The purpose of this project was to write a grant to fund resiliency groups for Latino parents and children who have gone through a divorce or separation. The literature review addressed the impact of such a change on family dynamics and how the cultural values of Latinos can elevate the effects of this experience.
The program is intended to develop coping skills among participants to reduce the feelings of anxiety, blame, and guilt which are often caused by divorce or separation. It is also intended to enhance communication and conflict-resolution skills, thus improving parent-child relationships and cooperative parenting.
Eight separate groups are envisioned (four in English and four in Spanish) for younger children, older children, custodial parents, and non-custodial parents. The groups will then be united during the last several sessions.
The host agency is the Los Angeles Unified School District. If funded, this program will enhance the well-being of Latino families and create an opportunity for them to rise above the challenges caused by divorce or separation. The actual submission of the grant application was not a requirement of the thesis project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth M.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Divorce, Latino/a, Marriage, Resiliency groups, Separation|
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