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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275960940
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

LARRY M. GANT is Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work.

PATRICIA A. STEWART is a social worker who manages an independent psychotherapy and consulting practice in Philadelphia, PA.

VINCENT J. LYNCH directs the National Research and Training Center on Social Work and HIV/AIDS at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

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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.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2000

    Excellent tool of Education

    This is a great book that destroys the myth of HIV/AIDS. It also provides needed informatoin on the infection rates of African Americans. I intend to purchase this book. I checked it out of the library for a research project and now I don't want to return the book.

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