Hispanic Culture Shock
The Hispanic Immigrant
Culture shock is a multifaceted experience resulting from the stress and anxiety associated with confronting a new culture. Culture shock is particularly strong and troubling for the Hispanic because of the loss of their extended family left back home. Culture shock impacts both adults and adolescents. In fact, culture shock is the culprit to the many new responsibilities and limitations that many Hispanic adolescents face in our country.
I will use comparative analysis to present the Hispanic vs. the Mainstream family models. I will speak to gender roles, and how the inevitable collapse of the traditional Hispanic family structure in America, to yield to the new way of life, leads to a shift in the family balance of power which inevitably induces stressors to all members.
I will help you to understand the importance of acculturation (host culture adaptation). You will learn the fallacies of acculturation and factors leading to success or failure of coming to grip with the host culture. I will provide you with some practical and comprehensive recommendations in order to help. You will understand the stressor associate with culture shock and in turn you will be empowered to help bridge the cultural gap.
You do not want to miss this presentation because if you expect to promote change in the lives of Hispanics, cultural sensitivity and specific cultural knowledge is required.
Your Cross-Cultural Trainer/Advisor,
Ciro A. Sotelo
1N141 County Farm Rd., Suite 130
Winfield, IL 60190
Tel. (630) 605-9459
Fax. (630) 871-7079