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Social Work Practice with African Americans in Urban Environments

Rhonda Wells-Wilbon (editor) Anna R. McPhatter (editor)
Halaevalu F.Ofahengaue Vakalahi (editor)

ISBN: 9780826130747

Publication Date: Sep 2015

Format: Paperback

The experiences of African Americans in urban communities are unique, and to be truly understood require an in-depth appreciation of the interface between micro- and macro-level factors. This text presents a framework for urban social work practice that encompasses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by this community.
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The experiences of African Americans in urban communities are unique, and to be truly understood require an in-depth appreciation of the interface between micro- and macro-level factors. This text, an outgrowth of an actual urban social work curriculum with a focus on the African-American experience, field education, community engagement, and practice, presents a framework for urban social work practice that encompasses a deep understanding of the challenges faced by this community. From a perspective based on empowerment, strengths, and resilience; cultural competence; and multi-culturalism, the book delivers proven strategies for social work practice with the urban African-American population.
Pages 352
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2015
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Subject/s Social welfare & social services   Urban communities   Ethnic studies  

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