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Asian-Americans Do Not Abuse Their Children, Do They? (Workshop 127)
This workshop aims to dispel myths that Asian Americans are mild, self-controlled, and do not engage in the maltreatment of children. This workshop will alert service providers to the reality that although Asian Americans are rarely seen within the child welfare system, they are not immune to the stressors, life experiences, and personality characteristics that have been found to be correlated with abuse among other populations. The workshop will raise issues not only of cultural sensitivity but of cultural competence in working with Asian American families, particularly in the context of the parent-child relationship.
Uma A. Segal
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Department of Social Work
St. Louis, MO
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