Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 0205281656

ISBN-13: 9780205281657

Edition: 5th 1999 (Revised)

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This is one of the most well-known and respected texts on ethnic-sensitive social work practice, diversity practice, or practice with minorities. It can also be used as a supplement in social work practice courses at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. The text covers practice not only with minority groups but with other ethnic groups as well; it includes a chapter on practice with refugees and immigrants (Ch. 10). Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice takes a generalist perspective, with coverage of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. It also covers many approaches to practice, including empowerment and strengths perspectives, psychosocial perspectives, problem-solving and task-centered, as well as structural approaches. This text was one of the first written in response to CSWE's mandate for coverage of ethnicity within the social work practice sequence (in 1981), and it has since led the way in exploring issues of ethnic sensitivity in practice. The new edition includes coverage of a developing new ethnicity in America, with the emergence of a new population with multiracial backgrounds. The impact of welfare reform on ethnic communities is covered in Chapters 1, 8 (Direct Practice) and 9 (Macro Practice), 12 (Practice in the Public Sector), and 13 (Managed Care and Ethnicity).
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Book details

List price: $124.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Preface
Conceptual Formulations and Perspectives on Ethnic-Sensitive Practice
We, the People of the United States
The Experience of Newcomers
1821 to 1930
1931 to 1960
1961 to 1980
The 1980s
The 1990s
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Intermarriage and the New Ethnicity
Summary
References
The Ethnic Reality
Ethnic Stratification
Major Perspectives on the Role of Ethnicity in American Life
Definition of Terms: Definitional Issues
Culture
Ethnic Groups and Ethnicity as Concepts
What Do Members of Ethnic Groups Prefer to Be Called?
"Race"
Use of the Terms "Whites" and "Blacks"
"Whites"
"Blacks"
Oppressed Ethnic Groups
People of Color
"Middleman" Minority Groups
Assimilationism and the Melting Pot
Ethnic Conflict Theory
Ethnic Pluralism
The Sense of Ethnicity
The Development and Maintenance of Ethnic Identity
Language
Rituals and Celebrations
Ethnic Schools and Parochial Schools
Primary Groups
The Migration Experience
Social Stratification, Social Class, and Inequality
Social Inequality
Social Class
Indicators of Social Class
Social Class Distribution: Income, Poverty, Education
Poverty Data for 1996
Class and Rank
Life in the Various Social Classes
The Working Class
The Middle Class
The Underclass
The Ethnic Reality
Summary
References
Ethnicity and the Life Course
The Life Course Concept
Various Conceptions about the Life Cycle
Entry
Childhood
The Vagaries of Childhood
Adolescence
Emerging Adulthood
The Search for a Mate
Emerging Men and Women
Adulthood
Child Rearing
Friends
Later Adulthood
Old Age
Summary
References
The Layers of Understanding
Blending Knowledge, Values, and Skills
Social Work Values
Basic Knowledge of Human Behavior
Individual and Family Life Course Considerations
Social Role Theory
Social Systems Theory
Sociological Theory
Psychological Theories
Domain Specific Theories
Knowledge and Skill in Agency Policy and Services Influence Professional Practice
Self-Awareness, Including Insight into the Impact of One's Own Ethnicity
Dual Ethnic Background
The Impact of the Ethnic Reality
An Understanding That the Route to the Social Worker Has an Impact on How Social Services Are Perceived and Delivered
Summary
References
Approaches to Social Work Practice and the Ethnic Reality
The Psychosocial Approach
Assumptions
Assumptions and the Ethnic Reality
The Problem-Solving Approaches
The Problem-Solving Framework--Assumptions
Assumptions and the Ethnic Reality
Task-Centered System
Assumptions and the Ethnic Reality
The Social Provision and Structural Approaches
The Structural Approach
Assumptions
Assumptions and the Ethnic Reality
The Systems Approach
Assumptions
Assumptions and the Ethnic Reality
Ecological Perspectives
Assumptions
Assumptions and the Ethnic Reality
The Generalist Perspective
The Empowerment and Strengths Perspectives
The Empowerment Approach
Strengths Perspectives
Assumptions and the Ethnic Reality
Approaches Focused on Cultural Awareness and Minority Issues
Assumptions
A Model of Help-Seeking Behavior
Ethnic Competence
Congruence of the Model with Prevailing Approaches to Social Work Practice
The Model as a Guide for Practice
The Process-Stage Approach
Assumptions
Summary
References
