Mejor sola que mal acompanada: For the Latina in an Abusive Relationship/Para la mujer golpeada (Paperback)

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A bilingual guide to help Latinas needing support, understanding, and advice about abusive relationships

If you're a Latina involved in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship, this book is for you. Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada offers support, understanding, and practical information on many issues and questions, including:
  • what abuse is
  • family and cultural expectations
  • getting police, medical, and legal assistance
  • where you can go if you leave your home
  • what the church may say
  • protecting your children
  • dealing with discrimination.
This book also discusses special problems of the undocumented woman, the woman with few resources, and the woman who speaks little or no English. Informative and affirming, Mejor Sola is an invaluable resource for counselors, shelter workers and activists, and an empowering handbook for the Latina who wants to break free from the cycle of abuse.

"I can sincerely say that this book is the best thing that has happened for Latinas in the battered women's movement."--Maria V. Zavala, Counselor and Advocate, Womenshelter/Companeras

Si eres una latina en una relacion donde hay abuso emocional o fisico, este libros es para ti. Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada ofrece apoyo, entendimiento, e informacion practica tocante a varios temas y preguntas, incluyendo:
  • que es el abuso; las esperanzas de la familia y la cultura
  • obtieniendo la asistencia de la policia, de servicos medicos y legales
  • adonde puedes ir si te sales de tu casa
  • que puede decir la iglesia
  • protegiendo a tus ninos
  • tratando con la discriminacion.

Este libro tambien discute los problemas especiales de la mujer no documentada, de la mujer con pocos recursos, y de la mujer que no habla poco ingles. Informativo y franco, Mejor Sola es un recurso extremadamente util para consejeros, trabajadores de refugios, y para activistas en la comunidad, y es una guia habilitadora para la latina que quiere salir del abuso.

About the Author

Myrna M. Zambrano, a graduate of Yale University, is the daughter of naturalized Mexican parents. She has worked as a counselor and advocate for battered women; she wrote and produced the "Rape Awareness and Prevention Program," a bilingual radio series; served as president of the San Diego Coordination Council Against Sexual Assault, and directed that city's first bilingual/bicultural rape crisis program. She now works as a counselor, educator, and public speaker for battered Latinas.

Myrna M. Zambrano, graduada de la Universidad de Yale, es hija de padres mexicanos naturalizados. Ella ha trabajado como consejera para mujeres golpeadas; ella escribio y produjo el programa "El Asalto Sexual y Como Prevenirlo", una serie bilingue para radio; sirvio como presidenta de la Alianza Coordinadora Contra El Asalto Sexual de San Diego; y dirigio el primer programa bilingue/bicultural para mujeres violadas de esa ciudad. Ahora trabaja como una consejera, educadora, y oradora para las latinas golpeadas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780931188268
ISBN-10: 0931188261
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication Date: February 2nd, 1993
Pages: 243
Language: English
Series: New Leaf (Seal Press)