Latinos and Latinas

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Kosta Kalogerogiannis

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI:
Latinos and Latinas

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Latinos and Latinas are the fastest growing ethnic minority group in the United States, and a growing body of social work scholarship is focused on supporting Latino and Latina health and well-being. Social workers provide services to Latinos and Latinas in a variety of modalities, including via direct practice, program development, advocacy, research, and policy. This entry provides an overview of resources, topics, and issues relevant for social workers interested in working with Latinos and Latinas. The references are focused on Latino- and Latina-specific resources, with the majority of references deriving from social work knowledge and literature; however, references from allied disciplines that focus on Latinos and Latinas also are included. In the United States the terms “Hispanic” and “Latino” often are used interchangeably. Since both terms refer to one ethnic group, the references in the bibliography use both terms. Although Latinos and Latinas are often discussed as a single ethnic group, social workers should be mindful of the diversity both within and across Latino and Latina subgroups that may influence social work with Latino and Latina individuals, families, and communities.

Article.  11479 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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