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Knowing and Serving Diverse Families

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780130110589

ISBN10:
0130110582
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This text meets the growing need for readers to learn how to interact with people who are different from them. The combination of the most up-to-date research and the expertise of seasoned professionals make this insightful text a strong foundation for preparing students to work comfortably with all people.Encourages readers to examine and appreciate the differences that exist because of diversity from race, language, ethnicity, age and socio-economic levels. Includes the most recent human and family developmental research. Examines ethnic and structural diversity in U.S. families.For readers interested in the role of parents in early childhood.

Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION 1(56)
Knowing and Serving the Human Family: An Introduction
3(16)
Families in Your Career
4(1)
Diversity Makes Life Interesting
5(1)
Serving Unique Families
6(3)
Families
9(3)
Out of Many, One
12(1)
Building on the Ideal
12(1)
Your Membership in a Minority Group
12(1)
Peaceful Accommodation
13(1)
A Global Community
14(1)
Conclusions
15(1)
Study Questions
15(1)
Applications
16(1)
Volunteering
17(1)
References
17(1)
Further Reading
17(1)
Media Resources
18(1)
Serving Individuals and Families: Equal Protection
19(20)
Stereotypes
19(2)
What Is a Family?
21(2)
Diverse Work Force
23(1)
Effects on Home Life
24(1)
Serving Families
25(2)
Rights of Individuals and Families
27(1)
Federal Laws
28(1)
Examples of U.S. Laws That Apply Widely
28(3)
State and Local Laws
31(1)
Your Career Goals
32(1)
Being Professional
32(1)
Family-Related Sciences
33(1)
Strengths of Families
33(2)
Conclusions
35(1)
Study Questions
35(1)
Applications
36(1)
References
37(1)
Further Reading
37(1)
Media Resources
37(2)
Systems for Knowing Families
39(18)
Communication for Helping Professionals
40(1)
A Systems Approach to Studying Families
41(3)
Adaptation
44(1)
Values
45(1)
Philosophy of Empowering Families
45(2)
Family Functions
47(2)
Human Capital
49(4)
Application to Diverse Families
53(1)
Conclusions
54(1)
Study Questions
54(1)
Applications
55(1)
References
55(1)
Further Reading
55(2)
PART III ETHNIC DIVERSITY AMONG AMERICAN FAMILIES 57(128)
African-American Families
59(20)
Historical Background
60(2)
Demographic Information
62(1)
The Ecology of African-American Families
63(4)
African-American Values
67(1)
African-Americans and the Educational System
67(2)
African-Americans and the Health Care System
69(1)
African-Americans and the Government
70(1)
African-Americans and the Criminal Justice System
71(1)
African-Americans and the Economic System
71(1)
Serving African-American Families
72(1)
Conclusions
73(1)
Study Questions
74(1)
Applications
74(1)
Additional Resources
75(1)
References
75(2)
Further Reading
77(1)
Media Resources
77(2)
Hispanic-American Families
79(24)
Brief History of Three Major Hispanic Groups
79(3)
Who Are the Hispanics?
82(2)
Hispanics: Likenesses and Differences
84(2)
The Ecology of Hispanic-American Families
86(1)
Religious Foundation of Hispanic Families
86(1)
Hispanic Family Structures
87(1)
Males Roles in the Hispanic Family
88(1)
Female Roles in the Hispanic Family
89(1)
Children's Roles in the Hispanic Family
90(1)
Prominent Values of Hispanic Families
91(5)
Hispanic Families and the Governmental System
96(1)
Hispanic Families and the Economic System
97(1)
Hispanic Families and the Health Care System
97(1)
Recommendations for Serving Hispanic Families
98(1)
Conclusions
99(1)
Study Questions
99(1)
Applications
99(1)
References
100(1)
Further Reading
101(1)
Media Resources
102(1)
Asian-American Families
103(28)
Who Are the Asian-Americans?
103(3)
The Ecology of Asian-American Families
106(1)
Asian-American Family Values
107(1)
Asian-American Families and the Educational System
107(1)
Asian-American Families and the Health Care System
108(1)
Asian-American Families and the Governmental System
109(1)
Asian-American Families and the Economic System
109(1)
Japanese-American and Vietnamese-American Families
110(1)
The Ecology of Japanese-American Families
110(3)
Families and Acculturation
113(4)
Selected Japanese-American Traditional Family Values
117(1)
Japanese-American Families and the Educational System
118(1)
Japanese-American Families and the Health Care System
118(1)
Japanese-American Families and the Governmental System
119(1)
Japanese-American Families and the Economic System
119(1)
Vietnamese-American Families
120(1)
The Ecology of Vietnamese-American Families
121(2)
Vietnamese-American Families and the Educational System
123(1)
Vietnamese-American Families and the Health Care System
123(1)
Vietnamese-Americans and the Governmental System
124(1)
Roles for Helping Professionals
124(1)
Conclusions
125(1)
Study Questions
125(1)
Applications
126(1)
References
126(3)
Media Resources
129(2)
Arab-American Families
131(16)
Who Are the Arab-Americans?
131(2)
The Ecology of Arab-American Families
133(6)
Arab-American Values
139(1)
