- Subject index
Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law is the only book to provide summaries and analyses of culturally competent psychological and social services encountered within the U.S. legal arena. The book is broad in scope and covers the knowledge and practice crucial in providing comprehensive services to ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities. Topics include the importance of race relations, psychological testing and evaluation, racial “profiling,” disparities in death penalty conviction, immigration and domestic violence, asylum seekers, deportations and civil rights, juvenile justice, cross-cultural lawyering, and cultural competency in the administration of justice.
Chapter 22: A Cultural Approach for Promoting Resilience among Adjudicated Mexican American Youth
This chapter examines elements of culture that relate to working with adjudicated Mexican American youth. This analysis moves beyond simple surface structure to provide a deep structure analysis (Resnicow, Soler, Braithwaite, Ahluwalia, & Butler, 2000) of factors affecting the adjustment of Mexican American youth. A major question examined in this chapter is “How can we promote resilience among Mexican American youth, who from early life are at high risk for adjudication based on being born into compromised life circumstances?” Such circumstances include a fragmented home environment; parental conflict; an impoverished barrio environment; exposure to drugs, gangs, ...