Asian American Parenting: Family Process and Intervention

Asian American Parenting: Family Process and Intervention

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This important text offers data-rich guidelines for conducting culturally relevant and clinically effective intervention with Asian American families. Delving beneath longstanding generalizations and assumptions that have often hampered intervention with this diverse and growing population, expert contributors analyze the intricate dynamics of generational conflict and child development in Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and other Asian American households. Wide-angle coverage identifies critical factors shaping Asian American family process, from parenting styles, behaviors, and values to adjustment and autonomy issues across childhood and adolescence, including problems specific to girls and young women. Contributors also make extensive use of quantitative and qualitative findings in addressing the myriad paradoxes surrounding Asian identity, acculturation, and socialization in contemporary America.

Among the featured topics:

  • Rising challenges and opportunities of uncertain times for Asian American families.
  • A critical race perspective on an empirical review of Asian American parental racial-ethnic socialization.
  • Socioeconomic status and child/youth outcomes in Asian American families.
  • Daily associations between adolescents’ race-related experiences and family processes.
  • Understanding and addressing parent-adolescent conflict in Asian American families.
  • Behind the disempowering parenting: expanding the framework to understand Asian-American women’s self-harm and suicidality.

Asian American Parenting is vital reading for socialworkers, mental health professionals, and practitioners working family therapy cases who seek specific, practice-oriented case examples and resources for empowering interventions with Asian American parents and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319631356
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 09/23/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Yoonsun Choi is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. Her fields of special interest include minority youth development; effects of race, ethnicity, and culture in youth development; children of immigrants; Asian American youth; and prevention of youth problem behaviors. Professor Choi teaches courses in research methods and immigrant adolescents for masters' students and foundation statistics for doctoral students.Professor Choi received a B.A. in English/Education from Ewha University (Seoul, Korea), an M.S.S.W. from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Washington-Seattle. Her background also includes several years of clinical social work practice experiences in a variety of agencies with diverse populations. She worked with ethnic minority youth with severe emotional and/or behavioral problems and their families, children in foster care, mentally ill immigrant adults, and HIV+ immigrants with limited English proficiency.Professor Choi actively promotes the field of social work research, education and practice. She served as the Vice President for the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) and was the Program Chair for the SSWR 2012 Annual Conference, held in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hyeouk C. Hahm is an Associate Professor of the School of Social Work at Boston University. Her research topics include substance use, mental health, and health care utilization among Asian-Americans. She is an author of numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and has given about 120 professional talks locally, nationally, and internationally. She has also been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) through multiple grants, including a dissertation grant award, a diversity grant, a career award, and clinical trial planning award.She received her Masters and Ph.D. from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She has previously worked as a psychotherapist in New York City, treating people with mental illness and substance abuse issues. She also treated international students, immigrants from various countries, and the children of immigrants. She had also done a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley before she joined Boston University, and she served as a visiting associate professor at Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry during her sabbatical leave in 2013.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Rising Challenges and Opportunities of Uncertain Times for Asian American Families.- A Critical Race Perspective on an Empirical Review of Asian American Parental Racial-Ethnic Socialization.- Culture and Family Process: Examination of Culture Specific Family Process via Development of New Parenting Measures among Filipino and Korean American Families with Adolescents.- Stability and Change in Parenting and Adjustment Profiles across Early, Middle, and Late Adolescence in Chinese American Families.- Socioeconomic Status and Child/Youth Outcomes in Asian American Families.- Daily Associations between Adolescents’ Race-Related Experiences and Family Processes.- Understanding and Addressing Parent-Adolescent Conflict in Asian American Families.- Behind the Disempowering Parenting: Expanding the Framework to Understand Asian-American Women’s Self-Harm and Suicidality.- A Preliminary Examination of the Cultural Dimensions of Mental Health Beliefs and Help Seeking: Perspectives from Chinese American Youths, Adults, and Service Providers.

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