My Family My Self
The Latino Guide to emotional Well-Being
(Mi Familia y yo: Guia de Bienestar Emocional)
A culturally sensitive guide specific to the emotional health of Latinos, with a focus on family, in navigating the psychological, social, and cultural challenges faced after immigrating to America. As Latinos, we celebrate and rely upon family, finding strength and support in traditions passed down over many generations. Adapting to our new home and navigating the many psychological, social, and cultural aspects of living in America can be overwhelming at times. That’s why experts from Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) have created My Family, My Self, a user-friendly guide specifically geared for Latinos, to share their firsthand knowledge of the Latino culture and expertise in behavioral health. In this guide, the staff at CLUES offer several success stories from a variety of Latino families that they have encountered in more than thirty years of community service experience.
In My Family, My Self you will find information on:
• Key life issues such as parenting, gender identity, and aging • Alcohol and drug abuse, prevention, and treatment
• Ways of contributing to your family and society through education, work, and financial stability
• The value of spirituality and morals in maintaining a sense of personal and family well-being select passages are bilingual.
About the authors:
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) has been serving in Minnesota for over thirty years and is the leader in providing behavioral health and human services to the Latino community. Its chemical health, mental health, employment, language, financial, and other human services under its family coordinated care model have set national standards for working with multicultural populations.