Cultura y Familia: Strengthening Mexican Heritage Families

  • Carlos P. Hipolito-DelgadoEmail author
Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)


Cultural heritage and familial support are crucial for the psychological wellbeing of Mexican heritage families living in the United States. Especially considering the various barriers and stressors experienced by Mexican origin families, including discrimination, internalized racism, and the acculturation gap. This chapter provides a brief histocial overview of Mexican history, including the colonization of the southwest and migration patterns, in order to provide a context for contemporary issues faced by this community. Additionally, this chapter describes how culture, family, and spirtuality act as sources of strength for Mexican heritage families. Further, the chapter provides counselors with interventions to foster familial support and facilitate the empowerment of Mexican origin families.


Mexican families Migration Discrimination Cultural pride Spirituality Empowerment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Colorado DenverDenverUSA

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