Latinos in the U.S. Rev.(2)

Latinos in the U.S. Rev.(2) - LatinosintheU.S.

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Latinos in the U.S.  Lecture Derived from a Variety of Sources,  especially “Social Work Practice with Latino  Americans” by Moreno and Guido in Doman  Lum’s 2005 Cultural Competence
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4 Components of Effective  Practice with Latino Clients Knowledge Communication and Interpersonal Skills Assessment Skills Interventions
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Latinos in the U.S. First, it’s important to have knowledge  about this group – definitions and data Who is included in this group? (what is  the common factor in order to be  considered Latino/Latina?)
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U.S. Census What percent of the U.S. population is  Latino/Latina?  U.S. Census – self-reporting – do you  identify yourself as Hispanic or not? Hispanic Black or Hispanic White?  Biracial and multi-racial
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Terminology Why is Latino/a the preferred term  instead of Hispanic?  Many prefer to identify themselves by  country: Chicano, Puerto Riqueño,  Cubano, etc.  
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Countries of Origin Within the  Latino Community in the U.S. Country of Origin: ? % from Mexico Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru) ? % Puerto Rico ? % Caribbean Countries ? % Cuba (how has this changed from  1970 and why?)
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Rainbow of physical characteristics Ethnic identity – comfort vs. denial Name changing, living in non-ethnic  neighborhoods, relationships and  marriage outside of ethnic group
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Income Levels How does the Latino poverty  rate  compare to non-Hispanic whites?  How does their employment  rate  compare to non-Hispanic whites?  Latinos from which two countries have  the highest  rate of poverty?  Latinos from which two countries have  the lowest  rate of poverty? 
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Foreign-Born or Native-Born? What percentage of Latinos who are  currently living in the U.S. were born in  another country? What do you think this means in terms  of cultural identity?   How does recency of immigration affect  other things – income, etc.? 
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Sociodemographic Profile In the U.S., Latinos are younger than  the average – birthrates, immigration In the western US, Latinos are rural 
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