Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth

  • Natasha J. Cabrera
  • Birgit Leyendecker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Conceptual and Methodological Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Richard M. Lerner, Jun Wang, Rachel M. Hershberg, Mary H. Buckingham, Elise M. Harris, Jonathan M. Tirrell et al.
      Pages 5-17
    3. Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Ann S. Masten
      Pages 19-34
  3. Individual Level Influences

  4. Family/Parenting Level Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-156
    2. Catherine Costigan, Joelle Taknint, Sheena Miao
      Pages 157-173
    3. Natasha J. Cabrera, Elizabeth Karberg, Catherine Kuhns
      Pages 197-216
  5. Peers and Friendship Level Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-248
    2. Peter F. Titzmann
      Pages 249-266
    3. Leoandra Onnie Rogers, Erika Y. Niwa, Niobe Way
      Pages 267-280
    4. Aline Hitti, Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Melanie Killen
      Pages 281-293
    5. Tina Malti, Antonio Zuffianò, Lixian Cui, Tyler Colasante, Joanna Peplak, Na Young Bae
      Pages 295-306
    6. Radosveta Dimitrova, Laura Ferrer-Wreder
      Pages 307-320
  6. Early Childhood and School Level Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-323
    2. Rosario Ceballo, Rosanne M. Jocson, Francheska Alers-Rojas
      Pages 343-359
  7. Policies/Prevention/Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-383
    2. Natalia Rojas, Hirokazu Yoshikawa
      Pages 385-400
    3. Noni K. Gaylord-Harden, Cynthia Pierre, Latriece Clark, Patrick H. Tolan, Oscar A. Barbarin
      Pages 401-419
    4. Maria Evangelou, Jenny Goff, Kathy Sylva, Pam Sammons, Teresa Smith, James Hall et al.
      Pages 455-470

About this book


This Handbook presents current research on children and youth in ethnic minority families. It reflects the development currently taking place in the field of social sciences research to highlight the positive adaptation of minority children and youth. It offers a succinct synthesis of where the field is and where it needs to go. It brings together an international group of leading researchers, and, in view of globalization and increased migration and immigration, it addresses what aspects of children and youth growing in ethnic minority families are universal across contexts and what aspects are more context-specific. The Handbook  examines the individual, family, peers, and neighborhood/policy factors that protect children and promote positive adaptation. It examines the factors that support children’s social integration, psychosocial adaptation, and external functioning. Finally, it looks at the mechanisms that explain why social adaptation occurs


Children in Minority Families Children's Adaptive Systems Factors Protecting Children and Promote Adaption Positive Adaption of Minority Children Psychosocial Adaptation and External Functioning Supporting Children's Social Integration Immigrant Youth Adaption Measuring Positive Devlopment Positive Development of Minority Children Parental Sensitivity in Ethnic Minority Families Parenting and Children's Adjustment Cultural Identity Development Language and Parenting Friendship and Positive Youth Development Children's Healthy Social-Emotional Development Positive Development of Minority Children in Schools Ethnic-Racial Identity Intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Natasha J. Cabrera
    • 1
  • Birgit Leyendecker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Quantitative MethodologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Fakultät für PsychologieRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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