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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 ...

Impact of Poverty, Homelessness, and Drugs on Hispanic Women at Risk for HIV Infection
Impact of poverty, homelessness, and drugs on Hispanic women at risk for HIV infection

As of March 1989, 1,681 Hispanic women had been diagnosed with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The prevalence of AIDS among Hispanic women has led health professionals and community leaders to recognize the need for culturally sensitive education programs in the minority communities that would be effective in halting the spread of this deadly disease. Women in particular are fast becoming the focus of attention as AIDS has become the leading cause of death among women 25 to 34 years of age (Holmes & Fernandez, 1988). Women now account for 10% of all AIDS cases diagnosed; 20% of those ...

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