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The purpose of this book is to open a discourse on current and pertinent issues related to multicultural populations by the most noted experts and researchers in the field. This book offers an overview of the literature on multicultural issues and assesses its approach to the following issues: the stereotypic assumptions with regard to filial piety and Asian American populations, substance abuse within the Latino community, multicultural youth and elders, refugee and immigrant populations as well as vulnerable populations such as victims of political and sexual exploitation.
The aim is to provide a forum for educators in the field to present views regarding important issues for which there is no other venue. They are important for educators, practitioners, and students in the field to consider and discuss. These will serve as springboards for such discussion. Although references will be cited when appropriate, these will be position papers rather than research papers or reviews of the literature.
This book was based on a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.
EDITOR’S FAREWELL 1. Introduction: Reflections from Pioneers in Education and Research on Culturally Diverse Populations Diane de Anda REFLECTIONS ON PRACTICE AND RESEARCH WITH MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, AND BEYOND 2. Ethnic Sensitive Social Work Practice: Back to the Future Elfriede G. Schlesinger and Wynetta Devore REFLECTIONS ON MULTICULTURALISM, ETHNIC-SENSITIVE PRACTICE, AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE 3. Multicultural Mistake Charles Guzzetta 4. Ethnic-Sensitive Practice: Contradictions and Recommendations Alfreda P. Iglehart and Rosina M. Becerra 5. Lessons from Marrano Beach: Attachment and Culture Rita Ledesma 6. Cultural Competence: An Ethical Requirement Paula Allen-Meares REFLECTIONS ON THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS AND DIVERSITY "WITHIN" 7. Latino Population Growth, Characteristics and Language Capacities: Implications for Society, Services and Social Justice Ramon M. Salcido 8. A Nation of Immigrants: A Call for a Specialization in Immigrant Well-Being David W. Engstrom and Amy Okamura 9. Diversity in Diversity: Changing the Paradigm Rowena Fong 10. Reflections on 30 Years of Advocacy, Thinking and Writing About Elderly Latinos Alejandro Garcia 11. Latino Cultural Assets and Substance Abuse Services: Opportunity Knocks Melvin Delgad and Lisa de Saxe Zerden REFLECTIONS ON TEACHING ABOUT DIVERSE POPULATIONS 12. Reflections on Introducing Students to Multicultural Populations and Diversity Content Diane de Anda 13. Creating a Diverse Spiritual Community: Reflections from a Spirituality and Social Work Practice Class Sherri F. Seyfried REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPACT OF STRUCTURAL FORCES ON OUR CLIENTS AND OURSELVES 14. Disparity/Inequity, Knowledge Production and Public Policy Ruth Enid Zambrana and John K. Holton 15. Reflections on Meanings and Applications of Social Justice Rita Takahashi 16. Mexican Migration for Dummies: What Social Workers and the Public Need to Know Kurt C. Organista 17. Marches on Washington and the Black Protest Movement Charles Green and Basil Wilson 18. Schooling and Globalization: What Do We Tell Our Kids and Clients? What Are We Being Told? Carl A. Grant and Alicia Grant REFLECTIONS ON THE EVOLUTION OF RACE CONSCIOUSNESS ACROSS THREE GENERATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATORS 19. A Journey Through the Prism of Race: An Evolution of Generational Consciousness June G. Hopps, Elaine Pinderhughes and Tony B. Lowe