School Social Workers in the Multicultural Environment

Author: Paul R Keys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317764544
Format: PDF, ePub
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School Social Workers in the Multicultural Environment is a new approach for creating diversity in classroom and field curricula. The contributing authors offer practical advice for the effective teaching of multicultural content, which is now a requirement in the Curriculum Standards of the Council on Social Work Education. The authors address existing fears some readers may have regarding the teaching of multicultural content in social work and provide educators and field instructors with a model for overcoming these fears and for creating classroom excellence. Multicultural Education offers educators a chance to explore how to implement the required material effectively. While offering guidance to educators, School Social Workers in the Multicultural Environment focuses on fundamental and controversial approaches to multicultural social work education by answering these questions: Do educators know how to teach multicultural social work content? Where should multicultural content be taught? Should schools offer courses or workshops to facilitate faculty development? How should schools monitor multicultural outcomes? In what way should content be evaluated--peer evaluation, formal teaching observations, or other methods? School Social Workers in the Multicultural Environment, written by experienced educators, field instructors, and practitioners, provides advice on the teaching of multicultural social work content in both urban and rural areas and among many different populations. The book examines in depth the unspoken myths and fears encountered in teaching multiculturalism to students and helps educators and curriculum planners avoid common, unfortunate mistakes often made in multicultural classrooms and field instruction. Topics discussed include: Student Learning Processes for Multicultural Content Classroom-Tested Teaching Strategies for Cultural Competence in Practice Classes A Model for Measuring Multicultural Outcomes Perceived Racism and Minority Student Retention Differing Student and Educator Perceptions in Field Instruction Field Instruction Strategies for Successfully Teaching Cultural, Ethnic, Gender, Class, and Age Characteristics Rural Diversity Education Strategies American Indian Social Work Student Issues Human services educators and curriculum planners, who must effectively teach and implement multiculturalism in their programs, will find School Social Workers in the Multicultural Environment leads the way in creating classroom excellence. It stresses the importance of creating a new model for teaching and practice, for students and educators.

Social Work with Multicultural Youth

Author: Diane Deanda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113641519X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Explore the cultural, familial, and community resilience and protective factors that are available to different youth populations in the U.S.! The face of American youth is changing. In 2000, ethnic minority youth constituted one third of the adolescent population; by mid-century, the combined ethnic minority youth population will exceed the white adolescent population. This vital book illustrates the diversity within the adolescent population, examines the factors that serve as barriers and as facilitators to development, and identifies strengths and protective factors contributing to resilience as well as needs and risk factors. Social Work with Multicultural Youth presents accurate conceptual frameworks for understanding the experiences of ethnic youth to help you create culturally relevant interventions to promote their well-being. Here is a sample of what you'll find in this important and informative book: a comprehensive epidemiological profile of adolescent populations—with current data on issues that contribute to adolescents' health and well-being cultural strengths models and resilience models that meet the developmental needs of Latino and African-American youth an overview of the academic disparities between Latina adolescents and their cohorts in other ethnic groups an important chapter that employs conflict theory to place the disadvantaged status and position of African-American youth in its proper context specific recommendations for modifying the process of preparing Latino and African-American youth in foster care for emancipation information on factors that differentially impact academic achievement between African-American youth and their European-American cohorts real-world data about the “who” and “where” of adolescent fighting—identified by race/ethnicity, gender, and age new information about substance use in Asian/Pacific Islander populations in America, with important implications for substance abuse interventions resilience and protective factors that emerge from a qualitative study of seventh grade Latina adolescents a look at the differences in sexual behavior and attitudes between Latina adolescents born in the United States and those born outside the U.S. an evaluation of a unique, five-hour intensive intervention aimed at changing the knowledge and attitudes of Latino youth in regard to pregnancy and STDs

Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Urban Settings

Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195112481
Format: PDF, ePub
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In an era of diminishing resources, communities that have historically been served by professionals in established social service settings can no longer rely on outside resources and assistance to meet their needs. Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Urban Settings focuses on the importance of developing models that are specific to urban areas, models which help facilitate and promote conversation and advice and reduce the stigma for those seeking assistance. Delgado suggests that communities can best be served through their own, already-established recreational, social, and cultural centers. He shows professional social workers how they can use these nontraditional settings -- beauty shops, bars, and grocery stores -- to reach out to the communities they are trying to help. This allows social work service to be based on the community's own strengths, while developing the community's capacity to help itself with assistance from professionals. These institutions play influential and very active roles in providing assistance to community residents in need, offering social workers the unique opportunity to identify, engage, and plan services with communities. Often these centers are staffed by people that have a similar ethnic, socio-economic, and racial background to the rest of the community, thereby maximizing their psychological, geographical, and cultural accessibility to the community. Delgado offers a dramatic paradigm shift for social workers, showing that service delivery can take place in any setting, formal or informal. He integrates a multicultural perspective which highlights and identifies a variety of innovative methods, stressing that there is no one way of providing assistance to a community in need. Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Urban Settings is ideal for graduate courses in social work as well as for any course in human behavior and the social environment.

Controversial Issues in Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Author: Martin Bloom
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205193394
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Part of the popular "Controversial Issues" series, this paperback book presents a series of debates on the most current issues and topics in the area of HBSE (human behavior in the social environment). This book will help readers to think through current issues in HBSE, including the validity of various theories, different methods of teaching HBSE, how sensitive topics such as race and gender can best be addressed, and more. The book will help readers appreciate the complexity of both learning and teaching in the field of HBSE.

Violence

Author: Diane De Anda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive volume provides new empirical research and theoretical models to help you understand the impact of violence in various ethnic and cultural groups. The book covers violence in the community and domestic violence, with special focus on adolescents and violence, dating violence, sexual assault, child abuse, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse. Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities looks at such neglected populations as Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian immigrants as well as Black, Caucasian, and Latino cultures.

New Management in Human Services

Author: Leon H. Ginsberg
Publisher: N A S W Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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"This book gives guidance on working with boards, boosting staff morale, and improving service delivery. It contains information on fiscal accountability, team building, working with the media, keeping members happy, and keeping organizations viable in a competitive era.Special Features * Case examples to illustrate management practices * Detailed information on work groups, teams, and other progressive management innovations * Tips on keeping a high energy level while juggling numerous responsibilities"