Translating Knowledge for Child Welfare Practice Cross-Nationally (Chapter 8 in Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families).
Cooper Altman, Julie. Barrett, GemJoy. Brown, Jenise. Clark-Idusogie, Luvella. McClendon, Yaminah. Ruiz, Tanya. Skepple, Chenelle. Thomas, Latarsha.
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Interviews with 28 Trinidad parents, 42 children, 8 teachers, and 6 experts explored the contemporary context and cultural norms in which Trinidadian children are reared, particularly as they relate to disciplinary practices. Findings indicate the functioning of Caribbean immigrant families is affected by a combination of relocation issues, different child-rearing norms and traditions, shifting family roles and parental expectations, economic hardships, and normative stressors. 34 references.
child welfare services; minority groups; cultural competency; child rearing; child abuse; family violence; cultural differences; parent child relationships; immigrants; children of immigrants; parental stress; risk factors