The first paper reports a detailed process of the development of new measures, through which we can more accurately understand Asian American family process as a unique blend of traditional Asian culture, mainstream U.S. culture, and the experiences of immigration and racial/ethnic minority status. This paper illustrated how Eurocentric theory based family process models may not fully explain Asian American family, how Filipino American and Korean American parents differ despite their shared overarching “Asian” cultures, and how Filipino American and Korean American parents are developing bicultural parenting. This paper produced a set of indigenous parenting measures that the other two papers in the symposium utilized in their inquiries. The second paper tackles to answer questions on why Asian American youth exhibit a paradoxical pattern of developmental outcomes, i.e., less externalizing problems and good grades, but more internalizing problems compared to other groups. The study identified a set of important universal factors that would pose risks on youth regardless of one's background. It also demonstrated that the similar parenting behaviors (e.g., parenting control in various forms) can lead to less externalizing problems, but poor mental health. The study also provided insights on which cultural elements may be harmful (or beneficial), so that Asian American parents should consider shedding (or maintaining) in the process of cultural adaptation. Finally, the last study confirms that abusive and disengaged parenting is an adverse element for Asian American youth and its impact is equally negative regardless of one's gender or ethnicity. Culturally disjointed parenting, however, is a more salient issue among Asian American youth and may increase vulnerability as these youth straddle between their immigrant parents and the mainstream society, which make culturally different, often conflicting, demands. The findings from these papers together provide compelling empirical evidence and important implications for social work practice, i.e., what and how to target in interventions.