Family Focus: Families with Differences
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The Winter 2017 Family Focus includes articles that review issues faced by families living with differences of racial, ethnic, or cultural background and/or identity; the implications of different experiences and attitudes within the family; and differences in families related to location and legal status.
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- Overview and Introduction — by Judith A. Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE Emeritus, Professor Emerita, Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
- White Parents of Transracial Adoptees Navigating Race — by Kathryn A. Sweeney, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Purdue University Northwest
- Diverse Family Systems and the Lack of Empirical Research to Guide Practice and Policy — by Marcy L. Peake, M.A., LPC, NCC, CFLE, Faculty Specialist I, Director of Diversity and Community Outreach Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development, Western Michigan University
- Arab Americans’ Intermarriage and Integration in U.S. Society — by Sarah Almalki, doctoral student, Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Missouri–Columbia and Jazan University-Saudi Arabia
- Acculturative Differences in Families: Adaptive and Maladaptive Outcomes — by K. Anh Do, Ph.D., CFLE, Calvin J. Li Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies, University of Maryland
- Vulnerability and Reintegration: How Families Change and Adapt in the Face of Human Trafficking — by Julie Leventhal, M.S., CFLE, Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, University of North Texas; and Katelynn Kirby, M.S., recent graduate, Department of Educational Psychology, University of North Texas
- The Importance of Family Support and Resilience Among Sexual Minorities of Color — by Shane A. Kavanaugh, Ph.D., LMHC; Greta L. Stuhlsatz, M.S., CFLE, doctoral student; Ashley B. Taylor, M.A., doctoral student; Tricia K. Neppl, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Brenda J. Lohman, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Graduate Education, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
- Differences Abound: Understanding the Generational Divides in Attitudes on Marriage in South Korea — by So Young Park, M.P.P., doctoral student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Hanjin Bae, doctoral student, and Cheong-Ah Huh, doctoral student, Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Seoul National University
- Chinese “Study Mothers” in Living-Apart-Together Relationships — by Shuang Qiu, doctoral candidate, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York
- Tri-Parenting: Legal Developments and Strengths — by Aaron Bart Fricke, J.D., Fricke Law Ltd.; Bridget A. Walsh, Ph.D., CFLE, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Nevada, Reno; Jinan A. Barghouti, B.S., graduate student, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
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