Stand Together or Fall Apart: Professionals Working with Immigrant Families

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Author Judith K. Bernhard, Professor in the School of Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University
Date 2012
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In Stand Together or Fall Apart: Professionals Working with Immigrant Families, the author argues that immigrants have deep cultural, familial and communal resources to aid their integration and that these resources need to be tapped by social workers, teachers, counsellors, settlement workers, early childhood educators and child and youth care workers alike. Providing several alternative, integrated, research-based programs that combine cultural resources, traditions and family dynamics, the books aims to help practitioners to better understand the struggles of immigrants and thus be better able to assist them as they adjust to life in a new country.