This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.

The Powerful Helping Impulse of Our Cultural Heritage: Examples from Three Ethnic Groups

The powerful helping impulse of our cultural heritage: Examples from three ethnic groups

Resilience in Latino/as1

The term Latino/a is used in this chapter to represent a group with a shared language and some similar customs and traditions; however, the terms Hispanic and Chicano/a are also used in the literature to describe people from Cuba, Latin America, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Hernandez (1990) notes that while three disparate groups of Latino/as (Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans) identify very different systems of beliefs related to political orientations, government involvement in their lives, and the extent of discrimination they face in the United States, over 70% of Americans feel that the three groups are “very or ...

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