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Engaging Hispanic immigrant mothers: Revisiting the time-limited psycho-educational group model

Author: Leon, Ana; Dziegielewski, Sophia F.
Author Background: U Central Florida, School of Social Work, Orlando, FL, US
Date 2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Crisis-Intervention-and-Time-Limited-Treatment
Volume/Pages Vol 6(1): 13-27
Subject Matter Hispanic, Brief Psychotherapy, Immigration, Psychoeducation, Sociocultural-Factors, Hispanics, Mothers
Abstract Discusses the value of a time-limited psychoeducational group for Hispanic immigrant mothers. A bilingual, short-term therapeutic group format is in accord with Hispanic cultural values. Therapist issues in forming and maintaining such a group include agency selection, the impact of managed care, geographical and regional issues, cultural context, and common parameters. A psychoeducational group can be a cost effective way to provide Hispanic immigrant mothers with much needed information concerning their children, their communities, their new environments, and community services. It allows clients to strengthen parenting skills and build peer support networks. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)