Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minority Children – Including Refugee, Black and Mixed Parentage Children: A Handbook for Professionals

Posted in Anthologies, Books, Media Archive, Social Work, United Kingdom, United States on 2014-05-22 00:49Z by Steven

Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minority Children – Including Refugee, Black and Mixed Parentage Children: A Handbook for Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
336 pages
234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-85302-959-2

Edited by:

Kedar N. Dwivedi, MBBS, MD, DPM, FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist
Northampton Child and Family Consultation Service

Experts from a variety of disciplines contribute to this substantially revised edition of this popular handbook – new chapters are included on identity work, refugee children, and the work of the Asian Project. The book also examines the central importance for professionals of the Lawrence Enquiry; the move to include more public services in the Race Relations Act; increased awareness of institutional racism; and the specific inclusion of ethnic minority children in health improvement programmes. Offering practical guidance based on sound research and practice, the book provides a focus on some of the most difficult and topical aspects of this field of work.


  • Preface, Kedar Nath Dwivedi
  • Foreword, Professor Richard Williams, University of Glamorgan
  • 1. Introduction, Kedar Nath Dwivedi
  • 2. Culture and Personality, Kedar Nath Dwivedi
  • 3. Mental Health Needs of Ethnic Minority Children, Rajeev Banhatti, Northampton Child and Family Services, and Surya Bhate, The Tees and North East Yorkshire Trust
  • 4. Family Therapy and Ethnic Minorities, Annie Lau, North East London Mental Health Trust
  • 5. Children, Families and Therapists: Clinical considerations and ethnic minority cultures, Begum Maitra, Child and Family Consultation Centre, Hammersmith, and Ann Miller, Marlborough Family Service
  • 6. Can talking about culture be therapeutic? Tasneen Fateh, Nurum Islam, Farra Khan, Cecilia Ko, Marigold Lee, Rubia Malik, Marlborough Family Service, and Inga-Britt Krause, Tavistock and Portman Mental Health Trust
  • 7. What is a Positive Black Identity? Nick Banks, University of Nottingham
  • 8. The Emergence of Ethnicity: A tale of three cultures, John Burnham, Birmingham Children’s Hospital (NHS) Trust, and Queenie Harris, Charles Burn Clinic, Birmingham
  • 9. Anti-racist Strategies for Educational Performance: Facilitating successful learning for all children, Gerry German, Communities Empowerment Network
  • 10. Mixed Race Children and Families, Nick Banks, University of Nottingham
  • 11. Adoption of Children from Minority Groups, Professor Harry Zeitlin, North Essex Child and Family Consultation Service
  • 12. Residential Care for Ethnic Minority Children, Harish Mehra, Birmingham Social Services
  • 13. Practical Approaches to Work with Refugee Children, Jeremy Woodcock, University of Bristol
  • 14. Community and Youth work with Asian Women and Girls, Radha Dwivedi, Northampton Child and Family Services
  • 15. A Conceptual Framework of Identity Formation in a Society of Multiple Cultures: Applying theory to practice, James Rodriquez, Family Research Consortium, Ana Marie Cauce, Department of Psychology, Seattle, and Linda Wilson, Casey Family Programs, Seattle
  • Bibliographic References
  • Index
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Mixed Experiences: Growing up mixed race – mental health and well-being

Posted in Books, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Monographs, Social Science, Social Work, United Kingdom on 2014-02-23 19:46Z by Steven

Mixed Experiences: Growing up mixed race – mental health and well-being

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
February 2014
96 pages
210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in
Paperback ISBN: 9781909391154

Dinah Morley and Cathy Street

Mixed race is the fastest growing population group of children and young people in England and Wales. The diversity of the mixed race group’s does not allow for a one-size-fits-all assessment of needs, and this is the challenge for practitioners.

This guide offers practitioners an insight into the experiences of racism, discrimination and identity confusion that mixed race children and young people encounter. With a focus on mental health, it discusses the policy context and considers the learning from projects and local services that have targeted mixed race children, young people and families.

It will be of value to all practitioners working with children and young people, especially those in the mental health field, and also in health more generally, early years services, social care, education, youth justice and the voluntary sector.

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The Construction of Racial Identity in Children of Mixed Parentage: Mixed Metaphors

Posted in Books, Family/Parenting, Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, Monographs, Social Science on 2013-09-23 20:25Z by Steven

The Construction of Racial Identity in Children of Mixed Parentage: Mixed Metaphors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
224 pages
234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-85302-376-7

Ilan Katz, Professor
Social Policy Research Center
University of New South Wales, Australia

For several decades the issues of race, identity and child development have been of major concern to policy makers and practitioners in social services. This book is a major contribution to this literature, and offers a radically new way of looking at some of these issues. Based on intensive research on interracial families with young children, the book reviews the previous literature relating to racial identity development, especially relating to biracial children, and shows it to be based on flawed assumptions.

Using intensive observations and in-depth interviews with parents of biracial children the author shows the many ways in which inter-racial families deal with issues of identity and difference. He concludes with a discussion of alternative conceptions of identity, race and development which will provide both practitioners and policy makers with new ways to think about these issues.


  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The Interracial Debate
  • Chapter 3: Racial Attitudes and Marginality
  • Chapter 4: Theories of Identity Development
  • Chapter 5: Methodology
  • Chapter 6: The A Family
  • Chapter 7: The B Family
  • Chapter 8: The First Set of Interviews
  • Chapter 9: Second Set of Interviews
  • Chapter 10: Conclusions
  • Chapter 11: Revisiting the Theory
  • Appendix One: Mother’s Interviews
  • Appendix Two: Interview Transcript
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