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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Parent education for immigrant Korean families in public child welfare
by Han, Woojoo, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 138; 1499160
Abstract (Summary)

The child welfare system in the United States is both a foreign system and a foreign concept to immigrant Korean parents. Some traditional Korean child rearing practices are considered abusive in the United States and these child rearing practices form one of the leading risk factors for child abuse and neglect among immigrant Korean parents. In addition, acculturative stress and the intergenerational gap between immigrant Korean parents and their children form barriers to healthy family relationships and increase the risk of child abuse and neglect in immigrant Korean families.

This curriculum was designed and developed to help immigrant Korean parents who are involved in the child welfare system in California: (a) understand the U.S. child welfare system; (b) assess their child rearing practices and learn how these practices are perceived by the U.S. child welfare system; (c) strengthen their family relationships by addressing the challenges of acculturation and the intergenerational gap; and (d) understand the importance of self-care.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn K., Campbell, Venetta
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Social work, Adult education, Public policy
Publication Number: 1499160
ISBN: 978-1-124-85214-0
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