This book is a major contribution to the literature on race, identity and child development, and offers a radically new way of looking at some of these issues. Based on intensive research on interracial families, the book reviews the previous literature relating to racial identity development, and shows it to be based on flawed assumptions.
This comprehensive exploration of Bulgarian traditions, beliefs and lifestyles provides a wealth of information available for the first time in English. Folk customs sustain a community and promote the welfare of the individual within it, and in Bulgarian these customs have fulfilled many needs, strengthening, educating and celebrating.
Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minority Children - Including Refugee, Black and Mixed Parentage Children
A Handbook for Professionals
Experts from a variety of disciplines contribute to this substantially revised edition of this popular handbook - new chapters are included on identity work and refugee children. Offering practical guidance based on sound research and practice, the book provides a focus on some of the most difficult and topical aspects of this field of work.
Working with Difference
The book provides essential information and analysis which exposes society's view of minorities and the influence these views may have on care professionals working in psychiatric and criminal justice systems. It suggests practical steps for improvement to ensure a more equitable and culturally sensitive service provision.
This book is based on the life accounts of 244 children of minority ethnic origin who were placed with predominantly white foster carers and adopters. The book provides a most interesting overview of the decision-making and planning processes that shape the placement in care of children of minority ethnic origin in the UK.
Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land
Working through oral traditions, this book illustrates the importance of spirituality and the family in African-Caribbean culture. The author shows how inter-generational conversations, where elders share personal experiences and reflections from their life, educate the younger generation and contribute to their sense of identity.
The contributors analyse the implications of social exclusion, offering suggestions for good practice in the allocation of housing for black and other ethnic minority groups. This book shows how racism and the shortage of housing workers from black and other ethnic minorities constrain the choices available to these groups.
Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice
The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services.
The authors consider how ethnicity is defined, and how the field of mental health has developed in the West according to Western concepts of health and well-being, and show how an understanding of the key practice issues and policy and academic debates can enable professionals to develop and fine-tune their cultural competence.
The Research Reviewed
Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice.
Based on research, this book provides an insight into parenting and the lives of families from a range of diverse ethnic groupings living in the United Kingdom.
Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness
In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment. Ryde offers a model for 'white awareness' in a diverse society and offers advice on how to implement white awareness training in an organization.
Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Match"
Transracial adoption is a lifelong journey, complex and challenging. But it can work well for kids and families when parents are prepared to form new ideas and look at it from a different perspective.
Growing up mixed race – mental health and well-being
Insightful book exploring mixed race children's experiences of racism, discrimination and identity confusion, and their impact on mental health.
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