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Knowing and Serving Diverse Families

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3rd
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9780132285445

ISBN10:
0132285444
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/12/2007
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Pearson
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Summary

Knowing and Serving Diverse Familiesaddresses the need to understand diversity in families from racial, ethnic and lifestyle dimensions. Based on up-to-date research and years of practice, the book takes a systems approach and examines family structure, ecology, roles, values and interactions with various institutions. This edition includes the most recent human and family developmental research, references the latest government statistics, contains new references, and additional reading selections. It thoughtfully summarizes the realities of diverse families and the responsibilities of helping professionals in promoting their progress, harmony, peace, and human rights.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Knowing and Serving the Human Family: An Introduction
Serving Individuals and Families: Equal Protection
Systems for Knowing Families
Ethnic Diversity Among American Families
African-American Families
Hispanic-American Families
Asian-American Families
Arab-American Families
Native American Indian Families
Amish Families
Lifestyle Variations Among United States Families
Single Teenage Parent Families
Divorced Single-Parent Families
Stepfamilies
Families with Special Needs Children
Gay and Lesbian Families
Conclusions
Serving Families
Name Index
Subject Index
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