Exploratory Evaluation of Sí, Yo Puedo: A Culturally Competent Empowerment Program for Immigrant Latina Women in Group Settings
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empowerment groups, domestic violence, intervention, programs and curriculum, immigrant Latina women
A qualitative exploratory study was conducted to examine the experiences of 20 immigrant Latina women using a culturally specific 11-week curriculum—Sí Yo Puedo—in psychoeducational group settings. The purpose of the program is to provide participants with education about domestic violence and self-esteem. Two follow-up groups were conducted to assess immigrant Latina women’s experiences after completing the program. Findings indicated that participants reported improved self-esteem and knowledge of healthy relationship dynamics, and the women experienced the process of empowerment. Implications for social workers include utilization of the program toward education and the promotion of healthy relationships among Latina women.
Social Work with Groups