Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn't easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight...or so he's always thought. Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there's one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publicly. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained for. The reward is immeasurable...if the timing is right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055165/bk_acx0_055165_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Low socio-economic status (SES) African American, Latino/a, and ethnic minority preschool age children have few options when it comes to enrolling in quality preschool programs that are developmentally appropriate in practice. State preschool programs and pre-K programs that are affiliated with local school districts are a viable option for families who cannot afford alternate forms of care. State-funded preschool programs are increasingly targeted as a mechanism to "close the achievement gap," based on (faulty) assumptions that the K-12 educational performance of African American and Latino children is based in their early home settings. This has led to the adoption of curriculum mandates, teaching pedagogies, and early academic testing that stress school readiness skills, which are defined solely as the mastery of early academic concepts. This assumptions have also caused a corresponding shift away from using a more whole-child-centered approach to "school readiness."
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Medical experts have advanced that salsa dancing has proved to help in boosting physical activity, cognitive ability, balance and overall mobility among old people. Indeed, various Latino seniors have voiced out that they have managed to keep themselves fit and healthy by practising the salsa. Ahead of all, dance therapy has become one of the most common natural therapy which allows people to express themselves freely. As a mater of fact, people are freed from stress, depression, anger, anxiety and other negative aspects of life. Tracing back history, dancing is considered as a method of expression yet it is only recently that health officials have associated dance movements to alternative medicine. Within various dance therapies, patients are instructed that each and every movement depicts a person's personality...
There is a paucity of information to help guide mental health practitioners explore the ways that racism influences a client?s well being (Harrell, 2000). The stress caused by racism has been documented to affect the psychological well being of minorities (Harrell, 2000, Clark, Anderson, Clark, & Williams, 1999). The majority of the research involving race related stress has focused almost exclusively on African Americans. Despite the growing Latino population in the United States, there is substantially less research examining their perceived discriminatory experiences (Araujo & Borrell, 2006). Although the elderly subgroup is a population that has been largely ignored in the research with Latinos, it has been established that they are at a high risk for multiple psychological and physical ailments (Tran, Fitzpatrick, Berg, & Wright, 1996, Black, Markides, & Miller, 1998, Canabal & Quiles, 1995, Gonzalez, Haan, & Hinton, 2001, Harris, Eastman, Cowie, Flegal, & Eberhardt, 1999). This work investigated factors that impact the relationship between race related stress and quality of life of first generation immigrant Latino elders.
Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject American Studies - Literature, printed single-sided, grade: 1,0/A, University of Dusseldorf 'Heinrich Heine' (Anglistik II, Amerikastudien), course: Latino/a Literature, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In the following paper I want to examine the traits of Native and Roman Catholic religion described in Rudolfo Anaya`s novel Bless me, Ultima1, which was first published by TQS Publications, Berkeley, California in 1972. It shall be revealed how the different characters in the novel deal with the Mexican pagan past and the Roman Catholic influences which affect and determine their lives. I chose to examine the most important persons separately, to stress the individuality of searching a way through the number of beliefs which are offered to each of us during our lives. Nevertheless the complexity of personal relations and their mutual influences are regarded as well; although a comprehensive analysis would also have been possible without splitting the story. According to the fact that every person is dealt with individually, the conclusion shall provide the reader with an overall picture of the relationships between the main characters in the novel. Native religion touches the region of curanderismo and witchcraft, which certainly is an interesting chapter, but has to be dealt with only as far as it is necessary. On the other hand there is Roman Catholic religion, which the Spanish under Hernan Cortés brought to America. One chapter is dedicated to The Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Chicanos- the descendants of Indians and Spaniards. Bless me, Ultima as a work of the Mexican American author Rudolfo Anaya represents the religious opposites Mexican Americans have to deal with and it shall therefore serve as a source of examples to show the complexity of Chicano beliefs.
