Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills and Advocacy

Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills and Advocacy

by Fernando Chang-Muy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826133355

ISBN-13: 9780826133359

Pub. Date: 10/27/2008

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This book is an optimal tool for instructors and students of graduate classes in social work and related disciplines."

--Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

I applaud social work students, professors, and social workers who seek to serve and empower the immigrant community. This text is a great tool toward raising awareness of the many

Overview

This book is an optimal tool for instructors and students of graduate classes in social work and related disciplines."

--Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

I applaud social work students, professors, and social workers who seek to serve and empower the immigrant community. This text is a great tool toward raising awareness of the many issues immigrants face, and helping them find solutions."
--Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America's Voice

The book is a major contribution to social workers and their clients as it addresses advocacy on behalf of immigrants and refugees during a social, economic and political period that restricts immigrants' rights and service access."
--Dr. Diane Drachman, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Successful social work with immigrants must begin with an understanding of their legal status and how that status impacts their housing, employment, health care, education, and virtually every other aspect of life. Chang-Muy and Congress present social workers with the only book on the market to emphasize the legal aspect of immigrant issues as well as critical practice and advocacy issues.

Topics discussed include historical and current trends in immigration, applicable theories for practice with immigrants, policy and advocacy methods, and the need for cultural competence. By providing comprehensive coverage of both the legal and practice issues of this complex field, this book will help social service professionals and graduate students increase their cultural sensitivity and work more effectively with immigrants.

Key Features:

  • Covers the latest aspects of the immigration debate and discusses how social workers are affected by emerging immigration policies
  • Discusses special populations such as refugees, elderly immigrants, and victims of international trafficking
  • Includes case studies on the most critical issues immigrants face today: legal processes, physical and mental health issues, employment difficulties, family conflicts, and more

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826133359
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
498
Sales rank:
942,003
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Contributors

Foreword

Acknowledgment

Introduction

Foreword

Introduction

Contributors

Foreword

Acknowledgment

Introduction

Part I: Overview

1: Introduction: Legal and Social Work Issues with Immigrants

2: Legal Classifications of Immigrants

Part II: Immigration and Social Work Practice

3: Culturally Competent Social Work Practice With Immigrant Populations

4: Theory and Social Work Practice With Immigrant Populations

5: Social Work and Physical Health Issues of Immigrants

6: Mental Health Issues in New Immigrant Communities

7: Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Civil Advocacy for Criminally Charged Immigrants

8: Immigrants and Employment

Part III: Children and Family Issues

9: Immigrant Children and Education

10: Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Immigration

11: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrants

12: Older Adult Immigrants in the United States: Issues and Services

Part IV: Immigration Policy

13: Overview of Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs

14: Social Workers and Immigrant Advocacy

Epilogue

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Index

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