According to the 2010 U.S. Census Report, Asians were the fastest-growing race and ethnic group in the United States between 2000 and 2010, increasing by 43.3% (Hoeffel, Rastogi, Kim & Shahid, 2010). “Asian” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asian, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam (Hoeffel et al., 2010).
The majority of Asian Americans are foreign born or first-generation living in multigenerational households. As a result, three or more generations typically live under the same roof with different degrees of acculturation, English proficiency, and practices of traditional Asian cultural backgrounds. The goal of this chapter is to introduce the Family Timeline Mural activity for use with Asian American families and children. The authors also will briefly review major traditional and cultural views that are common across most Asian cultures.
Miyakuni, R., & Sori, K. (2015). Family timeline mural drawing with Asian American families. In C. F. Sori, L. L. Hecker, & M. E. Bachenberg (Eds), The therapist’s notebook for children and adolescents (2nd ed., pp. 179-185). New York, NY: Routledge.