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American Families


"American Families" is a book by Stephanie Coontz.

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Google previewAfrican American Psychology (1992)

Theory, Research, and Practice by A. Kathleen Hoard Burlew

One of the most important considerations that must be understood about African American families is that they are diverse, complex, and have multilevel complexity. This is despite centuries of writers who have attempted to make these families ...

Google previewHandbook on Parent Education (2014)

by Marvin J. Fine

Uniformity among American families is a myth perpetuated by our need to ...

Google previewOrientation to Nursing in the Rural Community (2000)

by Angeline Bushy

For instance, the decision maker regarding personal health problems among some African American families is a highly regarded elderly woman, whereas in Hutterite, Mennonite, Amish, and some Latino communities, such decisions are ...

Google previewKinesiology for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (2011)

Essential Components of Function and Movement by Jeremy Keough, Susan Sain, Carolyn L. Roller

A generalization about Latin American families is that the extended family, including elders, is very important. Knowing this generalization about family values can guide discussion related to discharge planning for your elderly client. If, on the ...

Google previewBlack Families in Therapy (2006)

Understanding the African American Experience by Nancy Boyd-Franklin

CONCRETE PROBLEMS AS A LEGITIMATE PART OF THE FAMILY THERAPY PROCESS A major fact oflife for some poor African American families is that they enter treatment with an overwhelming array of life problems. Survival issues such ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today (2010)

by Edith Wen-Chu Chen

Even so, publicly funded insurance programs, such as Medicaid and the SCHIP, provide a crucial safety net for many Asian American families and children.

Google previewRace and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic (2014)

An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic by Charles A. Gallagher, Cameron D. Lippard

As renters, African American families farmed a specified portion of a planter's land, perhaps between 15 and 20 acres, paying an annual rent with a portion of the cotton crop they produced. While tenancy allowed blacks to distance themselves ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)

by Yo Jackson

Vietnamese immigration to the United States, Vietnamese adaptation to American society, Vietnamese culture, Vietnamese American families, and mental health issues among Vietnamese Americans. Needless to say, this section does not ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

For example, in a study of Mexican American, African American, and European American families in Early Head Start, mothers' responsiveness was associated with children's cognitive and language skills at 2 and 3 years of age across groups ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society (2008)

by Richard T. Schaefer

The concept of familism in the United States has been associated most closely with Mexican American families but is evident in many cultures and racial/ ethnic groups. Familial relationships have changed over time, and they now vary across ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Reproductive Cancer (2005)

by Carol Turkington, Mitchell Edelson

Medicaid or state-sponsored child health insurance programs, many Hispanic- American families fear that enrollment of family members in such plans could be used against them when they apply for citizenship. Compared with Caucasian ...

Google previewThe Baby Boomer Encyclopedia (2011)

by Marty Gitlin

The increased number of mothers in the workforce and fewer children in American families played roles in the establishment of greater structure in the lives of youngsters. Unsupervised play and outdoor activities declined significantly, ...

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The Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004 helps address the continuing degradation on the broadcast airwaves and helps send a clear message to the broadcast industry that Alabama families, like the rest of American families, have had enough. (Mike Rogers)
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