Knowing and Serving Diverse Families addresses 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.
From the Back Cover
Knowing and Serving Diverse Families provides relevant content, discussion, issues, and strategies needed by teachers and others in human services to understand and work with today’s diverse families.
Working with Culturally Diverse Families. Several chapters in this book provide insights into working with culturally and ethnically diverse families such as African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Arab American, Native American, and others.
Working with Families with Diverse Structures. Other chapters are instrumental in informing professionals about diverse family structures, including single teenage parents, divorced single-parent families, stepfamilies, families with special needs, and gay and lesbian families.
· Strengthened Applications, “Helpful Techniques,” in the core chapters
· Web Sites
· Updated statistics and research
Product Details :
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (July 22, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132285444
- ISBN-13: 978-0132285445
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.6 x 0.6 inches