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Published: 07 December 2017

192 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190672829

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Yes I Can, (Sí, Yo Puedo)

An Empowerment Program for Immigrant Latina Women in Group Settings

Catherine Marrs Fuchsel

  • Geared towards those who work with immigrant Latina women and their families and who want to provide psycho-educational groups in community-based agencies or social services programs nationally and internationally.
  • Targets immigrant Latinas who are not in crisis situations or in domestic violence-related agencies or shelters. However, the program manual/book can be used by mental health professionals who work in these types of settings.
  • Discusses financial gains and support in community-based agencies that have limited funding. By offering educational groups as opposed to individual therapy, community-based agencies can provide a service not previously offered before.
  • Includes weekly Spanish and English self-reflection writing and drawing exercises, sample exercises, and handouts (available in both languages).
  • Can be used by Spanish-Speaking mental health professionals.
  • Evaluated over a five-year period with three community-based agencies in two Midwestern states. Rigorous qualitative and survey data was collected to help determine the effectiveness of the curriculum among immigrant Latinas.

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