Knowing and Serving Diverse Families
Merrill, 1996 - Family services - 348 pages
"Knowing and Serving Diverse Families provides relevant content, discussion, issues, and strategies needed by teachers and others in the field of human services to understand and work with today's 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. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
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