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2. Espin, Olivia M. “Psychological Impact of Migration on Latinas, Implications for Psychotherapeutic Practice.” Psychology of Women Quarterly 11 (1987): 489

This paper aids in exploiting the psychological implications as experienced by Latino women migrating into the United States.  More specifically, it uncovers the endless issue of gender roles, change of primary language, typical feelings of loss and consequently, the grief associated with adapting to a new environment as expressed by immigrants while in psychotherapy. Instead of classifying these issues as those experienced individually, and as contained in the field of psychopathology they are addressed merely as the expected results of the migratory process.  Most importantly, it suggests ways to react to their commonly shared issues in psychotherapy.  We intend to use this article in conjunction with our goal of locating resources for Latino women who experience the shared hardships of adjusting to life in a country entirely unfamiliar to them.  This serves as a study to guide Latino women into the right direction and exposing a widespread perception.

3. EWashtenaw. “A Snapshot of Latino Health.” Washtenaw County: n.d. (accessed November 8, 2006).

As one of the most rapidly growing populations both locally and nationally, Latinos are forced to make healthcare decisions on a daily basis.  In the Washtenaw county area, the Health Department teamed up with the UM Program for Multicultural Health and Latinos Unidos to run a study assessing general health within the community.  We intend to use this as a source of statistical information and as an example of a study conducted in both the English and Spanish language. We will also be using this website to provide Latinos in Washtenaw County with options when contemplating health care alternatives.

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6. Vargas, George. “Contemporary Latino Art in Michigan, The Midwest, and the Southwest.” Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 1988.

This dissertation serves as an examination as the evolution of Latino art in the Midwest, more specifically within Michigan.  The artwork is indicative of the US Latino cultural expression by incorporating the elements of diversity and unity in the styles and themes among each individual artist.  Most importantly, this dissertation helps to record the history of their emergence into the U.S. and highlights the Chicano population’s struggle with their new identity.  The second part of this analysis emphasizes the history of the Mexican presence in more recent times with mention to Mexican laborers and their integral economic role in developing Michigan’s society.  We intend to use this dissertation as a means to assist us in our discovery of Latinos in everyday society, namely with respect to their role in Michigan and the Latino artwork stemming from the growth of the population and their contributions to the art world as a whole.

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