Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.54-55 SIEC No: 19940371

This paper presents a way of understanding suicidal behaviour in adolescent Latinas, focusing upon a model which takes into account acculturation & developmental issues. Adolescent Latinas feel restricted by mothers who maintain traditional cultural attitudes & sex roles. 3 psychotherapeutic techniques – delineating the dilemma, authoring the narrative & reorienting to “good care” & “good justice” – are used to reestablish mutual understanding & empathy between mother & daughter.