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Preventing Child Maltreatment in the U.S.: The Latinx Community Perspective
by Esther J. Calzada, Monica Faulkner, Catherine LaBrenz and Milton A Fuentes
Rutgers University Press, 2022
Paper: 978-1-9788-2288-7 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-2289-4 | eISBN: 978-1-9788-2290-0
Library of Congress Classification HV6626.52.C35 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.760973

This book is part of a concentrated series of books that examines child maltreatment across cultural groups.  Specifically, this volume examines core concepts relevant to Latinx families (e.g., familismo, acculturation, spirituality, oppression) as they relate to child maltreatment in the United States. While there are vast differences across Latinx families, authors use critical race and feminist theories to explore the impact of differences based on gender, race, immigration status, and country of origin. The book begins by contextualizing child maltreatment in Latinx families within the pervasive structural racism and inequality in the United States and addressing unique traumas experienced by Latinx families resulting from that inequity. Subsequent chapters address prevention of child maltreatment, responses to maltreatment and healing from trauma with an emphasis on resilience within the Latinx community. Three case studies are used to illustrate and apply concepts from each chapter.   

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