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Social Work Practice With African Americans in Urban Environments (Paperback)

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The experiences of African Americans in urban communities are distinct from those of other ethnic groups, and to be truly understood require an in-depth appreciation of the interface between micro- and macro-level factors. This sweeping text, an outgrowth of a groundbreaking urban social work curriculum, focuses exclusively on the African-American experience through field education, community engagement, and practice. It presents a framework for urban social work practice that encompasses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by this community. From a perspective based on empowerment, strengths, and resilience; cultural competence; and multi-culturalism; the book delivers proven strategies for social work practice with the urban African-American population. It facilities the development of creative thinking skills and the ability to “meet people where they are,” skills that are often necessary for true transformation to take root.

Number of Pages: 457.0
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 50176718
UPC: 9780826130747
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-5597

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