Experiences of parenting classes for Mexican American mothers parenting alone: Offering culturally responsive approaches

J. Maria Bermudez, Lisa M. Zak-Hunter, Luciana Silva

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Abstract

This study reflects the voices and experiences of 20 women who participated in a follow-up interview after completing parenting classes for Mexican American mothers parenting alone. Using Heuristic Inquiry, six themes emerged related to participants' experiences in the classes. Findings are presented with exemplary portraits and a composite description. Overall, mothers benefitted from parenting classes and developed a heightened awareness of their strengths as mothers. Based on their experiences and recommendations, suggestions are offered for developing theoretically informed culturally responsive parenting classes for Mexican American mothers parenting alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-374
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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