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Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees Legal Issues, Clinical Skills, and Advocacy

ISBN-10: 0826133355
ISBN-13: 9780826133359
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This comprehensive book will guide social service professionals and students to develop more cultural sensitivity and work more effectively with immigrants. It covers the latest aspects of the immigration debate and discusses how social workers are affected by emerging immigration policies.

Contributors
Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgment
Introduction
Overview
Introduction: Legal and Social Work Issues With Immigrants
Current Trends in Immigration
Reasons for Migration
History of Immigration in the United States
Implications for Social Work Practice and Education
Legal Classifications of Immigrants
Short-Term Entrance to the United States
Remaining in the United States Permanently
Exclusion From Entering the United States
Deportation After Entering the United States
Paths to Citizenship
Case Studies
Immigration and Social Work Practice
Culturally Competent Social Work Practice With Immigrant Populations
Immigration Patterns in the United States
Defining Culturally Competent Social Work Practice
Cultural Competency in Agency Practice
Recommendations for Successful CCSWP With Immigrant Populations
Case Studies
Theory and Social Work Practice With Immigrant Populations
The Role of Theory and Concepts in Guiding Practice
Conceptual and Theoretical Resources for Practice With Immigrant Populations
Empowerment Theory
Cultural Competence
Strength-Based Practice
Ecosystems Theory
Family Systems Theory
Oppression Concepts
Practitioner Self-Awareness
Conclusion
Case Studies
Social Work and Physical Health Issues of Immigrants
Federal Legislation Affecting Immigrant Health Care
Health Care Available for Immigrants
Barriers to Health Care for Immigrants
Immigrant Health Issues
Special Populations
Implications for Social Work Practice
Case Studies
Mental Health Issues in New Immigrant Communities
Cultural Definition of Mental Health
Resiliency in Immigrant Populations
Phases of Immigrant Adjustment
Immigrants and Trauma
Psychosocial Assessment With New Immigrant Individuals
Individual Intervention Strategies With New Immigrants
Culturally Competent Mental Health Services
Family or Community Interventions
Immigrant Children and Mental Health
Case Study
Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Civil Advocacy for Criminally Charged Immigrants
Common Criminal Grounds That Trigger Negative Immigration Consequences
How Civil Legal Aid Organizations and Advocates Can Help
Immigrants and Employment
An Overview of Immigrant Workers and Their Contributions
Low-Wage Immigrant Workers
Contributions of Immigrant Workers
Are Immigrant Workers Protected by U.S. Laws?
What Barriers Prevent Immigrant Workers From Exercising Their Workplace Rights?
Conclusion
Case Studies
Children and Family Issues
Immigrant Children and Education
Expectations of School and Education: An Overview
Education Law and Policy in the United States
Roles and Responsibilities of Parents
Language Access
School Age
Enrollment and School Placement
Course Placement and Instruction
Student Rights in School
School Records and the Right to Information
Parental Involvement in School Activities
Conclusion
Case Studies
Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Immigration
Violence Against Women in Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Consequences of Violence Against Immigrant Women
Implications for Social Workers and Social Service Agencies
Case Studies
Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrants
Historical Background
Immigration Based on Family Reunification: Denial of Family Recognition
Immigration Based on Asylum
Special Issues Relating to Transgender Immigrants
Challenges Facing LGBT Newcomers
Challenges Facing the Practitioner in a Social Service Setting
Recommendations for Working With Transgender Clients
Case Studies
Older Adult Immigrants in the United States: Issues and Services
Sociodemographics of Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
Socioeconomic Characteristics of Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
Issues Related to Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
Special Elderly Immigrant Populations
Assessment Instruments for Older Adult Immigrants and Mental Health
Interventions for Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
Conclusion
Case Studies
Immigration Policy
Overview of Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs
Immigrant Eligibility Restrictions
Overview of Barriers That Impede Access to Benefits for Immigrants
Developing a Strategy for Change
Social Workers and Immigrant Advocacy
The Importance of Immigrant Advocacy
Individual Advocacy for Immigrant Clients
Macro Advocacy for Social Change
Creating an Effective Advocacy Strategy
Planning an Effective Advocacy Campaign
Types of Advocacy Organizations
Partisan Election-Related Activities
Lobbying
Conclusion
Case Studies
Immigrant Advocacy Success Stories
Epilogue
Globalization
Climate Change
Technology
Immigration Policy
Appendices
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Index

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