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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 277Library 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