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Arab Americans  

Kristine J. Ajrouch

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry defines the term Arab American, followed by a discussion of the two waves of immigration: before 1924 and post-1965. A demographic overview is presented next, drawing from data ... More

Asian Americans: Chinese  

Yuhwa Eva Lu

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Chinese Americans were the first group of immigrants from Asia who came to the United States in the mid-19th century. A second wave of immigrants came following the Immigrant Act of 1965. ... More

Asian Americans: Filipinos  

Paula T. Morelli, Alma Trinidad, and Richard Alboroto

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Sep 2014
Filipinos are the second largest group of Asians in the United States; more than 3.4 million Filipino Americans live primarily within the largest U.S. continental cities (including Los ... More

Asian Americans: Japanese  

Yoosun Park

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This overview of the Japanese American community includes a brief history of the community in the United States, an overview of some distinct characteristics of the community, and a review ... More

Asian Americans: Koreans  

Yoonsun Choi

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This overview of the Korean immigrant community includes a brief history of immigration and a review of the distinct characteristics that have helped establish a strong and fairly ... More

Asian Americans: Overview  

Pallassana R. Balgopal

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from all parts of Asia. This heterogeneous cluster of Asian Americans, while sharing some common characteristics, also has unique ... More

Asian Americans: Practice Interventions  

Rowena Fong

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry describes the diversity among Asian American populations, setting the context to understand the need for different practice interventions. It explains the role of cultural ... More

Asian Americans: South Asians  

Brij Mohan

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry briefly profiles the dynamic fusion, fluidity, and future of South Asians in America. While Diaspora India is emblematic of immigrant culture as a whole, South Asian duality ... More

Asian Americans: Southeast Asians  

Paul DuongTran

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The end of the Viet Nam war, officially concluded on April 30, 1975, created a global diaspora from the Southeast Asian region. The geographic diversity reflects equally the diversity in ... More

Assessment  

Catheleen Jordan and Cynthia Franklin

Assessment is an ongoing process of data collection aimed at identifying client strengths and problems. Early assessment models were based on psychoanalytic theory; however, current ... More

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