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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Infant Mental Health in African American Families: A Sociocultural Perspective
Infant mental health in african american families: A sociocultural perspective

In raising young children, families adopt child-rearing practices rooted in a culture that defines their beliefs and values, organizes their physical and social interactions, shapes their learning and coping styles, and influences their receptivity to developmental interventions. Accepting and respecting cultural diversity means recognizing that there are strengths and resources in families from all cultural backgrounds (Kaufmann & Dodge, 1997). Because culture and family provide a foundation for the development of children's cognitive and social competence, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers must recognize and build on cultural strengths inherent in families and communities.

Currently, there is a need to provide culturally responsive mental health services and programming to ...

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