Diversity Perspectives for Social Work Practice / Edition 1

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205340651
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/15/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Organization: Diversity Perspectives - Joseph Anderson.


2. Strengths Perspective - Joseph Anderson.

3. Empowerment Approach - Jose Guadalupe.


4. Ethnic-Sensitive Practice Framework - Joseph Anderson.

5. Value Orientation/World View Framework - Wynne DuBray and Adelle Sanders.


6. People of Color (Ethnic Minority) Framework - Doman Lum.

7. Dual Perspective Framework - Arline Prigoff.


8. Ethnic-centric/(Afrocentric) Framework - Robin Wiggins Carter.

9. Social Justice Framework - Arline Prigoff.


10. Ethnographic Framework - Andrew Bein.

11. Communication Framework (Dynamics of Difference) - Chrystal Barranti.


12. Feminist Framework - Susan Taylor and Robin Kennedy.

13. Constructivist Framework - Joyce Burris and Jose Guadalupe.


14. Diversity Inclusion Models and the Social Work Curriculum - Santos Torres, Jr.

15. Summary and Conclusions - Joseph Anderson and Robin Wiggins Carter.

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