Engaging Hispanic Immigrant Mothers: Revisiting The Time-Limited Psycho-Educational Group Model
Hispanic Immigrants; Hispanic Mothers; Psychoeducational groups; Short-term Groups; Time Limited Groups
As new members of a culture, Hispanic Spanish dominant mothers must learn a new language as well as adjust to new and different values and expectations. To facilitate culturally sensitive practice, this article revisits a psycho-educational group model (Leon, Mazur, Montalvo & Rodriguez, 1984). This model was originally developed and successfully utilized by the first author in the mental health setting. The article uses the author's group experiences and the existing literature to emphasize the importance of integrating aspects of Hispanic culture in delivering group services to Hispanic immigrant mothers. Cultural and programmatic considerations for the successful development and implementation of a time-limited short-term group model are presented. Through group sessions facilitated by a bilingual therapist, Hispanic mothers are given the opportunities to develop mutual support systems, learn about their community resources and increase their knowledge on child development.
Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment
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Leon, Ana M. and Dziegielewski, Sophia F., "Engaging Hispanic Immigrant Mothers: Revisiting The Time-Limited Psycho-Educational Group Model" (2000). Scopus Export 2000s. 1106.