The purpose of the curriculum was to provide a tool for Child Welfare Worker's to work in an individual capacity with Latino immigrant youth within Child Welfare Agencies to address the unmet needs of the population, including problems resulting from acculturation, structural changes in the family, and psychological consequences. The curriculum will be designed to inform and enhance immigrant children's understanding of the effect immigration has on their development. Additionally, this curriculum will enhance their ethnic identity while enabling them to adopt new cultural values, which has proven to be effective in growing bicultural competencies. Research shows that the psychological effects of immigration on Latino youth can be detrimental if not addressed at an early age. Therefore, this curriculum project focused on the following topics: Increasing immigrant children's knowledge of ethnic identity and biculturalism by discussing issues of cultural assimilation, cultural separation, and cultural integration; promoting positive self-esteem by providing information addressing barriers and enhancing coping skills; and increasing children's support network through interaction with community, school, and child welfare workers.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Multilingual education, Hispanic American studies|
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