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Multicultural Issues in Social Work

Multicultural Issues in Social Work
Patricia L. Ewalt, et. al., eds.
Washington, DC: NASW Press, 1999
HV41 . M84 1999

Multicultural Issues in Social Work: Practice and Research outlines new strategies for helping diverse groups and communities gain their voices and enhance their capabilities. You'll develop an understanding of changes in multicultural practice skills now required by the revised NASW Code of Ethics. Learn subtleties in cultural patterns and political circumstances in diverse immigrant populations that affect your practice approaches. And develop new skills for responding to new public policies that reflect movements toward victim blaming, cost containment, and cultural intolerance.

This new edition reflects major social and political changes that have influenced multicultural practice since the end of the period covered in the first volume: The status of multicultural practice research; Professional social work standards related to multicultural practice; The cultural patterns and political circumstances among diverse populations currently immigrating to this country; The implementation of public policy related to multicultural issues.

Key benefits include: Helps you improve quality of multicultural practice; Includes knowledge and tools to help you develop new skills for effective interventions; Shows you how large systems and culturally biased research paradigms and methods often disregard marginalized voices and realities of oppressed groups; Challenges you to move beyond concerns about political correctness to truly effective programs.

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