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Using the Multicultural Family Support Centers and Adjustment Among Interethnic and Interracial Families in South Korea
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
© 2013 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 62, Issue 1, pages 241–253, February 2013
How to Cite
Chung, G. H. and Yoo, J. P. (2013), Using the Multicultural Family Support Centers and Adjustment Among Interethnic and Interracial Families in South Korea. Family Relations, 62: 241–253. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00754.x
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
- foreign brides;
- interethnic marriage;
- multicultural family in Korea;
- multicultural family support center
The present study proposes a model of using the Multicultural Family Support Centers and adjustment among foreign brides and their interethnicand interracial families in South Korea based on the narratives of 10 foreign brides married to Korean men and 11 service providers who directly interact with these women and their families. The results illustrate how programs offered through Multicultural Family Support Centers serve as a bridge for these families to pass through mistrust and conflict to reach a point of intimacy and unity as a family. Recommendations for the Multicultural Family Support Centers are made.