Health Education For Latina Mothers Of Children With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities
My research shows that Latina mothers caring for children with disabilities are in poor health and have high rates of depression; yet services are typically focused on the needs of the child and not on the needs of parental caregivers. We developed a health education intervention that is focused on Latina mothers of children with disabilities and is based on a promotora de salud (lay health educators) model.
Caring For Myself: African American Caregivers And Health
Similar to the findings for Latino mothers, African American mothers caring for children with developmental disabilities are also in poor health African American mothers who do not care for a child with a disability; yet services are typically focused on the needs of the child and not on the needs of parental caregivers. Building on the promotora de salud (community health advisor) model we developed for Latina mothers, we are working with Catholic Charities on adapting this model to support African American caregivers of children with developmental disabilities.
Addressing The Informational Needs Of Latino Immigrant Parents Of Children On The Autism Spectrum
One in 150 children is diagnosed with autism. With intensive, early intervention, many children escape the most serious outcomes associated with the diagnosis such as segregated educational settings, serious problem behavior such as aggression towards self or others, and lack of a means to communicate verbally with family and friends. Without intervention, these symptoms persist over time and lead to worsened child and family outcomes.
Cultural Equivalence Of Autism Assessment For Latino Children
This study to be funded by NICHD will examine the cultural equivalence of the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R) for a US Latino population. We propose 3 aims: (1) to assess the reliability of the ADI-R Spanish version among Spanish speaking parents of children with autism and intellectual disabilities; (2) To investigate the validity of the ADI-R in a sample of Latino parents of children with autism and intellectual disabilities; and (3) To investigate the meaning and perceived severity of symptoms in relation to the norms of the participant’s family and culture.
Latino Families Of Children On The Autism Spectrum
The focus of this study is on understanding the experiences of Latino family members who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is being diagnosed at increasing rates and services for children with autism are expanding. However, there is some evidence of disparities in rates of diagnosis and service utilization for Latino children as compared to non-Latino white children.