Diversity Oppression and Change

Author: Flavio Francisco Marsiglia
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780190615512
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The fully-updated second edition of Diversity, Oppression, and Change introduces readers to the practice of culturally grounded social work and closely examines the diversity issues most relevant for practice, policy, and research in social work and allied fields. In order for a social workerto affect positive change, it is critical to understand how the intersectionality of social factors-including race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability status-affect not only the client but also the social worker.The authors of this book unpack the complex theory-based concepts related to oppression and privilege so that readers can learn to appropriately address the impact of historically-based oppression for certain groups and communities. Working with these communities to identify oppressive conditions,culturally grounded social workers facilitate real and lasting social change that will result in a more just society.

Diversity Oppression and Change

Author: Flavio Francisco Marsiglia
Publisher: Lyceum Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780925065735
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"Diversity, Oppression, and Change explores the relationship between cultural diversity, oppression, and social change and their implications for the social work profession and allied fields. The culturally grounded perspective describes specific ways of helping and integrates these methods into social work practice, policy, and research. This book moves beyond cultural awareness to provide a theoretical framework, a comprehensive review of methods, and applied case studies as tools for integrating essential knowledge about the cultural backgrounds of communities and clients into everyday interactions."--Publisher's website.

Research for Effective Social Work Practice

Author: Judy L. Krysik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131759195X
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In this book and companion website you will find: ? A practice-oriented description of qualitative and quantitative research methods that engages rather than intimidates students ? Illustrations of real-life research and evaluation from different levels of social work practice, encompassing many populations ? Attention to the ethics and politics of research at each phase of the process, from the identification of an issue through reporting findings ? Exercises that provide hands-on learning opportunities in research and evaluation ? A historical, strengths-based perspective on research and evaluation in social work that teaches empowerment and professionalism ? Six in-depth, interactive, easy-to-access cases, that include data in SPSS and Excel ? A wealth of instructor-only resources available at www.routledgesw.com/research, including sample syllabi, links, multiple-choice, and free-response test items all linked to current EPAS standards, and PowerPoint presentations.

Children and Families in the Social Environment

Author: James Garbarino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351528963
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The first edition of this volume successfully applied Bronfenbrenner's "micro-systems" taxonomy to childrearing and family life. Emphasizing how forces in the environment influence children's behavior, Garbarino has staked out an intermediate position between the psychoanalytic and the systems approach to human development. Taking cognizance of new research and of changes in American society, Garbarino has once again carefully analyzed the importance of children's social relationships. For this wholly revised second edition, he has incorporated a greater emphasis on ethnic, cultural, and racial issues.

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Author: Rudolph Alexander, Jr.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412993601
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Incorporating distinctive international and national perspective Providing students with in-depth coverage of families, groups, and communities, this text encourages readers to understand the nature of key macro institutions' impact on human behaviors (and vice versa). The primary chapters include a section on knowledge and theories, followed by the impact on economic and social forces upon these topics. Students develop a solid knowledge of different macro HBSE theories including community, human conduct, inequality, and group theories. While author Rudolph Alexander Jr. tightly follows CSWE outlines for macro HBSE courses throughout this text, he provides distinctive topical coverage including: The impact of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina Human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide in international communities and their effect on human needs Theoretical discussion of terrorism and terrorist activities This text is appropriate for social work students taking a macro Human Behavior in the Social Environment course in the upper-level undergraduate or graduate level.

Culture as Comfort

Author: Sarah J. Mahler
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205880003
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-136) and index.

Rural Social Work

Author: Pugh, Richard
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861347200
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a wide-ranging review of existing writing and research on rural social services and explores some of the distinctive features of rural contexts and rural problems.

Personality Theory

Author: Mark D. Kelland, Ph.d.
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781495225925
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This text covers general personality theory, with an emphasis on cultural aspects affecting personality development. There is also a section focusing on making positive choices in the development of one's personality from a number of different cultural/philosophical perspectives.

Seven Rules for Social Research

Author: Glenn Firebaugh
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691190437
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Seven Rules for Social Research teaches social scientists how to get the most out of their technical skills and tools, providing a resource that fully describes the strategies and concepts no researcher or student of human behavior can do without. Glenn Firebaugh provides indispensable practical guidance for anyone doing research in the social and health sciences today, whether they are undergraduate or graduate students embarking on their first major research projects or seasoned professionals seeking to incorporate new methods into their research. The rules are the basis for discussions of a broad range of issues, from choosing a research question to inferring causal relationships, and are illustrated with applications and case studies from sociology, economics, political science, and related fields. Though geared toward quantitative methods, the rules also work for qualitative research. Seven Rules for Social Research is ideal for students and researchers who want to take their technical skills to new levels of precision and insight, and for instructors who want a textbook for a second methods course. The Seven Rules There should be the possibility of surprise in social research Look for differences that make a difference, and report them. Build reality checks into your research. Replicate where possible. Compare like with like. Use panel data to study individual change and repeated cross-section data to study social change. Let method be the servant, not the master.