Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, United States
Yale University where Myrna Zambrano received her Bachelor of Arts degree.
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Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada is a bilingual guide to help Latinas needing support, understanding and advice about abusive relationships. Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada offers support, understanding and practical information on many issues and questions, including what abuse is; family and cultural expectations; getting police, medical and legal assistance; where you can go if you leave your home; what the church may say; protecting your children; and dealing with discrimination. This book also discusses the special problems of the undocumented woman, the woman with few resources and the woman who speaks little or no English.
Myrna Zambrano was educated at Yale University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981.
Myrna Zambrano is an assistant treasurer-tax collector of the city council of San Diego, California, United States. Before taking this position in May 2018, she worked as a legislative assistant, policy analyst and television production assistant. She was a counselor and advocate for battered women and wrote and produced the "Rape Awareness and Prevention Program," a bilingual radio series. She also served as president of the San Diego Coordination Council Against Sexual Assault and directed that city's first bilingual/bicultural rape crisis program. In addition to her main activity, Zambrano works as a counselor, educator and public speaker for battered Latinas.
She is the author of 1985 Mejor Sola Que Mal Acompanada ("Better Alone than in Bad Company"), a self-help book for Latina women trapped in abusive relationships. Her chapters deal with the definition of abuse, as well as making the decision to leave or stay, emergency help, the legal system, finding and using sources of support and the unique barriers facing Latina women (lack of documentation, money and adequate English-language skills). Her book also covers the socio-cultural and psychological aspects of abuse. Zambrano illustrates abusive behavior with the stories of six Latina women. The book includes a chapter for social service workers who help Latinas. Her second book, No Mas!: Guia Para La Mujer Golpeada, was published in Spanish in 1994.
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Myrna Zambrano is a member of the Chicano Federation.
Myrna M. Zambrano married Charles Elster on September 29, 1984. The marriage produced two daughters - Carmen and Judith.