Arab-American Families and the Educational System
140(1)
Arab-American Families and the Health Care System
141(1)
Arab-American Families and the Governmental System
142(1)
Arab-American Families and the Economic System
142(1)
Helping Professionals and Arab-Americans
143(1)
Conclusions
143(1)
Study Questions
144(1)
Applications
144(1)
References
145(2)
Native American Indian Families
147(22)
Who Are the Native American Indians?
147(3)
The Ecology of Native American Indian Families
150(6)
Cultural Expressions of Values
156(1)
Native American Indians and the Educational System
156(2)
Native American Indian Families and the Health Care System
158(2)
Native American Indian Families and the Governmental System
160(1)
Native American Indian Families and the Economic System
161(2)
Helping Professionals and Native American Indians
163(1)
Conclusions
163(1)
Study Questions
164(1)
Applications
164(1)
References
165(2)
Further Reading
167(1)
Media Resources
167(2)
Amish Families
169(16)
Who Are the Amish?
169(3)
The Ecology of Old Order Amish Families
172(6)
The Amish and the Educational System
178(1)
The Amish and the Religious System
179(1)
The Amish and the Health Care System
180(1)
The Amish and the Governmental System
180(1)
The Amish and The Economic System
180(1)
The Role of Helping Professionals
181(1)
Conclusions
181(1)
Study Questions
181(1)
Applications
182(1)
References
182(1)
Media Resources
183(2)
PART III LIFESTYLE VARIATIONS AMONG UNITED STATES FAMILIES 185(154)
Single Teenage Parent Families
185(38)
Societal Concern and Debate
187(1)
Never-Married Parents
188(1)
Trends in Numbers
189(6)
Sociocultural Foundations
195(1)
Economic Status
195(2)
Changing Roles of Females
197(1)
Changing Roles of Males
197(2)
Socialization of Children
199(1)
Demographics
200(1)
Education
200(2)
Religion
202(1)
The Health Care System and Teenagers
202(3)
Economic Factors
205(1)
Housing
206(2)
Governmental Policies and Agencies
208(1)
Kinship Networks and Interactions
209(1)
Change and Adaptation
210(1)
Serving Single Teenage Parent Families
211(4)
Conclusions
215(1)
Study Questions
216(1)
Applications
216(1)
References
217(3)
Key Internet Resources
220(1)
Media Resources
220(1)
Further Reading
221(1)
Organizations
221(2)
Divorced Single-Parent Families
223(32)
Historical Background
224(1)
Property Settlement
225(1)
Children's Experience in Divorce
225(2)
Sociocultural Foundations
227(6)
Socialization of Children
233(3)
Ecological Factors
236(8)
Kinship Networks and Interactions
244(2)
Serving Divorced Single-Parent Families
246(2)
Conclusions
248(1)
Study Questions
249(1)
Applications
249(1)
References
249(3)
Key Internet Resources
252(1)
Media Resources
252(1)
Organizations
252(1)
Other Books for Adults
253(1)
Books for Children Coping with Divorce
253(2)
Stepfamilies
255(26)
Complex Structure of Stepfamilies
255(2)
Historical Background
257(2)
Sociocultural Foundations
259(3)
Status Changes
262(4)
Changes as Children Age
266(1)
Socialization of Children
267(1)
Roles of Grandparents and Others
268(1)
Ecological Factors
268(4)
Family Interactions and Kinship Networks
272(1)
Change and Adaptation
272(2)
Serving Stepfamilies
274(1)
Conclusions
275(1)
Study Questions
276(1)
Applications
277(1)
References
277(3)
Key Internet Resources
280(1)
Further Reading
280(1)
Organizations
280(1)
Families with Special Needs Children
281(34)
Partnering with Parents
282(1)
Historical Background
283(4)
Sociocultural Foundations
287(5)
Demographics
292(2)
A Deficit Model
294(1)
Aesthetics
295(1)
Education
295(1)
Religion
296(1)
Health Care System
297(1)
Economic Factors
298(3)
Family Interactions and Kinship Networks
301(1)
Changes and Adaptations
302(2)
Serving Families with Challenged Members
304(4)
Conclusions
308(1)
Study Questions
308(1)
Applications
308(2)
References
310(1)
Key Internet Resources
311(1)
Further Reading
312(1)
Media Resources
312(1)
Organizations
312(3)
Gay and Lesbian Families
315(24)
Family Definition Revisited
315(1)
Gay and Lesbian Families
316(1)
Historical Background
316(2)
Sociocultural Foundations
318(6)
Changing Roles of Females
324(1)
Changing Roles of Males
325(2)
Socialization of Children
327(1)
The Role of Grandparents and Others
327(1)
Ecological Considerations
328(2)
Changes and Adaptations
330(1)
Serving Gay and Lesbian Families
330(1)
Conclusions
331(1)
Study Questions
332(1)
Applications
332(1)
References
333(2)
Key Internet Resources
335(1)
Further Reading
335(1)
Media Resources
336(1)
Periodicals
336(1)
Organizations
336(1)
Organizational Resources
337(2)
PART IV CONCLUSIONS 339(14)
Serving Families
341(12)
Remembering Goals
342(1)
Fostering a Sense of Community
342(1)
Giving Service
343(1)
Welcoming Diversity
344(1)
Applying Ecological System Concepts
344(1)
Focusing on Economic Concerns
345(2)
Acting with Humility
347(1)
Being Honest
347(1)
Being Energetic
348(1)
Acting with Dedication
348(1)
Being Flexible
348(1)
Using Advocacy
349(1)
Correcting Problems of Discrimination
349(1)
Conclusions
349(1)
Study Questions
350(1)
Applications
350(1)
References
351(1)
Further Reading
351(2)
Name Index 353(5)
Subject Index 358


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