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KEY FEATURES: Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today's adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Multicultural Family Systems
Chapter 4 Multicultural Family Systems

In every conceivable manner, the family is linked to our past, bridge to our future.

—Alex Haley

Introduction

It is estimated that nearly 60% of the U.S. population will consist of minorities by 2100 (U.S. Census Bureau, as cited in Hays, 2008). The increase in minority status creates a need for cultural diversity–informed providers. Providers should have knowledge of historical issues related to a group’s historical experiences, cultural traditions, interaction and communication styles, and overall general approaches to life and its ...

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