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Annotated Bibliography

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Baker, C. K., Perilla, J. L., & Norris, F. N. (2001). Parenting stress and parenting competence among Latino men who batter. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16(11), 1130-1157. Language: English

This study examined predictors of parenting stress and competence within a sample of 43 immigrant Latino couples, in which some of the men had perpetrated abuse against their partners. Results indicated that parenting stress and competence for fathers and mothers were not uniform. Father’s parenting stress was not related to the predictor variables; whereas mother’s parenting stress was related only to physical abuse. Father’s parenting competence was related to both physical and psychological abuse whereas mother’s parenting competence was not related to the predictor variables. When comparing Latino fathers and Latina mothers, there were differences in parenting stress, with fathers experiencing less, but no differences in parenting competence.

Bauer, H. M., Rodriguez, M. A., Quiroga, S. S. & Flores-Ortiz, Y. G. (2000). Barriers to health care for abused Latina and Asian immigrant women. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 11(1), 33-44. Language: English

This study of abused Latina and Asian immigrant women identified social, political, and cultural barriers to help seeking. Qualitative data were collected through semi structured, ethnic-specific focus groups. Sociopolitical barriers included social isolation, language barriers, discrimination, and fear of deportation. Sociocultural barriers included dedication to children and family, shame related to the abuse, and cultural stigma of divorce.

Blumenkranz-Valle, D. (1991). Violencia Conyugal: Características, Causas y Terapia [Conjugal Violence: Characteristics, Causes, and Therapy]. Medellín, Colombia: Editorial Lealon. Language: Spanish

This book is the result of a study conducted by the Institute of Legal Medicine in Medellín, Colombia in the years 1986-1990. The purpose of the study was to explore in depth the factors that precipitate family violence. The book contains chapters regarding the phenomenology of family violence, an analysis of family violence as it relates to social pathology, as well as family psychotherapy as an intervention strategy. Charts and tables present data regarding demographics, characteristics of the aggression, frequency and reaction to violence, as well as relations between violence and economic status, gender, education, severity of injury, sexual activity, etc.