MEXICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL HALL OF FAME

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Sandra Calles, PhD

Dr. Sandra Calles is a psychologist, educator, life coach, mentor and activist. Her passion is to advocate for causes she believes in, teach about mental health topics, and guide others, so they may achieve success in their personal and career endeavors.

She has over 11 years of experience as a mental health professional having worked at various mental health facilities. Most recently she was a therapist at Los Angeles Harbor College at the Life Skills Center. While at Harbor College, she helped many students overcome emotional obstacles so they could transfer to universities and meet their career goals. She devotes her personal and professional life to political causes, and activities that promote mental health, women’s issues, the empowerment of Latinas through education, business ownership, financial literacy and political engagement. Dr. Sandra is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills, earning both a BA in Human Services and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She earned her doctorate from Saybrook University in Psychology, where she developed a treatment modality from her research on survivors of sudden cardiac death. The treatment plan known as PROSPER, is an acronym detailing a healing plan that can be applied to survivors of various traumas and is the underpinning for the work she does with her clients..... Continue Reading

Understanding Support From School Counselors as Predictors of Mexican American Adolescents’ College-Going Beliefs

JC Vela, B Flamez, GS Sparrow, E Lerma
… roles and responsibilities of professional school counselors include helping students in a number
of areas, such as personal, social, and career development (Studer, 2005). High school counselors
are provided specific strategies to help Mexican American students overcome …
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The Role of Social Class, Ethnocultural Adaptation, and Masculinity Ideology on Mexican American College Men’s Well-Being

L Ojeda, B Piña-Watson, G Gonzalez – 2016
… More specifically, Latinas are surpassing Latino men, and Mexican Americans overall
are less likely to earn a degree com- pared with other Latino ethnic groups (eg, Puerto
Ricans, Cu- bans; US Census Bureau, 2011). These …
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EXPLORING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AND SALUTOGENESIS IN AGING MEXICAN – AMERICAN WOMEN

Intimate partner violence, a serious preventable public health problem affects one in three women in the US and a billion women worldwide, crossing all boundaries including age, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic. However, little is known about the experience of IPV in aging women, especially in aging ethnic minorities. Furthermore, there are countless hidden victims including the . . . → Read More: EXPLORING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AND SALUTOGENESIS IN AGING MEXICAN – AMERICAN WOMEN

INCORPORTATION OF LATINO POLICE OFFICERS INTO THE M ILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT: HOW A GROUP OF LATINO POLICE OFFICERS SHED THE “BLUE SHIELD” FOR A LATINO IDENTITY

AG Guajardo jr – 2015
… 87 ZERO SUM HIRING 90 CONCLUSION 91 Page 6. v CHAPTER 3 MILWAUKEE POLICE
AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS 94 MEXICAN AMERICANS 100 PUERTO RICANS 104
ORGANIZING THE LATINO COMMUNITY IN MILWAUKEE 105 …
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Intergenerational Influences in Body Image Among Mexican American Obese Adolescent Females and Their Maternal Caregivers: ¿ Llenita no más ?

YA Marroquin
… Grounded Theory and thematic analysis were utilized to examine interview responses from
Mexican and Mexican American adolescent females with obesity, their … family members, peers
and friends, and medical professionals). In addition, the messages …
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