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Taggart, L. & Mattson, S. (1996). "Delay in prenatal care as
a result of battering in pregnancy: Cross-cultural implications."
Health Care of Women International, 17(1), 25-34.
White, Hispanic and African American women were surveyed in public
health and low-income clinics in Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA, to
determine if they delayed seeking prenatal care because of battering
during their pregnancies. Results from 162 White, 208 Hispanic and 132
African American participants revealed that the incidence of abuse was
not significantly different among ethnic groups. Battered women sought
prenatal care 6.5 weeks later than the nonabused sample, with a similar
delay in each ethnic group. 21% reported physical harm during pregnancy,
and 13.7% stated they had delayed care because of injuries.
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
Toro-Alfonso, J. (1999). "Domestic violence among same sex partners
in Puerto Rico: Implications for HIV intervention." Journal of
Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 9(1), 69-78.
Review of the literature shows that prevalence rates in same sex domestic
violence reflects that of the general population. 152 gay men and lesbians
in Puerto Rico answered a survey on domestic violence. 7-13% of participants
reported at least one instance of physical abuse in their relationship.
Close to half of the respondents reported frequent instances of verbal
and emotional abuse. The author points out the importance of this issue
to the potential transmission of HIV among gay males.
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 (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. (1993). "Nursing care of battered Hispanic pregnant women."
AWHONN’s Clinical Issues, 4(3), 416-423.
This article describes nursing care of low-income, battered Hispanic
pregnant women within the context of the Hispanic culture and discusses
clinical and nursing implications for interventions.
Torres, S. (1991). "A Comparison of Wife Abuse between Two Cultures:
Perceptions, Attitudes, Nature, and Extent." Issues in Mental
Health Nursing, 12, 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), 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
Trinch, S. L. (2001). "The advocate as gatekeepers: The limits of
politeness in protective order interviews with Latina survivors of domestic
abuse." Journal of Sociolinguistics, 5 (4), 475-506.
This article examines how interviewers linguistically create and manage
their identities as institutional gatekeepers for their agencies and
institutional advocates for their clients in protective order application
interviews. Thirty protective order interviews were conducted at a district
attorney’s office or at a pro bono law office. Analysis of the
verbal interaction between protective order application interviewers
and their Latina clients investigates what positive politeness strategies
can reveal about how interviewers allow clients to give their accounts
of abuse. Additionally, what interviewers say to clients as well as
how interviewers allow clients to give their accounts of abuse is examined
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