Nine. The Social Development of Immigrant Children: A Focus on Asian and Hispanic Children in the United States

  1. Peter K. Smith2 and
  2. Craig H. Hart3
  1. Charissa S. L. Cheah and
  2. Christy Y. Y. Leung

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch9

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Cheah, C. S. L. and Leung, C. Y. Y. (2010) The Social Development of Immigrant Children: A Focus on Asian and Hispanic Children in the United States, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 3

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • social development of immigrant children - Asian and Hispanic children in the United States;
  • immigrant children, in different countries - understanding of their social development;
  • family structure and cultural values - of Asian and Hispanic immigrants;
  • Hispanic origin and race, considered by the U.S. Census Bureau - as two separate and distinct concepts;
  • Hispanic Americans, sharing - group commonalities in their collectivistic orientation;
  • immigrant children, vulnerable to emotional distress - sudden loss of beloved relatives;
  • cultural strengths, displayed - acquiring social skills and coping mechanisms;
  • developmental strengths-based approach - examining children's individual characteristics;
  • social capital, as a protective factor - providing essential socioeconomic resources

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Growing Population of Asian and Hispanic Immigrant Children in the United States

  • Family Structure and Cultural Values of Asian and Hispanic Immigrants

  • Challenges to Immigrant Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

  • Limitations and Future Directions

  • References