When La Chancla Crosses the Line
La chancla, which refers to a flip flop in Spanish, is a cultural discipline style that has evolved to be very symbolic. La chancla can also refer cords, cables, the belt, hangers, any item that can be used to inflict pain as a punishment. Often, it is also a trigger word and is a form of child abuse. In this special 1-hour sesión, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Maritza Plascencia shares her personal experience with la chancla, and dives deeper with her professional knowledge about the generational differences of la chancla, the use of it in schools, when discipline crosses the line, when professionals and people need to report, why it is used and what people can do instead.
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- ChildHelp: www.childhelp.org is a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse, neglect and at-risk children.
- ChildWelfare: https://www.childwelfare.gov/ is a government site with educational resources for families and professionals
- Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA): http://www.ascasupport.org/
- A trusted guide that described child abuse in depth: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect.htm
- Parenting Techniques: https://suzukiassociation.org/news/25-nonviolent-discipline-options/
Recursos en Español
- Hojas Informativas y guías: https://www.childwelfare.gov/spanish/#tab=general
- Línea de Apoyo para Padres (Eng/Spa): 1-855-427-2736
- Técnicas sin Violencia para padres: www.counselingandtraumatherapy.com/tecnicassinviolencia
- The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel
- No Drama Discipline & Workbook by Dan Siegel
- Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn