Table of contents for Latino children and families in the United States : current research and future directions / edited by Josefina M. Contreras, Kathryn A. Kerns, Angela M. Neal-Barnett.


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Introduction                                                        xi
  Josefina M. Contreras

Part I. Cultural Context of Latino Families

Chapter 1     Latino Families: Myths and Realities                 3
                Ana Mari Cauce and Melanie Domenech-Rodriguez
Chapter 2     Ethnic Culture, Poverty, and Context: Sources of
              Influence on Latino Families and Children            27
                Mark W. Roosa, Antonio A. Morgan-Lopez,
                Willa K. Cree, and Michele M. Specter
Chapter 3     Acculturation and the Mental Health of Latino Youths:
              An Integration and Critique of the Literature        45
                Nancy A. Gonzales, George P Knight, Antonio
                A. Morgan-Lopez, Delia Saenz, and Amalia Sirolli

Part II. Parenting Processes in Latino Families

Chapter 4     Latino Immigrant Parents' Beliefs about the "Path
              of Life" of Their Adolescent Children                77
                Margarita Azmitia and Jane R. Brown



Chapter 5     Coparenting in Intact Mexican American Families:
              Mothers' and Fathers' Perceptions                  107
                Yvonne M. Caldera, Jacki Fitzpatrick, and
                Karen S. Wampler
Chapter 6     Child-Rearing Beliefs and Practices During
              Feeding Among Middle-Class Puerto Rican
              and Anglo Mother-Infant Pairs                      133
                Robin L. Harwood, Amy M. Miller, Vivian J. Carlson,
                and Birgit Leyendecker
Chapter 7     A Conceptual Model of the Determinants of
              Parenting Among Latina Adolescent Mothers          155
                Josefina M. Contreras, David Narang,
                Madinah Ikhlas, and Jennifer Teichman

Part III. Research Methods and Interventions with Latino Families

Chapter 8    Measurement Equivalence and Research on Latino
              Children and Families: The Importance of Culturally
              Informed Theory                                    181
                George P Knight, Jenn-Yun Tein, Justin H. Prost,
                and Nancy A. Gonzales
Chapter 9     Parenting Interventions Adapted for Latino Families:
              Progress and Prospects                             203
                Larry E. Dumka, Vera A. Lopez, and Sara Jacobs Carter
Chapter 10    Learning from Latino Parents: Combining Etic and
              Emic Approaches to Designing Interventions         233
                Luis H. Zayas and Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Part IV. Conclusions and Recommendations for the Future of the Field

Chapter 11   The Challenges and Rewards of Conducting Ethnic
              Minority Research                                  253
                Angel G. Lugo Steidel, Madinah Ikhlas, Irene Lopez,
                Reece 0. Rahman, and Jennifer Teichman
Chapter 12   A Research Agenda on Latino Children and Families:
              Recommendations from the 2000 Kent Psychology
              Forum                                              265
                Josefina M. Contreras

Index                                                            269
About the Editors and Contributors                               277





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Hispanic American children Social conditions Congresses, Hispanic American families Social conditions Congresses, Hispanic American children Psychology Congresses, Hispanic American parents Psychology Congresses, Parenting United States Congresses, Child development United States Congresses