Social Workers Speak out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Voices from and to African American Communities / Edition 1

Social Workers Speak out on the HIV/AIDS Crisis: Voices from and to African American Communities / Edition 1

by Larry M. Gant, Vincent J. Lynch, Patricia A. Stewart
     
 

Written by a team of nationally recognized African American social work professionals with extensive and distinguished backgrounds of HIV/AIDS service, the book examines the crisis facing African American communities. The editors strive to convey to academics, researchers, and students the magnitude of the crisis and that individuals and organizations serving

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Written by a team of nationally recognized African American social work professionals with extensive and distinguished backgrounds of HIV/AIDS service, the book examines the crisis facing African American communities. The editors strive to convey to academics, researchers, and students the magnitude of the crisis and that individuals and organizations serving African Americans need to be able to respond to the service delivery needs this crisis brings.

The crisis is evident in the fact that by year 2000 fully 50% of all AIDS cases will be among African Americans—who only constitute 12% of the nation's population. This book serves as a wake-up call and is designed to stimulate discussion and planning for new models of service to all African Americans and HIV prevention, education, and treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275960940
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Vincent J. Lynch

Introduction by Patricia A. Stewart

HIV/AIDS and African Americans: Assumptions, Myths, and Realities by Larry M. Gant et al.

Social Work Practice with African Americans with HIV/AIDS...Challenges to Mind, Body, and Spirit by Patricia A. Stewart

Strategies for Effective Intervention with African Americans by Ednita M. Wright

The Challenges of an AIDS Service Organization Executive in Harlem by Willis Green, Jr.

When Silence Equals Death: Advocacy and Policy Perspectives in AIDS and African Americans by Larry M. Gant

Community Based Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Services for African Americans by Darrell P. Wheeler

Report from the Washington Summit on Social Work Leadership and AIDS in African American Communities by Larry M. Gant et al.

Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go: A Blueprint for the Future by Larry M. Gant et al.

Index

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