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

Social Sciences

NEGOTIATIONS OF POWER IN MEXICAN AND MEXICAN AMERICAN WOMEN‟S NARRATIVES

CL McNabb – 2011
… This thesis examines casual storytelling among Mexican and Mexican American women in Oaxaca,
Mexico and Eugene, Oregon. … PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Graduate Teaching Fellow, Folklore
Archivist, University of Oregon Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Winter 2010 …
link to thesis

Mexican and Central American Immigrants in the United States

K Brick, AE Challinor… – 2011
… immigrants.32 Second-generation Central Americans also are more likely to have a bachelor’s,
graduate, or professional degree than … Significantly, second-generation Mexican American women
are more likely to be employed (62 percent) than their first-generation counterparts
Link to article

“Hay Que Ponerse en los Zapatos del joven”: Adaptive Parenting of Adolescent Children Among Mexican-American Parents Residing in a Dangerous Neighborhood

M CRUZ‐SANTIAGO, G RAMÍREZ… – Family Process, 2011
… “Hay Que Ponerse en los Zapatos del Joven”: Adaptive Parenting of Adolescent Children
Among Mexican-American Parents Residing in a Dangerous Neighborhood. … All participants
were born in Mexico and identified as Mexican or Mexican American. …

Link to article

The Mexican American Second Generation in Census 2,000

J Perlmann – The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a …, 2011
… It does not follow, however, that Mexican American patterns will parallel those of the European
immigrant past—if by that we mean … widening gap between the minimally paid menial jobs that
immigrants commonly accept and the high-tech and professional occupations requiring …

Link to book

Validating the Mexican American Intergenerational Caregiving

S Escandón – The Qualitative Report, 2011
… The purpose of this study was to substantiate and further develop a previously formulated
conceptual model of Role Acceptance in Mexican American family caregivers … In addition, results
inform health professionals about the ways in which Hispanic caregivers view caregiving. …

Link to study

Ghostly (I)s/:The Formation of Subjectivity in Mexican American Life Narratives

PM Perea – 2011
… Until my first semester in Professor Limón’s graduate seminar, I had no idea Mexican American
literature existed. … Page 7. vii Page 8. viii GHOSTLY I(S)/EYES: THE FORMATION OF
SUBJECTIVITY IN MEXICAN AMERICAN LIFE NARRATIVES by Patricia Marie Perea …

Link to Dissertation

Sources of Parental Knowledge in Mexican American Families

1. Michelle K. Blocklin1,*,
2. Ann C. Crouter2,
3. Kimberly A. Updegraff3,
4. Susan M. McHale4

Article first published online: 7 JAN 2, 2011

Keywords:

* cultural orientations;
* Mexican American families;
* parent-child relationships;
* parental monitoring;
* sources of knowledge;
* youth adjustment

We examined correlates of sources of parental knowledge of youths’ experiences in Mexican American families, including child self-disclosure, parental solicitation, spouse, siblings, and individuals outside the family. Home and phone interviews were conducted with mothers, fathers, and their seventh-grade male and female offspring in 246 Mexican American families. Results indicated that mothers and fathers relied on different sources of knowledge; parent-child relationship quality and cultural orientations predicted parents’ sources of knowledge, and different sources had different implications for youth adjustment. Specifically, child disclosure to mothers and fathers’ reliance on their spouse were consistently linked to better youth outcomes. Moderation analyses revealed that correlates of parents’ knowledge sources were not always uniform across mothers and fathers or daughters and sons.

Family Relations

Volume 60, Issue 1, pages 30–44, February

Link to article


  

Photo Collections
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Selected photos England and Belgium, 2016

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Selected photos Filoli Gardens, Spring 2017, Spain, England, and Belgium

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Poem
“…And would it have been worth it, after all,
Would it have been worth while,
After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
And this, and so much more?—
It is impossible to say just what I mean!
But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen:
Would it have been worth while…”

T.S. Eliot
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Press Release

2015 Annual Report on Mexican American Professionals Now Available

The 2015 Annual Report on Mexican American Professionals is now available on Mexican-American-Proarchive.com.

News from the 2015 American Community Service shows good increases in the numbers of Mexican Americans attending college, achieving educational attainment, and holding jobs in industries including science, management, and business.

• Mexican American college enrollment increased from 18.7% to 18.9% between 2014 and 2015
• Graduate or professional degree attainment among Mexican Americans rose from 2.9% to 3.0%
• The number of Mexican Americans achieving bachelor’s degrees rose from 7.6% to 7.8% in 2015

Despite these numbers, Mexican Americans are still near the bottom of college enrollment and educational attainment by race and ethnicity.

The University of California is proactive in pushing for a greater number of underrepresented minorities. The number Chicano/Latino students attending UOC increased by 2.7% since 2014; this group now makes up 32.3% of admitted university freshmen.

In terms of occupations, the number of Mexican Americans making up part of the management, business, science, and art occupations continues to rise, from 16.6% to 17.5% from 2012 to 2015. Mexican Americans have also seen consistent numbers in the professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services occupations, keeping steady at 10.2% of all jobs in these fields held by Mexican Americans.

These numbers represent continuing gains in higher education and professional jobs for Mexican Americans. For more, visit Mexican-American-Proarchive.com.