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Families Resources

Families are central to child safety and well-being, and they need support. All families can benefit from information, guidance, and help in connecting with resources as they meet the challenges of parenthood and family life. For families with limited resources, or those facing additional challenges, the need for support and assistance is even greater. This may include family support services, which refers to a range of supportive services for families with children, or family preservation services, which are more intensive services intended to preserve families that are at risk of disruption while keeping children safe.

Activist Dialogues: How Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Impact Women of Color and Their Communities. Analysis and recommendations to address the impact of domestic violence and child welfare systems in communities of color. For a copy go to: www.endabuse.org

America’s Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends This data book offers a comprehensive overview of the state of Latino children by integrating a range of key factors and outcomes in the areas of demography, citizenship, family structure, poverty, health, education, and juvenile justice. It provides an overview of current national and state-level trends for Latino children under age 18 relative to non-Hispanic White and Black children, documenting both regional variations and changing trends since the year 2000. Downloadable Database allows you to look up data on Latino children in all 50 states and see how your state compares to others. Patricia Foxen, pfoxen@nclr.org,(April 28, 2010) - National Council of La Raza

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families. http://www.childwelfare.gov/supporting/overview.cfm

Domestic Violence at the Margins: Readings on Race, Class, Gender, and Culture, edited by Natalie Sokoloff with Christina Pratt. Foreword by Beth E. Ritchie, Rutgers University Press, 2005. This groundbreaking anthology reorients the field of domestic violence research by bringing long-overdue attention to the structural forms of oppression in communities marginalized by race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and class. An essential text for courses in sociology, criminology, social work, and women’s studies. It also provides critical information and resources for professionals working in domestic violence services, advocacy, social work, and law enforcement.

Latin@s and IPV Evidence-Based Fact Sheet Download at Caminar Latino

Latino Families and Domestic Violence This manual is a tool for any group—not just domestic violence organizations—that works with Latino families that may be experiencing domestic violence. Purchase - Casa de Esperanza

Profiles of Latino Health: A Closer Look at Latino Child Nutrition With childhood hunger and obesity recently reaching peak levels in the United States, policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels have recognized that the health of future generations is contingent upon improving the nutritional status of American families. Addressing the unique needs of the Latino population will be an integral part of any strategy to promote and improve child nutrition. NCLR hopes to inform the national discussion by providing insight into trends within the Latino community. Kara Ryan, (November 12, 2010) - National Council of La Raza

Stepping Into Latino Realities This video is a training tool about communicating and working with Latino individuals and families. Purchase - www.casadeesperanza.org

The Future of Children: Policy brief fall 2010: Strengthening Fragile Families The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a nationally representative survey of births in large cities, has shown that unwed parents have a host of characteristics that complicate getting good jobs, forming stable families, and performing successfully as parents. Within five years after the birth, a third of children born to unmarried parents see their father less than once a month, 55 percent of mothers have formed new relationships, and children are already showing problems in test performance and behavior. Sara McLanahan, Ron Haskins, Irwin Garfinkel, Ronald B. Mincy, and Elisabeth Donahue http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchildren/publications/docs/20_02_PolicyBrief.pdf

The New Latina's Bible The new edition of The New Latina’s Bible has a total of fourteen chapters that cover the gamut in our lives -- from health, to sexuality, from love to career. http://www.sandraguzman.com

Un Nuevo Amanecer. Portrays the life of a Latina and the progression of domestic violence in her everyday life (family, friends, workplace and other systems). The video was made especially for public education, outreach and training, and support groups. (Spanish: 25 minutes). Distributed by: Texas Council on Family Violence, PO Box 161810, Austin, TX 78716 ; Phone: 512-794- 1133; www.tcfv.org

Why are Mami y Papi Fighting?” Latino Youth’s Perceptions of Why Parents Fight Simone Mendez, Fatima Wasim, B.S., Margaret Jones, Yeni Garcia, B.A., & Julia Perilla, PhD. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 30303. Download at Caminar Latino