hispanics in the United States? Edited by Amado M. Padilla, Hispanic Psychology offers students, researchers, and practitioners the most contemporary and complete view of psychological writings available today. The topics tackled by a team of social scientists include adaptation to a new culture in the United States, the role of the family in acculturation, ethnic identification for Hispanics, health and mental health service and research needs of Hispanics, and changing gender roles in Hispanic culture. This volume examines such complex subjects as Chicano male gang members, homeless female AIDS victims, and educational resiliency of students with authority and perceptivity. This book brings together diverse psychological issues that will spark an interest in anyone wishing to have a ...

Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Chicano Male Gang Youths
Clinical issues in the treatment of Chicano male gang youths
Diana M.Valdez

In the past several years, the problem of gangs and community violence has presented a threat to the well-being of minority children. Gabarino, Kostelny, and Dubrow (1991) describe the urban environments in which many of these children live as “war zones.” In these war zones, children are frequently exposed to gangs and the violence often associated with gang activity. Although there has been community concern with the increase in gang violence and the recruitment of minority youths into gangs, the mental health literature has given little attention to the assessment and treatment of Chicano gang-involved youths.

Statistics show an overrepresentation of minority youth in juvenile detention ...

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