The Effects Of Sexual Abuse Among The Latino Community

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Introduction

The purpose of this paper is for the writer to analyze the effects of sexual abuse among the Latino community. The writer will be analyzing a client from the current field. A diagnosis will be given to the client and treatment plan will be developed.
Review of Literature
Demographics/ Epidemiology According to the U.S Bureau, the total U.S. population is 320,672,339 (U.S. Census, 2014). In 2014, there were a total of 54 million people of Hispanic culture living in the U.S. Making Hispanics the largest minority living in the U.S (U.S. Census, 2014). According to research b 2030, Latinos are expected to grow more than 73 million, or 20% in the U.S. (Chavez, Torrez and Adam). Hispanics make up 17% of the nation’s total population (U.S. Census, 2014). According to the U.S Department of Health and Human services in 2008, it was estimated that there was a total of 7772,000 abuse cases in which 20% of them involved Latino children, and 8% were sexual abuse cases.
Socio-Cultural Factors
When looking at Latino families who are faced with their children being a victim of sexual abuse, it is important to understand their culture and their values. Culture connects people of a same community together, and it gives individuals a unique identity which serves as the foundation for the principles of one’s life. Culture provides individuals with a common interest with one another in their society (Fontes, 2007). When Latinos are faced with their child being sexually
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