Children of the World (Chapter 13 in Child and Family Practice: A Relational Perspective).
Cohen Konrad, Shelley.
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This chapter begins by exploring definitions of culture and how they shape perceptions and cultural beliefs that professionals carry into their work. It considers the experiences of refugee and immigrant children, as well as the risk and protective factors that contribute to their capacity to adjust, acculturate, and excel. Factors such as migration and illegal status are discussed, as are ethical considerations that commonly surface in working with diverse families. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the attitudes and approaches that contribute to culturally responsive child-centered practice. 38 references. (Author abstract modified)
ETHNIC GROUPS; ETHNIC DIFFERENCES; CULTURAL FACTORS; CULTURAL COMPETENCY; REFUGEES; IMMIGRANTS; CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS; MIGRANT CHILDREN; MIGRANT WORKERS; WORKER CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS