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Tello, J. (1998). El Hombre Noble Buscando Balance: The Noble Man Searching for Balance. In R. Carrillo & J. Tello (Eds.), Family Violence and Men of Color: Healing the Wounded Male Spirit (pp. 31-52). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.

Proposes a culturally competent model for working with Latino men that incorporates storytelling and ancient cultural practices, and that rebalances the effects of colonization, racism and discrimination, particularly internalized oppression.

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Torres, S. (1998). Intervening with Battered Hispanic Pregnant Women. In J.C. Campbell, Empowering Survivors of Abuse: Health Care for Battered Women and their Children. Sage series on violence against women (pp. 259-270). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Culturally specific interventions that target Hispanic women are needed if we are to effectively combat the problem of woman abuse in this population. The role that culture plays in battered Hispanic women's access to health care services and the provision of services must be more clearly understood. The ways that different cultures view health and illness are frequently unknown to health care providers of other cultural backgrounds. Cultures also have their own ways of viewing pregnancy, their own definition of woman abuse, and their own mechanisms for coping with the problem of abuse. Health care professionals should make efforts to learn to provide quality care to those of all cultural groups, including Hispanic women. By delivering care in a culturally sensitive manner, the providers are best able to respond appropriately to the needs of Hispanic women. This chapter focuses on the cultural, socioeconomic, and health factors that should be considered in caring for battered Hispanic pregnant women and makes recommendations for culturally relevant interventions to respond to their needs. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)

Torres, S. (1991). A Comparison of Wife Abuse between Two Cultures: Perceptions, Attitudes, Nature, and Extent. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 12, (pp.113-131).

Explored similarities and differences between 25 Anglo-American and 25 Mexican-American women, over age 18 years, who had been physically abused by their husbands at least two times and had resided in shelters for battered women. Subjects were matched for age and socioeconomic status (SES). Data were collected via a semistructured interview schedule consisting of three instruments. Results show more similarities than differences in the manifestation of wife abuse between the two groups. However, Anglo-American women perceived more types of behavior as being abusive and exhibited a less tolerant attitude toward wife abuse than did Mexican-American women. ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved).

Torres, S. (1987). Hispanic-American Battered Women: Why Consider Cultural Differences? Response to the Victimization of Women and Children, 10(3), (pp.20-21).

Interviewed 25 Hispanic-American and 25 Anglo-American women residing in shelters for battered women on their attitudes toward wife abuse; their perception of wife abuse; the nature, severity, and frequency of abuse; and their response to the abuse. Data show similarities among the women, but there were differences. Implications for treatment and other interventions are discussed. ((c) 1997 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)

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