Culturally Competent Practice: Skills, Interventions, and Evaluations / Edition 1

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This comprehensive social work book discusses how to work with clients of four major ethnic backgrounds: African-American, Latino/Hispanic-American, First Nations People, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. The book shows readers how to approach helping by first understanding the world view of each of these groups. Each chapter includes indigenous strategies and/or a biculturalization approach to assessments, interventions, and evaluations. Levels of practice include individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Each chapter includes case vignettes that illustrate the helping strategies. For social workers and social work students interested in culturally competent social work practice, or diversity practice.

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Editorial Reviews

Both student and professional social workers will appreciate this volume of essays on all aspects<-->overview of values, assessment, intervention, and evaluation<-->of working with diverse ethnic groups, written by American social work practitioners (and two graduate students). Fong (U. of Hawaii, Manoa) provides an initial background chapter and writes the book's conclusion with Furuto (Brigham Young U., Hawaii). The bulk of the book is made up of chapters on the values and ethics of various ethnic groups, and developing historically congruent intervention and evaluation skills for working with each group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321054883
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/5/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,253,372
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


1.Rowena Fong, Culturally Competent Social Work Practice: Past and Present.

2.Colette Browne and Crystal Mills, Theoretical Frameworks: Ecological Model, Strengths Perspective, and Empowerment Theory.

3.Wynetta Devore, “Whence Came These People?” An Exploration of Values and Ethics of African American Individuals, Families, and Communities.

4.Maria E. Zuniga, Latinos: Cultural Competence and Ethics.

5.Michael Yellow Bird, Critical Values and First Nations Peoples.

6.Fariyal Ross-Sherriff and Altaf Husain, Values and Ethics in Social Work Practice with an Asian Americans: A South Asian Muslim Case Example.

7.Chet Okayama, Sharlene Furuto, and James Edmonson, Components of Cultural Competence: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills.


8.Karen L. Westbrooks and Saundra H. Starks, Strengths Perspective Inherent in Cultural Empowerment: A Tool for Assessment with African American Individuals and Families.

9.Maxwell Manning, Culturally Competent Assessments of African American Communities and Organizations.

10.Lirio K. Negroni-Rodriguez and Julio Morales, Individual and Family Assessment Skills with Latino/Hispanic Americans.

11.Gregory Acevedo and Julio Morales, Assessment with Latino/Hispanic Communities with Organizations.

12.Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Culturally and Historically Congruent Clinical Social Work Assessment with Native Clients.

13.Hillary N. Weaver, Organization and Community Assessment with First Nations People.

14.Paula T. Tanemura Morelli, Culturally Competent Assessment of Cambodian American Survivors of the Killing Fields: A Tool for Social Justice.

15.Julian Chow, Assessment of Asian American/Pacific Islander Organizations and Communities.


16.Aminufu R. Harvey, Individual and Family Intervention Skills with African Americans: An Africentric Approach.

17.Alfrieda Daly, A Heuristic Perspective of Strengths in the African American Community.

18.Fernando Galan, Intervention with Mexican American Families.

19.Maria Puig, Organizations and Community Intervention Skills with Hispanic Americans.

20.Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Culturally and Historically Congruent Clinical Social Work Interventions with Native Clients.

21.Eddie F. Brown and Bethney N. Gundersen, Organization and Community Intervention with American Indian Tribal Communities.

22.Valli Kalei Kanuha, Individual and Family Interventions with Asian and Pacific Island American Lesbians and Gay Men.

23.Sharlene Furuto, Ronald John San Nicolas, Gwen Kim, and Loia Fiaui, Interventions with Kanaka Maoli, Chamorro, and Samoan Communities.


24.Eddie Davis, Evaluation Skills with African American Individuals and Families: Three Approaches.

25.Darlene Grant, Evaluation Skills with African American Organizations and Communities.

26.Roberto Villa, Social Work Evaluation with Mexican Americans.

27.Edgar Colon, Program Evaluation in Health and Human Service Agencies Serving Latino Communities.

28.Dorie J. Gilbert and Cynthia Franklin, Developing Culturally Sensitive Practice Evaluation Skills with Native American Individuals and Families.

29.Lorre G. Lewis, Program Evaluation with Native American/American Indian Organizations.

30.Patrick Leung and Monit Cheung, Competencies in Practice Evaluations with Asian American Individuals and Families.

31.Jon K. Matsuoka, Evaluation and Assessment in Hawaiian and Pacific Communities.


32.Rowena Fong and Sharlene Furuto, Future Directions in Culturally Competent Social Work Practice.


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