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Hispanic Heritage Month: Resources in the North Carolina State Publications Collection

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The North Carolina State Publications Collection – the State Library’s repository of digital state government publications — holds both publications focusing on North Carolina’s Hispanic population, and informative Spanish-language resources. 

The New North Carolinians: Doing Justice for All in the Criminal Justice System

The New North Carolinians: Doing Justice for All in the Criminal Justice System

Published by the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission and the North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center, New North Carolinians: Doing Justice for All in the Criminal Justice System analyzed the provision of services to a growing Hispanic population. This major 2006 report found that “overcoming culturally learned fears of criminal justice systems in their native countries should be a goal of Hispanic community groups and every criminal justice agency”. The study recommended further cultural diversity training for criminal justice practitioners; more bilingual practitioners and other Spanish-language resources; and community outreach. This report can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=9522&REC=1.

 

NC Latino Health 2003

NC Latino Health 2003

The Latino Health Task Force of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine assessed the health of North Carolina’s Hispanic population in the oft-cited report, NC Latino Health, 2003. This report can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=24149&REC=1. Later, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in North Carolina: Report Card 2006, published by the North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities and the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics,  also looked at the health of Hispanic-Americans in North Carolina. In-depth health data for Hispanic North Carolinians, with delineation of health gaps to be addressed, can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=5879&REC=1

Ideas para Reuniones Familiares Exitosas

Ideas para Reuniones Familiares Exitosas

The North Carolina State Publications Collection also contains many useful publications in Spanish. Parents will appreciate a former State Doc Pick of the Week, Cómo Ayudar a su Adolescente con la Tarea, for helping their teenager with the challenges of high school home work. This publication of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=22199&REC=4. Parents can use another publication of the Extension Service, Ideas para Reuniones Familiares Exitosas, for tips on holding formal and informal family meetings that work. This publication can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=22196&REC=2

Guia Practica de Planificacion de la Carrera Profesional para Familias

Guia Practica de Planificacion de la Carrera Profesional para Familias

With the Guía Práctica de Planificación de la Carrera Profesional para Familias, published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, parents can sit down with their children of any age to help them plan their careers. It can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=30303&REC=1

Trato con Agentes de Bienes Raíces

Trato con Agentes de Bienes Raíces

 

Even buying a home can be easier with Trato con Agentes de Bienes Raíces. The North Carolina Real Estate Commission published this quick reference on working with real estate agents. This state publication can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=22891&REC=17. The Commission also produces similar information on fair housing laws, Preguntas y Respuestas Sobre Vivienda Justa. This publication can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=22877&REC=14

Seguridad con la Electricidad

Seguridad con la Electricidad

Finally, Spanish-language materials from the North Carolina Department of Labor can help make the workplace safer. Seguridad con la Electricidad instructs workers on safety when using electricity, in both Spanish and English. This can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=70592&REC=6. A Spanish-language Hazard Alert from the North Carolina Department of Labor contains vital safety measures for working with transportation in the agricultural industry. Read this at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=22898&CISOBOX=1&REC=4. Just as important are precautions for working with generators, along with warnings about the dangers of carbon monoxide, in  Seguridad con los Generadores. This can be found at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p249901coll22&CISOPTR=70615&CISOBOX=1&REC=5

Seguridad con los Generadores

Seguridad con los Generadores

So do not forget the North Carolina State Publications Collection when seeking publications for and about North Carolina’s Hispanic citizens.

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