Answer the questions bases on the movie Culture of poverty/HERITAGE.


Discuss three factors that the film argues have caused stress in immigration families suchbas Puerto Rican family in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Discuss the way in which the expectation of the families portrayed in the film differ from the film and or similar to the family in which you grew up.

Discuss the issues that a school social worker might focus on when working with Latino families.

Dr. Robles promotes a strength perspective. She argues that using a “deficit model” or “deficit approach” is in counterproductive. What are the reasons she gives in her argument that a deficit approach is counterproductive?

Describe what the term “stereotype” means and some of the stereotypes you have heard pertaining to Latino families.

Discuss whether the film disputes or reinforces these stereotypes.