Asian American Parenting

Family Process and Intervention

  • Yoonsun Choi
  • Hyeouk Chris Hahm

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Desiree Baolian Qin, Tzu-Fen Chang, Mingjun Xie, Shizhu Liu, Meenal Rana
    Pages 89-115
  3. Xiang Zhou, Christine S. Wu, Mary Joyce D. Juan, Richard M. Lee
    Pages 143-163
  4. Hyeouk Chris Hahm, Yujin Kim, Monica Brova, Katherine Liang, Dale Dagar Maglalang, Alexandra Rivera
    Pages 165-191
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-212

About this book


This important text offers data-rich guidelines for conducting culturally relevant and clinically effective intervention with Asian American families. Delving beneath longstanding generalizations and assumptions that have often hampered intervention with this diverse and growing population, expert contributors analyze the intricate dynamics of generational conflict and child development in Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and other Asian American households. Wide-angle coverage identifies critical factors shaping Asian American family process, from parenting styles, behaviors, and values to adjustment and autonomy issues across childhood and adolescence, including problems specific to girls and young women. Contributors also make extensive use of quantitative and qualitative findings in addressing the myriad paradoxes surrounding Asian identity, acculturation, and socialization in contemporary America.

 Among the featured topics:

  • Rising challenges and opportunities of uncertain times for Asian American families.
  • A critical race perspective on an empirical review of Asian American parental racial-ethnic socialization.
  • Socioeconomic status and child/youth outcomes in Asian American families.
  • Daily associations between adolescents’ race-related experiences and family processes.
  • Understanding and addressing parent-adolescent conflict in Asian American families.
  • Behind the disempowering parenting: expanding the framework to understand Asian-American women’s self-harm and suicidality.

Asian American Parenting is vital reading for social workers, mental health professionals, and practitioners working family therapy cases who seek specific, practice-oriented case examples and resources for empowering interventions with Asian American parents and families. 


Family Process Asian American Youth Development Positive Youth Development Asian American Parenting Acculturation and Asian American Youth Working with Asian American Families Social Work Interventions Community Services and Interventions Ethnic Socialization Racial Socialization Intergenerational Conflicts

Editors and affiliations

  • Yoonsun Choi
    • 1
  • Hyeouk Chris Hahm
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social Service AdministrationUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.School of Social WorkBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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