Assumptions and Principles for Ethnic-Sensitive Practice
Assumptions
Past History Has a Bearing on Problem Generation and Solution
Group History
Individual History and Group Identity
The Present Is Most Important
The Ethnic Reality as a Source of Cohesion, Identity, and Strength and as a Source of Strain, Discordance, and Strife
The Family
Rituals and Celebrations
Ethnic Schools and Parochial Schools
Language
Language--the Sounds of Discord
Nonconscious Phenomena Affect Functioning
Practice Principles
Simultaneous Attention to Micro and Macro Issues
Summary
References
Ethnic-Sensitive Practice
Ethnic-Sensitive Generalist Practice
The Generalist Perspective
Ethnic-Sensitive Generalist Practice
The Layers of Understanding
Social Work Values
Basic Knowledge of Human Behavior
Knowledge and Skill in Agency Policy and Service Influence Professional Practice
Self-Awareness, Including Insight into One's Own Ethnicity
The Impact of the Ethnic Reality on the Daily Life of the Client
An Understanding of the Impact of the Route to the Social Worker
The Adaptation of Strategies and Procedures for Ethnic-Sensitive Generalist Practice
Summary
References
Adapting Strategies and Procedures for Ethnic-Sensitive Practice: Direct Practice
The Layers of Understanding
Intervention and the Layers of Understanding
Work to Be Done before Meeting with Clients
Basic Knowledge Acquisition
Understanding Your Community and Your Organization
Work before Meeting with Any Particular Client
Intervention
Problem Identification and Assessment
Stage Setting: Privacy, Creating Comfortable Spaces Accommodating to the Setting
"Tuning In"
Attending Generically
Adaptation to the Ethnic Reality
Contracting: Some Preliminary Considerations
Working on the Problem
Social Group Work
The Layers of Understanding
Starting the Group
The Work Phase
Termination
Summary
References
Ethnic-Sensitive Macro Practice
Defining Macro Practice
The Layers of Understanding
Social Work Values
Basic Knowledge of Human Behavior
Knowledge and Skill in Agency Policy and Services Influence Professional Practice
Self-Awareness and Insight into One's Own Ethnicity
The Impact of the Ethnic Reality on the Daily Life of the Community
An Understanding That the Route to the Social Worker Has an Impact on How Social Services Are Perceived and Delivered
The Adaptation of Strategies and Procedures for Ethnic-Sensitive Macro Practice
Summary
References
Ethnic-Sensitive Practice with Refugees and New Immigrants
Korean Immigration
The Acculturation Experience
The Layers of Understanding
Social Work Values
Basic Knowledge of Human Behavior
Knowledge and Skill in Immigration Policy and Services Service
Self-Awareness, Including Insights into One's Own Ethnicity
The Impact of the Ethnic Reality on the Lives of the New Immigrants and Refugees
An Understanding That the Route to the Social Worker Has an Impact on How Social Services Are Perceived and Delivered
The Adaptation of Strategies and Procedures for Ethnic-Sensitive Practice with New Immigrants and Refugees
Summary
References
Ethnic-Sensitive Practice with Families
The Family Life Course
Defining the Family
Defining the Family Life Course
The Layers of Understanding
Social Work Values
Basic Knowledge of Human Behavior
The Impact of the Ethnic Reality on the Daily Life of Families
Knowledge and Skill in Agency Policy and Services Influence Professional Practice
Self-Awareness, Including Insight into One's Own Ethnicity and an Understanding of How That May Influence Professional Practice
An Understanding That the Route to the Social Worker Has an Impact on How Social Services Are Perceived
The Adaptation of Strategies and Procedures for Ethnic-Sensitive Practice
Summary
References
Ethnic-Sensitive Practice in the Public Sector: From AFDC to TANF
The Layers of Understanding
Social Work Values
Basic Knowledge of Human Behavior
Knowledge and Skill in Agency Policy and Service Influence Professional Practice
Self-Awareness, Including Insight into the Impact of the Ethnic Reality on Professional Practice
The Impact of the Ethnic Reality on Daily Life in the Public Sector
An Understanding That the Route to the Social Worker Has an Impact on How Social Services Are Perceived and Delivered
The Adaptation of Strategies and Procedures for Ethnic-Sensitive Practice in the Public Sector
Summary
References
Ethnic-Sensitive Practice in Health Care
The Layers of Understanding
Social Work Values
Self-Awareness, Including Insight into One's Own Ethnicity and an Understanding of How That May Influence Professional Practice
The Health Problems before Us: Theories, Concepts, Issues
Health Policies, Organization, and Financing
Managed Care
Health and Illness Behavior
The Ethnic Reality
The Route to the Social Worker
Intervention
Summary
References
Community Profile
Guide for Making an Ethnic Assessment
Index
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