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Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, has dedicated over 15 years to making the social service and mental health systems more responsive to culturally diverse people affected by family violence. Dr. Fontes edited [i]Sexual Abuse in Nine North American Cultures: Treatment and Prevention[/i] and has written numerous journal articles and chapters on cultural issues in child maltreatment and violence against women, cross-cultural research, and ethical issues in research. She has worked as a family, individual, and group therapist in a variety of settings, including managed care, emergency services, and protective outreach services, and has conducted research in Santiago, Chile, and with Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and European Americans in the United States. Dr. Fontes is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, is a popular conference speaker and workshop facilitator for diverse groups of professionals and parents, and earned a doctorate in psychology and master's degrees in psychology and journalism.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Child abuse -- Cross-cultural studies.
Interviewing in child abuse.
Child welfare workers.