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This book examines the prevailing theoretical frameworks for viewing diversity in social work practice and helps readers develop competencies for work with and on behalf of diverse populations. The theoretical frameworks presented in the book cover three major dimensions of the diversity theme in social work practice: ethnocultural diversity, oppression and social justice, and vulnerable, at-risk populations. While other books in the market tend to explore these dimensions through a single theoretical framework, Anderson provides an overview of these separate approaches. Social workers and anyone in the helping professions
1. Introduction and Organization: Diversity Perspectives - Joseph Anderson.
I. CENTRAL FRAMEWORKS.
2. Strengths Perspective - Joseph Anderson.
3. Empowerment Approach - Jose Guadalupe.
II. ETHNOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES.
4. Ethnic-Sensitive Practice Framework - Joseph Anderson.
5. Value Orientation/World View Framework - Wynne DuBray and Adelle Sanders.
III. ETHNOCULTURAL/OPPRESSION PERSPECTIVES.
6. People of Color (Ethnic Minority) Framework - Doman Lum.
7. Dual Perspective Framework - Arline Prigoff.
IV. OPPRESSION PERSPECTIVE.
8. Ethnic-centric/(Afrocentric) Framework - Robin Wiggins Carter.
9. Social Justice Framework - Arline Prigoff.
V. VULNERABLE LIFE SITUATIONS/ETHNOCULTURAL DIVERSITY PERSPECTIVES.
10. Ethnographic Framework - Andrew Bein.
11. Communication Framework (Dynamics of Difference) - Chrystal Barranti.
VI. VULNERABLE LIFE SITUATIONS PERSPECTIVES.
12. Feminist Framework - Susan Taylor and Robin Kennedy.
13. Constructivist Framework - Joyce Burris and Jose Guadalupe.
VII. CURRICULAR AND OTHER IMPLICATIONS.
14. Diversity Inclusion Models and the Social Work Curriculum - Santos Torres, Jr.
15. Summary and Conclusions - Joseph Anderson and Robin Wiggins Carter.