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¿Quién soy YO? Who am I?. A presentation by: Jessica Contreras, LGSW Alfredo Santiago. ¿Quién soy YO?. Welcome Who are we talking about anyway? Activity What we’ve learned in our practice. Discussion on risk factors and Latino Males a. Family composition b. Coping in a new country

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Qui n soy yo who am i

¿Quién soy YO?Who am I?

A presentation by:

Jessica Contreras, LGSW

Alfredo Santiago


Qui n soy yo

¿Quién soy YO?

  • Welcome

  • Who are we talking about anyway?

  • Activity

  • What we’ve learned in our practice. Discussion on risk factors and Latino Males

    a. Family composition

    b. Coping in a new country

    c. School attachment

    d. Ethnic identity

  • Recommendations

  • Conclusion/questions and answers


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¿Quién soy YO?

The activity

  • Five words that describe you

  • Five words that describe your gender

  • Five words that describe your race

  • Five words that describe your class


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¿Quién soy YO?

Who are we talking about

  • What do we know about Hispanics/Latinos?

  • What questions do you have?

  • The Baltimore experience

    • New immigrants

    • The “Si Puedo” Program


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¿Quién soy YO?

Coping in a new country

  • Assimilation

  • Sports/soccer leagues

  • Cultural events

  • Places of worship

  • Men: drugs and alcohol


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¿Quién soy YO?

Family Composition

  • 65% of Latino youth live in two parent household

  • 40% live in poverty

  • Complex family make up

  • Living arrangements

  • Immigration status and families

  • Concept of “Familism”

  • Gender specific roles - ”Machismo”-Few opportunities to express feelings


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School attachment

  • Ethnic and same group conflict

  • Impact of interrupted education

  • School make-up and educational opportunities

  • Undocumented students

  • Schools using community agencies

  • Concept of family support

  • Complexity of supporting parent groups


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Ethnic Identity

  • Becoming Hispanic?

  • Ethnicity or race?

  • What country are you from?


Latino ethnic identity development modified from black racial identity dev t

Ego-Status

Pre-encounter

2. Encounter

3. Immersion-Emersion

4. Internalization

Characterized By

Idealization of Whites & Whiteness

Denigration of Latinos & Latino Culture.

2. Rejection of White culture.

Beginning of search for Latino culture.

3. Withdrawal into Latino world.

Embracing of stereotypical image of a Latino.

Denigration of Whiteness.

4. Internally defined positive Latino identity.

Transcendence of racism.

Acceptance of positive aspects of White Culture.

Latino Ethnic Identity Development(modified from “Black Racial Identity Dev’t”)


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Recommendations/other items:

  • Get to know the individual.

  • Persecutory anxiety

  • Create activities to share who they are.

  • Know what you don’t know. “I don’t see color.”

  • Learn more about Intent vs. Impact.

  • Do no use kids as interpreters.

  • “Si Puedo” and giving language and space to express feelings.

  • Have a high expectation of student achievement.


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¿Quién soy YO?

¿Preguntas?


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