Has the developing world developed modern concepts of stress? Are coping methods the same around the globe? Such questions are not simple to answer, and until recently, few knew to ask them. In recent years, Western psychologists have recognized that their prevailing views of psychology do not always translate worldwide&#8212;and that no culture has a monopoly on either stress or coping. The Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping was created to address this realization. This unique volume moves beyond simple comparisons of behaviors in other countries by clarifying critical concepts in stress and coping, analyzing and synthesizing vast amounts of global data, and identifying constructs and methodologies necessary for meaningful cross-cultural research. An international, multiethnic panel of forty-five contributors presents elegant studies of stress, survival, and resilience as cultures evolve and countries interact, including: &#8226; Personal transformation as a coping strategy &#8226; Psychological skills that enhance intercultural adjustment &#8226; Individual versus collectivist values in coping &#8226; Buddhist and Taoist traditions in coping &#8226; The cumulative effects of historical, environmental, and political stressors on nations in the Middle East &#8226; Specific cross-cultural perspectives, from Latino-American families to Canadian aboriginal peoples to minority university students The editors have assembled a vital store of knowledge, raising crucial implications for clinicians working with immigrant/international populations, and evaluating the current state of theory, research, and assessment. The Handbook documents major steps toward scientific advancement&#8212;and human understanding. The breadth of cultural perspectives represented in this handbook is truly extraordinary as well as refreshing. The diversity of the chapters encourages the reader to think about stress and coping in ways that broaden and enrich the mind. The volume is an invaluable resource for stress and coping researchers who want to find new and provocative ways to think about their own research and the research of others. - Susan Folkman, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine University of California &#8211; San Francisco This is a comprehensive collection of papers on a topic of emerging importance in the cross-cultural literature. Stress and coping need to be considered by scholars from differing cultural backgrounds, since adaptation to the inevitable challenges of life must be socialized for all future participants in the cultural drama and this participation will be shaped by the historical and philosophical traditions informing each of those cultures. The editors have assembled a diverse array of competent scholars from many cultural traditions to address key issues in the literature, and thus provided us readers with the necessary guidance for future comparative research in this fundamental topic area. - Michael Harris Bond, Ph.D. President, International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology A cross-cultural book on coping has been long overdue and I cannot think of a better editor than Paul Wong to bring such a huge project to fruition. At last, with the publication of the Handbook of Multicultural Perspectives on Stress and Coping, the days of understanding coping without considering cross-cultural factors are over. Every researcher and practitioner who is interested in the topic of coping will want to read this magnificent volume. - C. R. Snyder, Ph.D. Wright Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology University of Kansas, Lawrence
'Wanted: lesbian couple to foster wonderful eleven-year-old African American boy with gender identity issues.' Meet Antwan*. Not only has he got gender issues, he's severely emotionally disturbed, severely demanding and, as he puts it, 'born to argue'. In the late nineties, Nicola Harwood and her girlfriend moved to San Francisco in order to be at the epicentre of queer culture. Shortly after arriving, they encountered an advertisement posted in the SF BAY TIMES looking for lesbian foster parents. Impulsively, they decided to answer the ad and offer to foster Antwan, an eleven-year-old transgender child -- who had been living in group homes since the age of six. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, numerous disabilities and behaviour issues, Antwan turns out to be not only a severely challenging child, but also an irrepressibly honest and funny one. The sex-positive butch/femme couple, new to foster parenting but confident in their skills and experience as queers, start introducing Antwan to their gay world -- including Gay Pride in the Castro, shopping for female clothing among the flash and extravagance of their Latino neighbourhood thrift stores, accompanying him to the queer youth dance club and supporting the emergence of his female identity. But being queer is only part of who Antwan is, and the couple are soon faced with the reality that his behaviours may be more than they can handle. They become a part of the 'system', working with over-burdened social workers, therapists, group home workers, special needs school teachers, psychiatrists and foster care agencies, all trying to help Antwan succeed outside the group home. Antwan, however, is oblivious to the massive amount of funding and attention being paid to him and just wants the couple to buy him more outfits and watch him perform as Britney Spears singing '... Baby, One More Time'. While Antwan is introduced to the gay world of San Francisco, the white couple is introduced to his black world of Oakland. As the relationship develops, members of Antwan's birth family, many of whom he has not seen or heard from in years, begin to emerge. It turns out that Antwan isn't the only big queer in his family. One of his sisters is a baby dyke, and his troubled mother, who shows up when Antwan is thirteen, wears the strut of an old-school butch. Outrageous, sad and very funny, this memoir follows the couple as they attempt to build a relationship with Antwan and his world. As the three start to connect across an abyss of trauma and abuse, a relationship develops that challenges each of their notions of race, family and commitment. *Note about pronouns: Antwan has asked that we use male pronouns when referring to the time before she transitioned at the age of seventeen.