Proceedings of the 2004 annual conference
Including selected papers from 2003

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Cambio Center

Cambio de Colores as a yearly event aims to strengthen the networks of community organizers, extension professionals, academics, and public and private-sector institutions focused on communities that are changing as a result of newcomer settlements, seeking to facilitate the integration of Latinos in the Midwest.

The 2004 conference included discussions in five major areas:

  • Change and Well-being, which addresses topics of economic, social and political change, and its effect on well-being.
  • Youth, Family and Community, focusing on issues of family and youth welfare and community development as newcomer families integrate into the communities where they settle.
  • Civil Rights, which addresses a broad set of topics, from racial profiling at the state and community levels, federal immigration policy and the perspectives of the state, and basic issues such as knowing your rights.
  • Health, which includes both mental and physical health issues such as access to services, cultural competencies, disparities, and provision of services.
  • Education, which spans early childhood to higher education, addressing access to education, approaches and best practices, as well as cultural competencies.

This publication includes abstracts, as well as extended papers, on some of the topics discussed during the 2003 and 2004 Cambio de Colores conferences. Also included is a list of participants.

Session summaries and abstracts

Change and well-being
  • Hidden Within the Melting Pot: Hispanics in 1970 St. Louis
    Ann M. Rynearson
  • Latinos in St. Louis Today
    Daryl J. Hobbs
  • New Latino Farmers in the U.S. Heartland: An Example of a Growing Trend in U.S. Agriculture
    Juan Marinez and Victor Garcia
  • Bridging and Bonding Social Capital in Communities with Latin In-Migrants
    Cornelia Flora and Jan Flora
  • Livelihoods, Vulnerabilities, and Opportunities in Rural Missouri
    Pedro Dozi and Corinne Valdivia
  • Listening to Latino Business Owners
    Gwen Richtermeyer
  • Financial Services and Assets Building among Latinos in Missouri
    Margaret S. Sherraden
  • University Values — An Obstacle to Embracing Diversity
    Noor Azizan-Gardner
  • Traditional and Nontraditional Apprenticeship Programs
    Don Reese and Kimberly Davis
  • Integration of Colombian Refugees in Existing Latino/a St. Louis Communities
    P. Ariel Burgess
  • Latinos in Cherokee Street : Words, Images, and Text of an Emerging Group in St. Louis
    Michael Armijo
  • The Experience of the Amigos Program in St. Charles
    Lyndel Porterfield, Robert Hoeynck, and Francisco (Paco) Martinez
    (written by Adelante staff)
  • Recruitment and Retention Issues in Higher Education
    Lorenzo Covarrubias, Ana Pizarro, Ismael Batancourt, and Hortencia Kayser
  • Enrolling Higher Education Faculty in Research and Education for the Latino Immigrant Population
    Laurence Kaptain
  • The Community in the ELL Classroom and the ELL Classroom in the Community
    Sandra Anderson
  • Family Education Programs which Provide Parent Outreach Support to Become Active Participants in Children Education
    Judy R. Shreves
Youth, families and communities
  • Mechanisms of Acculturation for Hispanic Immigrants: Family-Planning Exchanges, Attachments, and Bridges
    Anne Dannerbeck, Marjorie Sable, and Jim Campbell
  • Disaster Preparedness Outreach for Hispanic Populations in Missouri
    Sherry F. Nelson
  • Central Campesino — Housing Migrant Workers
    Ann Ziebarth
  • Cultural Factors Affecting Reproductive Health Care Decisions of Hispanic Latina Women
    Ruthann M. Gagnon
  • Teaching Hispanic Couples the Creighton Model Fertility Care System to Achieve or Avoid Pregnancy Naturally: Experience for St. Louis and St. Charles Counties
    Patricia A Rapplean
  • Perceptions of Health Care Quality: Does Culture Matter?
    Christina Vasquez Case, Rex Campbell, Santosh Krishna, and E. Andrew Balas
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions for Midwestern Hispanics: The 1992-2001 Treatment Episode Data Set
    James Topolski
  • Use of Preventive Health Care for Latinos in Southwest Missouri
    Suzanne Walker and Susan Dollar
  • Health Educational Interventions: Do They Work?
    Santosh Krishna, Christina Vasquez Case, and E. Andrew Balas
  • Medical Training, Changing Demographics, and Latino Health Care: The Case of St. Louis University School of Medicine
    Deborah Ayuste
  • Partnership to Improve Quality Care for Hispanic Seniors
    Maria E. Carpenas and Glenda Meachum-Cain
  • The CLAS Challenge: Implementing the CLAS Guidelines National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
    Kym Hemley
  • Working with an Interpreter
    Nicole Lopresti and Vicky Padilla
Civil rights
  • Understanding Consumer Rights: Recognizing and Preventing Consumer Fraud in Our Communities
    Laura Krasser


  • New Latino Farmers in the Midwest: The Case of Southern Michigan
    Juan Marinez and Victor Garcia
  • Livelihoods, Vulnerabilities, and Opportunities in Rural Missouri
    Pedro Dozi and Corinne Valdivia
  • Listening to Latino Business Owners
    Gwen Richtermeyer
  • The Effects of Increasing Hispanic Presence on Cultural and Educational Interaction in Monett , Mo.
    Jamaine Abidogun
  • Police-Latino Community Relations: Addressing Challenges in Rural Communities
  • Leigh Culver
  • Missouri 's Efforts to Confront Racial Profiling
  • James Klahr
  • Impact of the U.S. Immigration Law on the Latino Workforce
  • Mira Mdivani
  • Counterterrorism and the Latino Community Since Sept. 11
  • Michele Waslin
  • Ensuring the Health of Women and Children in the 21 st Century
  • Kay Libbus
  • Demographic and Census Trends of Latinos in the Kansas City Area
  • Steven L. Driever
  • Communities of Practice (2004 conference)

Maps and tables

  • Map 1
    Percent change in Latino population by county, 2002 to 2003
  • Map 2
    Percent change in Latinos working in meat processing by county, 2000 to 2003
  • Map 3
    Total number of Hispanic LEP students by county, 2003
  • Table 1
    Disparity indexes in selected Missouri counties


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