Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families

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Elaine Piller Congress
Springer Publishing Company, 1997 - Social Science - 347 pages
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With a full third of the book completely rewritten and each chapter significantly updated, the editors bring together the latest in multicultural family research. Also featured are new and improved macro and micro methods of understanding the needs of new immigrants and diverse populations. An important revision of Dr. Congress's essential assessment technique, "the culturagram ," is also included. New and updated chapters include: " Handling post 9/11 complications for immigrants and refugees" culturally sensitive treatment ideas for Arab-American families" Working from an Afrocentric perspective" Understanding the needs of the new Russian, Asian, and Hispanic immigrants" Helping diverse HIV-affected families" Impact of ethnicity on incest treatments" Suicide attempts with adolescents " Importance of spirituality

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About the author (1997)

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.

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