Social Work with Latinos: A Cultural Assets Paradigm / Edition 1

Social Work with Latinos: A Cultural Assets Paradigm / Edition 1

by Melvin Delgado
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195301188

ISBN-13: 9780195301182

Pub. Date: 09/07/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The booming Latino population is changing the face of the United States, driving the need for innovative, culturally competent social and mental health services tailored to this diverse community. The first authoritative book of its kind, Social Work with Latinos outlines a solid framework for understanding and helping Latino clients. Unlike any other textbook,

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The booming Latino population is changing the face of the United States, driving the need for innovative, culturally competent social and mental health services tailored to this diverse community. The first authoritative book of its kind, Social Work with Latinos outlines a solid framework for understanding and helping Latino clients. Unlike any other textbook, this practical guide focuses on cultural assets, illustrating how helping professionals can draw on the strengths and unique characteristics of the community when designing programs and interventions.

Beginning with a thorough demographic profile of Latinos in the United States today, Melvin Delgado introduces students to key issues that they must grasp as social workers if they are to provide effective interventions to increasingly heterogeneous group. He grounds the Latino experience within a broad social, economic, and political context, equipping students to appreciate and amplify their clients' personal and cultural strengths and values. One of the book's central elements is Delgado's clear six-stage guide to social work practice with Latinos, which draws on a variety of principles, strategies, and techniques to inform best practices. With its strong emphasis on critical thinking and evidence-based practice, and a vivid presentation of the multifaceted Latino community, this much-needed guide is an outstanding resource for students and professionals alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195301182
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/07/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Context Grounding
Chapter 2: Demographic Profile, Trends, & Commentary
Chapter 3: Health, Social & Educational Needs Profile
Chapter 4: Best Practices with Latinos
Chapter 5: Access Challenges to Service Delivery
Chapter 6: Latino Cultural Values & Beliefs
Chapter 7: A Cultural Assets Paradigm: A Conceptual Foundation
Chapter 8: A Cultural Assets Paradigm: Practice Applications &
Chapter 9: Epilogue

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