Social Work Practice with African American Families An Intergenerational Perspective

ISBN-10: 0789033925

ISBN-13: 9780789033925

Edition: 2008

Authors: Cheryl Waites
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Description: Social workers looking to provide competent practice with African-American families may be more effective by using a new strengths-based approach from an intergenerational perspective. Social Work Practice with African-American Families: An Intergenerational Perspective presents a comprehensive look at this new approach to view, assess, and provide services to multigenerational families and communities. This insightful resource closely examines this innovative framework, which encourages opportunities for action to create solutions for survival and change. The approach dynamically considers the changing demographics in American society, key issues, and the various challenges pertinent to the African-American community.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

About the Editor
Contributors
Acknowledgments
The Intergenerational Perspective
African-American Families Across Generations
Rich Traditions: Past and Current Contexts
Culture and Context
What This Means in Today's Context: The Implications
Intergenerational Perspective
Demographic Changes: Population Aging
Theoretical Underpinnings of an Intergenerational Perspective
What Is Intergenerational Practice?
Implications
Intergenerational Practice and Programs
Genograms with African-American Families: Considering Cultural Context
Genograms: Capturing Family History and Cultural Context
African-American Families
The Cultural Genogram with African-American Families
Conclusions
Health: Intergenerational Insights and Action
Historical Precedents
Human Genome Project
Wellness and African-Centered Healing
Implications for Practice
Conclusions
Raising Saints in Exile: Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer in a Storefront-Sanctified Church
Introduction
Historically Embedded Ethnography and the View from Within and Without
Case Study: The Church
Intergenerational Knowledge Transference
Discussion: Implications and Interventions
The Increase in Intergenerational African-American Families Headed by Grandmothers
Research Perspectives
African-American Grandparents As Surrogate Parents
African-American Families and Children
Children Living in Grandparent Households
Implications for Practice
Intergenerational Family Influences on the Education of African-American Children
Introduction
Key Terms and Relevant Issues
Statistics, Trends, and Research Summary
Implications for School Social Work Practice
Family Group Conferencing with African-American Families
The African-American Helping Experience and Family Group Conferencing
African-American Older Adults, Baby Boomers, and Intergenerational Caregiving
What Is Family Group Conferencing?
Theoretical Frameworks That Support FGC with African-American Families
Relevant Policy
Practice Implications
Conclusions and Recommendations
Intergenerational Caregiving: Family and Long-Term Care
Intergenerational Relationships and Caregiving
Caregiving in the African-American Family
Family Caregiving Traditions
Caregiving and Long-Term Care
Families and Long-Term Care
End-of-Life Care
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Intergenerational Community Organizing
The Need
Community Organizing
Historical Traditions of Community Organizing in the African-American Community
African-American Intergenerational Community Organizing As a Model
Family Survival: Passing the Intergenerational Torch
Index
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