Growing up in a Latino household is hard. My parents only spoke Spanish therefore my first language was Spanish. For the first few years of my life this was not really a problem, I enjoyed life as any normal little girl would. I got to talk to all of my cousins and all of the neighbor’s children. It wasn’t until I got to school that it became real that I was going to learn English. Don’t get me wrong I always knew I had to learn English my parents always talked to me about school and helped me as much as they could. It was also around this same time where I started to understand that it was not only hard for me it was hard for them as well. My parents had to live in this country not knowing the main language spoken.
My cultural interview was with a coworker, 28 years of age and of Hispanic descent. While conducting the interview I learned a lot about the Hispanic culture. Many Hispanics like to be called Latino (a). Some do not like to be referred to as Mexican when they are from other countries other than Mexico. Hispanics also use slang within their culture just like African Americans. Within the culture the male is the dominant figure in the household. All the decisions that affect the family go through the father. If there is no father in the house, the oldest son fulfills that role. The older son may drop out of school so that they may assist the mother at the house in the absence of the father. Many Hispanics
| Family ties among Hispanics are very strong, and this is what I mostly admire about their race. Hispanic families often come together for different occasions (birthdays, holidays, baptisms, etc.) and they teach their children the importance of good manners, and respect for their elders. A good quality to have today.
This article is about a Social Worker advocating for undocumented Latino families here in the United States. The article addresses the needs for undocumented Latino immigrants as they attempt to settle in America. These needs include mental health, physical health care, education, information and support services, and community effort. It talks about the economic crisis that has left the Latinos with higher unemployment rates. In certain parts of the country, it is mandatory to have documents proving their legal residency in the U.S before receiving health care services.
The current study is examining the challenges and resiliencies of Latino immigrant parents. This study will be using a qualitative research design. This qualitative design will be accomplished through the use of face to face and phone interviews. This current study seeks to answer the following questions: What parental challenges do Latino immigrant parents face? What resiliencies do Latino immigrant parents obtain? What resources/services do Latino immigrant parents feel they need? What parenting skills, styles, and/or knowledge have Latino immigrant parents used and were they effective in producing positive child outcomes?
Underrepresented Minorities is a big topic that I felt covering in this class was necessary, especially on the leadership viewpoint. Being part of the Latino community, we have struggles of being misrepresented, especially lately in the social media concerning Donald Trump. His comments hit home with many of us and drew many Latinos to attention that we are underrepresented as a community within the minority category.
In America today, we are faced with several different minority groups arriving to the United States. The most common of all minority groups are the Hispanics. America is known for their language being English, but as the year's approach, that language has faded and a new face in English language has taken over, it's called Spanish. We as the people of America have become controversial over this major change, and due to that major bilingualism and political movements that have occurred from the government to the education departments. In this paper, I am going to talk about the four most common Hispanic groups in our country today and the political, social, linguistic, economic, religious, and familial conventions and/or statuses that they
The writer believed this case to unfortunately be all too common in our society today, people are overworked, over stressed, lack resources, and become desperate for help especially if they are taking care of an elderly parent at the end of their life. The writer feels saddened by the fact that this is a grim reality for many people especially in the Hispanic population as they are taught to take care of and respect their elders, and they are taught not to trust the medical community. An estimated 5.5 million children and adolescents are growing up with unauthorized parents and are experiencing multiple and yet unrecognized developmental consequences as a result of their family's existence in the shadow of the law (Suárez-Orozco, Yoshikawa, Teranishi, & Suárez-Orozco, 2011). Although these youth are American in spirit and voice, they are nonetheless members of families that are "illegal" in the eyes of the law, and are so afraid of deportation that they will keep their family members with them versus seeking help for their medical conditions or sending them to a nursing home.
Many Latino students, are considered first generation students. Due to being first generation students. Many of these students will encounter some obstacles compared to their other classmates. Many of these students have difficulty learning because the education system is not being built in a way where all students will understand. For many of these students, Spanish is their first language. Many starting school already feel a sense of outsider due to them not having the same learning method as their classmates, or having difficulty understanding certain words due to being bilingual.
In today’s world, we have families that consist of different family structures. For instance, before the 1960’s the only family structure that people were familiar with was the nuclear family which is a typical family household consisting of a mom, dad and child. Over time, families have been exposed to different family structures. Although it is still common to see your traditional nuclear family, there are also other common families such as, single parent families, extended families, blended families, childless families, step families, and grandparent families. For this paper, I have decided to focus on the topic of diversity in the types of Hispanic family households. I think it is extremely interesting to learn about the changes in family
Latino families have been in this country even before the twentieth century. Since the twentieth century latino families have grown. They migrate and arrived in great numbers with their children and families to this country. Latino families are said to be resilient and adaptive when it comes to their family structure. About 68% of children in latin families have two parent in their circle. In the article, “Trump administration considers separating families to combat illegal immigration” talks about changes deportation brings upon family structure, diversity of latinos in the united states and differences in parenting.
The Latin culture is rich and multi-faceted. Latino families encompasses a great deal of structural, socioeconomic, regional as well as cultural diversity for there is as much diversity within each Latino group as there is between Latino groups. There are certain values and customs that are shared by most Latinos. In the Latino culture, individuals are
I come from a large family. I am one of the oldest, and have always taken care of my younger cousins and sisters. Family parties are fun, until it is my turn to bat the piñata; the candy is usually all gone by the time it’s my turn! My parents insisted that we continue to speak Spanish in the home, and maintain our hispanic culture; I have learned an appreciation of my culture from them. It wasn’t easy balancing home and school, because it was like living in two different worlds. I learned English and Spanish at the same time, and two cultures at the same time. I love them both!
Being Mexican means being family-oriented and family members, immediate as well as extended, are treated with love and respect, in other words it is a collectivistic culture. Family is everything! The family portrays well-boned social and emotional system. I am very close to my maternal side of the family. For every birthday and celebration there is always a family reunion. Additionally, when tragedy occurs we can all rely on each other. A huge help that everyone has contributed in was babysitting. At some point, they all have taken care of each other’s children. So, they too have contributed to my upbringing as much as my
Hispanic American families are more likely than European American Families to maintain close relationships, live together in extended family households, and rely on one another for social support (SS). In 2011, 22.7 percent of Hispanic Americans lived in households of five or more people, compared with 7.5 percent of non-Hispanic white Americans. Cultural norms in Hispanic American households are also more likely than in non- Hispanic households to promote collective decision making around health issues and to respect elders within the family unit.