This is the first textbook to address the specific but polymorphous needs of women of color. With the help of guest authors, Gutierrez and Lewis provide an excellent framework through which social workers can more effectively aid women of color in their ongoing struggle against systemic oppression.
About the Author
Lorraine Gutiérrez is an associate professor with the School of Social Work and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.
Edith Lewis is an associate professor of social work and women's studies at the University of Michigan.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Empowerment Approach to Practice
1. Empowerment: A Model for Practice
2. Empowerment Techniques: Engagement and Assessment
3. Empowerment Techniques: Practice with Individuals
4. Empowerment Techniques: Practice with Families
5. Empowerment Techniques: Practice with Groups
6. Bringing an Empowerment Perspective into Organizational Practice
7. Empowerment Techniques: Practice with Communities
8. Endings: Evaluation and Termination
Part 2: Understanding Women of Color
9. The Sharing of Power: Empowerment with Native American Women, by Christine T. Lowery
10. Staying the Path: Lessons about Health and Resistance from Women of the African Diaspora in the United States, by Edith Lewis
11. Empowerment with Latinas, by Lorraine Gutirrez and Zulema Suarez
12. Empowerment: Asian-American Women's Perspectives, by Gwat-Yong Lie
13. Empowering Lesbian and Bisexual Women of Color: Overcoming Three Forms of Oppression, by Larry Icard, Teresa Jones, and Stephanie Wahab