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Knowing and Serving Diverse Families, 3rd edition

  • Verna P. Hildebrand
  • Lillian A. Phenice
  • Mary M. Gray
  • Rebecca P. Hines

Published by Pearson (July 12th 2007) - Copyright © 2008

3rd edition

Overview

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.

 

New Content

·        Strengthened Applications, “Helpful Techniques,” in the core chapters

·        Web Sites

·        Updated statistics and research

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

 1. Knowing and Serving the Human Family: An Introduction.

 2. Serving Individuals and Families: Equal Protection.

 3. Systems for Knowing Families.

II. ETHNIC DIVERSITY AMONG AMERICAN FAMILIES.

 4. African American Families.

 5. Hispanic American Families.

 6. Asian American Families.

 7. Arab American Families.

 8. Native American Families.

 9. Amish Families.

III. LIFESTYLE VARIATIONS AMONG U. S. FAMILIES.

10. Teenage Single-Parent Families.

11. Divorced Single-Parent Families.

12. Stepfamilies.

13. Families with Children with Special Needs.

14. Gay and Lesbian Families.

IV. CONCLUSIONS.

15. Serving Families.

References.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

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