This unprecedented volume provides a primer on diverse couples and families―one of the most numerous and fastest-growing populations in the United States―illustrating the unique challenges they face to thrive in various cultural and social surroundings.
• Offers an examination of a broader-than-typical array of diverse families and the challenges they face
• Includes case vignettes of couples and families of varying racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, religious/spiritual, and sexual orientations, the subgroups among them, and their intersections
• Examines issues including social disparities, stereotyping and discrimination, identity development, and the roles of neighborhoods and communities
• Written to allow easy incorporation as a textbook or supplemental text
• Includes highlighted "Myths and Realities" with each chapter as well as a list of additional resources and cultural competence take-aways after each section
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