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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Oct;63(5):775-93. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.005.

Development in Children of Immigrant Families.

Author information

1
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Kansas City, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA. Electronic address: jdcowden@cmh.edu.
2
Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, University of Kansas Hospital, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 4004, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

Abstract

Children of immigrant families experience developmental processes in the contexts of migration and settlement, presenting immigration-specific challenges. Child health providers can use awareness of the cultural-ecological model of immigrant child development to explore how acculturation, ethnic identity formation, and bilingualism affect the children and families under their care. Cross-cultural strategies for evaluating and supporting immigrant child development are presented to guide the provider in clinical interactions and community efforts.

KEYWORDS:

Children; Development; Immigrant; Pediatric; Refugee

PMID:
27565358
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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