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November 2006Vol. 7, No. 8Child Abuse in Asian American Families

The California Social Work Education Center has published a new curriculum that focuses on child maltreatment issues and effective practice strategies among immigrant Asian families. Child Abuse: Characteristics and Patterns Among Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American Families, by S. Rhee and J. Chang, is intended for use by child welfare faculty who educate M.S.W. and B.S.W. students and by public child welfare workers seeking to increase cultural competency. Curriculum modules provide information on immigration history, patterns of child abuse, and characteristics of victims and perpetrators for immigrants from Cambodia, Korea, China, and Vietnam. Suggested intervention strategies and topics for discussion are also included for each population group. (PDF - 442 KB)