Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families (Google eBook)

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Elaine Piller Congress, Manny J. Gonzalez
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2005 - Social Science - 497 pages
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In second edition, social work and mental health students and practitioners across the full spectrum of social service settings gain essential knowledge into cutting edge issues in the assessment and treatment of families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Fully revised, with a full third of the book completely rewritten and each chapter significantly updated, the editors bring together the latest in multicultural family research and new and improved macro and micro ways of understanding and respecting the needs of new immigrants and diverse populations. Included is an important revision of Dr. Congress's essential assessment technique, the "culturagram."New and updated chapters provide evidence-based and specialized perspectives, including: Handling post 9/11 complications for immigrants and refugeesculturally sensitive treatment ideas for Arab-American familiesWorking from an Afrocentric perspectiveUnderstanding the needs of the new Russian, Asian, and Hispanic immigrantsHelping diverse HIV-affected familiesImpact of ethnicity on incest treatmentsSuicide attempts with adolescentsImportance of spirituality;

Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families is an essential book for social work students and faculty. The book addresses many relevant issues for families across the life cycle, from micro to mezzo to macro practice. Case examples poignantly provide relevance to the theories and ideas of each chapter. The book advances both the knowledge base of social work with families, as well as the growing dialogue surrounding social work practice with multicultural families. It makes an important contribution to the social work practice literature on culturally competent social work practice.
--Robin Mama, Associate Professor MSW Program Director, Chair Monmouth University

  

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Contents

Cultural Factors
Managing Disclosure to Others
Robin Comes Out
A Gay Dads Disclosure
TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS WITH FAMILIES WHERE SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS THE ISSUE
Subsequent Contacts
Modeling
REFERENCES

Crisis Events
Values About Education and Work
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 2
SYSTEMS THEORY
ENGAGEMENT
ASSESSMENT
CLINICAL ISSUES IN FAMILY THERAPY AND GROUP WORK
TERMINATION
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 3
MANAGING FOR DIVERSITY COMPETENCY
Tools and Techniques
Diversity Work Groups
Policies
PROVIDING CULTURALLY COMPETENT SERVICES
Tools and Techniques
Program Design
Agency SelfAssessment
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
Section Two
CHAPTER 4
FAMILY IDENTITY
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
CULTURALLY COMPETENT SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS
CONCLUSIONS
CHAPTER 5
DEMOGRAPHICS
PERSONPROCESSCONTEXT
ADOLESCENCE
HIVAIDS
IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 6
ECONOMIC CONCERNS
ASSESSMENT
SERVICE UTILIZATION
ENDOFLIFE ISSUES
TREATMENT APPROACHES
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 7
ETHNICITY AND CULTURE
Support Group
Hispanic Culture and Grandparents
SUMMARY
REFERENCES
Section Three
CHAPTER 8
PSYCHOSOCIAL RISKSNEEDS
The Undocumented Immigrant
CLINICAL FACTORS
Traumatic Stress Disorders
Family Disruption
AN ETHNOGRAPHIC MULTICULTURAL APPROACH
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 9
PREMIGRATION
The Decision to Emigrate
The Case of Mr and Mrs P
Odessa
Expectations
Economic Decisions
The Case of Mrs Y
Marital Conflict
Adults and Their Parents
The Case of B
RussianSpeaking Immigrant and American Cultural Differences
Soviet Émigré Communities
CHAPTER 10
DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE
CLINICAL ASSESSMENT FOR FAMILIES WHERE SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS AN ISSUE
THE COMING OUT PROCESS WITHIN A FAMILY
CHAPTER 11
PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS
CULTURAL FACTORS IMPACTING ON PERSONALITY DYNAMICS AND ATTITUDES TOWARD MENTAL ILLNESS AND TREATMENT
CONCLUSION
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 12
WHAT IS AN AFROCENTRIC FRAMEWORK?
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES HELPSEEKING BEHAVIORS AND COPING MECHANISMS
AFRICAN AMERICAN LANGUAGE AS A CONDUIT IN INTERPRETING SOCIAL CLASS
AN AFROCENTRIC DEFINITION OF MENTAL HEALTH AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS
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CHAPTER 13
PSYCHOSOCIAL RISKS AND NEEDS OF POPULATION
CLINICAL ASSESSMENT FACTORS
TREATMENT APPROACHES
CASE VIGNETTES
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CHAPTER 14
STUDENTS AND ROLE STRAIN
MULTICULTURALISM AND STUDENT ROLE STRAIN
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS
REFERENCES
Section Four
CHAPTER 15
PSYCHOSOCIAL CONCERNS SHARED BY FAMILIES
Management of a Complicated Disease and Protocols
CONCERNS SPECIFIC TO GAY LATIN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES
SOCIAL WORK RESPONSES
Family Is Defined by the Family
Increased Access to Services
Couples Counseling
Case Management Crisis Intervention Concrete Services and Referrals
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 16
TREATMENT FOR MEMBERS OF SPECIFIC ETHNIC AND CULTURAL GROUPS
AN EVIDENCEBASED APPROACH
Engaging an Unmotivated Problem Drinker
Evaluating the Quality and Clinical Utility of the Evidence
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 17
Secondary Victim Dynamics in the Mother in the Incest Family
IMPLICATIONS FOR WOMEN OF COLOR
CASE EXAMPLES
An African American Family
SUMMARY OF IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 18
DEFINITIONS
RISKS AND NEEDS OF IMMIGRANT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS
Latina Battered Women
Eastern European Battered Women
Implications for Social Work with Immigrants in the US
Clinical Remedies
Legal Remedies and the Criminal Justice System
Violence Against Women Act 1994
Implications for Social Work Practice
CONCLUSION
CHAPTER 19
EXPLORATORY STUDY OF SUICIDAL ADOLESCENT LATINAS
CASE STUDY
PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION IMPLICATIONS
REFERENCES
Section Five
CHAPTER 20
RACE ETHNICITY AND RELIGIOUS IDENTIFICATION
WORLDVIEWS AND VALUES
CULTURAL WORLDVIEWS
SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS
REFERENCES
CHAPTER 21
REFERENCES
Index
Springer Series on Social Work
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About the author (2005)

Elaine P. Congress, MSW, DSW, is Associate Dean and Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in New York City. She has also served as Director of the Doctoral Program there. Dr. Congress has written extensively in the areas of cultural diversity, social work ethics, and social work education, including 3 books and over 30 professional journal articles and book chapters. She has presented on cultural diversity and social work ethics at national and international conferences in the United States, Europe, and Australia. She developed the "culturagram", a tool for assessing and working with culturally diverse families. Dr. Congress serves on the United Nations (UN) Team for the International Federation of Social workers (IFSW) and is a past president of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Before entering academia, she was a practitioner, supervisor, and administrator in a community mental health program.

Manny J. Gonzalez, DSW, is an Assistant Professor and chair of the clinical concentration area at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. He has practiced in primary health care centers, teaching hospitals, school-based mental health clinics, child welfare agencies, and community mental health centers, providing clinical services to patients of various immigrant and ethnic/racial minority backgrounds. Dr. Gonzalez has published articles and chapters on mental health practice with Hispanic immigrants and refugees, Hispanics and community health outreach, urban children, and evidence-based practice. He is co-editor (together with Gladys Gonzalez-Ramos, PhD) of "Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice", on the psychosocial treatment of new Hispanic preadolescents and the mental health outcomes of abused and neglected children. He maintains a private practice in New York City.

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