Ethnicity and Biculturalism: Emerging Perspectives of Social Group Work

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Haworth Press, 1991 - Health & Fitness - 133 pages
Learn how to provide concrete opportunities for acceptance and change in group work with multiethnic persons. Ethnicity and Biculturalism focuses on the use of the small group, in varied fields of practice, as a tool for affirming ethnic identity and heritage, simultaneously promoting intercultural acceptance and interdependence among group members. This resourceful book is filled with practice insights and practical games and exercises to aid in the development of a positive and empowering group experience.

Important contents covered in Ethnicity and Biculturalism:
  • Group training for utilization of social network as day-to-day problem-solving
  • Group work with transracial foster parents and children
  • Counseling groups for adolescents in multiethnic school environments
  • Issues of race, color, ethnicity, and class, and the ways they are attended to in groups
  • Using groups to manage ethnic diversity in the workplace
  • A multicultural perspective in working with family groups in cultural transition
  • Using single-session groups for cultural and work orientations of Vietnamese refugees
  • Issues of leadership in multiethnic group practice

    Students of social work will find this an indispensable book for learning how to help group members of many backgrounds develop knowledge, skills, and competence for living in today's multicultural environments in the United States and other countries. Students in the fields of mental health, social services, and education will find this book tailored for their needs, as will school counselors and social workers, employee assistance practitioners, and family and child counselors.

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