Parents Beyond Oceans: A Social Group Work Curriculum for Chinese Immigrant Parents

Jia Lin Liu, Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Bela Rex-Kiss, Gretchen Lord, Julia Francois

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Parents Beyond Oceans is a unique curriculum that was first implemented in 2011 as part of The Center for Family Life’s efforts to work with Chinese immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. Drawing on best practices in social group work and culturally competent social work, the curriculum creates a space where parents can share and process their immigration stories and traumas. Pre- and posttesting show that after participating in the program, parents felt less isolated, more a part of community that treated them like equals, and more accepting of cultural differences in parenting practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Work with Groups
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Dec 7 2017

Fingerprint

group work
parents
immigrant
curriculum
cultural difference
best practice
trauma
immigration
social work
community

Keywords

  • acculturation
  • Chinese families
  • group work
  • immigration
  • Parents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Parents Beyond Oceans : A Social Group Work Curriculum for Chinese Immigrant Parents. / Liu, Jia Lin; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian; Rex-Kiss, Bela; Lord, Gretchen; Francois, Julia.

In: Social Work with Groups, 07.12.2017, p. 1-15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Liu, Jia Lin ; Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian ; Rex-Kiss, Bela ; Lord, Gretchen ; Francois, Julia. / Parents Beyond Oceans : A Social Group Work Curriculum for Chinese Immigrant Parents. In: Social Work with Groups. 2017 ; pp. 1-15.
@article{3bd20e66962b4cc2aa355246be264dc4,
title = "Parents Beyond Oceans: A Social Group Work Curriculum for Chinese Immigrant Parents",
abstract = "Parents Beyond Oceans is a unique curriculum that was first implemented in 2011 as part of The Center for Family Life’s efforts to work with Chinese immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. Drawing on best practices in social group work and culturally competent social work, the curriculum creates a space where parents can share and process their immigration stories and traumas. Pre- and posttesting show that after participating in the program, parents felt less isolated, more a part of community that treated them like equals, and more accepting of cultural differences in parenting practices.",
keywords = "acculturation, Chinese families, group work, immigration, Parents",
author = "Liu, {Jia Lin} and Cherng, {Hua-Yu Sebastian} and Bela Rex-Kiss and Gretchen Lord and Julia Francois",
year = "2017",
month = "12",
day = "7",
doi = "10.1080/01609513.2017.1360828",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "1--15",
journal = "Social Work with Groups",
issn = "0160-9513",
publisher = "Routledge",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Parents Beyond Oceans

T2 - A Social Group Work Curriculum for Chinese Immigrant Parents

AU - Liu, Jia Lin

AU - Cherng, Hua-Yu Sebastian

AU - Rex-Kiss, Bela

AU - Lord, Gretchen

AU - Francois, Julia

PY - 2017/12/7

Y1 - 2017/12/7

N2 - Parents Beyond Oceans is a unique curriculum that was first implemented in 2011 as part of The Center for Family Life’s efforts to work with Chinese immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. Drawing on best practices in social group work and culturally competent social work, the curriculum creates a space where parents can share and process their immigration stories and traumas. Pre- and posttesting show that after participating in the program, parents felt less isolated, more a part of community that treated them like equals, and more accepting of cultural differences in parenting practices.

AB - Parents Beyond Oceans is a unique curriculum that was first implemented in 2011 as part of The Center for Family Life’s efforts to work with Chinese immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. Drawing on best practices in social group work and culturally competent social work, the curriculum creates a space where parents can share and process their immigration stories and traumas. Pre- and posttesting show that after participating in the program, parents felt less isolated, more a part of community that treated them like equals, and more accepting of cultural differences in parenting practices.

KW - acculturation

KW - Chinese families

KW - group work

KW - immigration

KW - Parents

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85037983142&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85037983142&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/01609513.2017.1360828

DO - 10.1080/01609513.2017.1360828

M3 - Article

SP - 1

EP - 15

JO - Social Work with Groups

JF - Social Work with Groups

SN - 0160-9513

ER -