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The Resource Latinas attempting suicide : when cultures, families, and daughters collide, Luis H. Zayas

Latinas attempting suicide : when cultures, families, and daughters collide, Luis H. Zayas

Label
Latinas attempting suicide : when cultures, families, and daughters collide
Title
Latinas attempting suicide
Title remainder
when cultures, families, and daughters collide
Statement of responsibility
Luis H. Zayas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1991, surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown that Latina teenagers attempt suicide at a far higher rate than other American youth in the same age group; one in seven Latinas attempt suicide while one in ten black and white girls do. While these numbers came as a shock to the general public, many urban clinicians have long suspected this disparity without having the data to confirm the problem or draw attention to it. Here, in a compelling account of a troubling trend that draws on interviews conducted both with girls who attempted suicide and those who did not, Luis Zayas begins to unravel the mystery of why young Latinas attempt suicide in such great numbers. Beginning with a description of the U.S. Hispanic population and the many values, beliefs, norms, and child-rearing practices that Hispanic families share in common, Zayas goes on to look at the development of young Latinas, girls caught between two cultures, struggling to reconcile them. By drawing on developmental, cultural, and family psychology and acculturation and immigration theory and research, Zayas' in-depth research forms a conceptual basis for understanding Latina suicide attempts. He illustrates with the girls' own words, and those of their parents, how social, psychological, family, and cultural factors come together into a flashpoint. The result is a startling look at the nexus of influences that make Latina adolescence a particularly risky time. his book presents the anatomy of experiences before, during, and after suicide attempts and suggests new ways of understanding them. More importantly, it offers researchers and clinicians a model for understanding and working with young Latinas and their families in a compassionate, culturally sensitive manner"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zayas, Luis H
Dewey number
362.280835/20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6546
LC item number
.Z39 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hispanic American teenage girls
  • Youth
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Suicide, Attempted
  • Women
Label
Latinas attempting suicide : when cultures, families, and daughters collide, Luis H. Zayas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. First, the family -- 2. A brief history -- 3. Contexts of development -- 4. Daughters, familism, and adulthood -- 5. New findings -- 6. Anatomy of the suicide attempt -- 7. Explanations -- 8. Saving young Latinas
Control code
676728640
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780199734726
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010050953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)676728640
Label
Latinas attempting suicide : when cultures, families, and daughters collide, Luis H. Zayas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. First, the family -- 2. A brief history -- 3. Contexts of development -- 4. Daughters, familism, and adulthood -- 5. New findings -- 6. Anatomy of the suicide attempt -- 7. Explanations -- 8. Saving young Latinas
Control code
676728640
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 217 pages
Isbn
9780199734726
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010050953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)676728640

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