Multicultural Approaches in Caring for Children, Youth, and Their Families
Multicultural Approaches in Caring for Children, Youth, and Their Families emphasizes the importance of utilizing a pro-active, strengths-based practice strategy in working with multi-culturally diverse children, youth, families, organizations and communities.
The text adds to the body of child welfare practice knowledge by blending contemporary child issues with emphasis on practice skill enhancement. The book's authors have systematically focused on serving communities, child welfare organizations and families of different racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and structural backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on developing a pro-active, strengths-based practice strategy. Each chapter contains rich case examples wherein the respective authors present teaching points designed to further the reader's comprehension of knowledge for practice. Our book also contains new material on white ethnics, working with torture victims, issues surrounding fairness and equity in the child welfare system, and administrative, policy practices and their interface with multicultural dynamics in services to children, youth and families.
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Some developmental child welfare services such as parks , universal education ,
and vaccinations have become firmly established , but others remain
controversial . While TANF may be the most controversial , there continues to be
They may become less effective in their roles as parents to their children , and in
their roles as partners to each other . ... many African American parents have lost
control over the circumstances they face and have become more frequently than
Hence , involvement with delinquent peers is one of the most robust and
consistent predictors that the individual adolescent will become delinquent (
Thornberry et al . , 1994 ; Warr and Stafford , 1991 ) . Moreover , because of the