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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 ...

Honoring the Differences: Using Community Readiness to Create Culturally Valid Community Interventions
Honoring the differences: Using community readiness to create culturally valid community interventions

More and more frequently, we hear that it takes a village to raise a child. Although that may be true, the village must be ready to assume that responsibility or it will not happen. Mobilizing and thereby changing a community system requires vision, voices, and commitment. Addressing any community social problem is a multifaceted task with many potential pitfalls. Changing national policy rarely has immediate local effects and may never have public support. Locally initiated efforts are not always successful either. They may also lack community investment. There are many good programs that have met with failure for any number of reasons. ...

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