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Culturally Diverse Populations: Reflections from Pioneers in Education and Research

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ISBN 9780789031983
Published June 17, 2009 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

The purpose of this book is to open a discourse on current and pertinent issues related to multicultural populations by the most noted experts and researchers in the field. This book offers an overview of the literature on multicultural issues and assesses its approach to the following issues: the stereotypic assumptions with regard to filial piety and Asian American populations, substance abuse within the Latino community, multicultural youth and elders, refugee and immigrant populations as well as vulnerable populations such as victims of political and sexual exploitation.

The aim is to provide a forum for educators in the field to present views regarding important issues for which there is no other venue. They are important for educators, practitioners, and students in the field to consider and discuss. These will serve as springboards for such discussion. Although references will be cited when appropriate, these will be position papers rather than research papers or reviews of the literature.

This book was based on a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Table of Contents

EDITOR’S FAREWELL  1. Introduction: Reflections from Pioneers in Education and Research on Culturally Diverse Populations  Diane de Anda  REFLECTIONS ON PRACTICE AND RESEARCH WITH MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, AND BEYOND  2. Ethnic Sensitive Social Work Practice: Back to the Future  Elfriede G. Schlesinger and Wynetta Devore  REFLECTIONS ON MULTICULTURALISM, ETHNIC-SENSITIVE PRACTICE, AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE  3. Multicultural Mistake  Charles Guzzetta  4. Ethnic-Sensitive Practice: Contradictions and Recommendations  Alfreda P. Iglehart and Rosina M. Becerra  5. Lessons from Marrano Beach: Attachment and Culture  Rita Ledesma  6. Cultural Competence: An Ethical Requirement  Paula Allen-Meares  REFLECTIONS ON THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS AND DIVERSITY "WITHIN"  7. Latino Population Growth, Characteristics and Language Capacities: Implications for Society, Services and Social Justice  Ramon M. Salcido  8. A Nation of Immigrants: A Call for a Specialization in Immigrant Well-Being  David W. Engstrom and Amy Okamura  9. Diversity in Diversity: Changing the Paradigm  Rowena Fong  10. Reflections on 30 Years of Advocacy, Thinking and Writing About Elderly Latinos  Alejandro Garcia  11. Latino Cultural Assets and Substance Abuse Services: Opportunity Knocks  Melvin Delgad and Lisa de Saxe Zerden  REFLECTIONS ON TEACHING ABOUT DIVERSE POPULATIONS  12. Reflections on Introducing Students to Multicultural Populations and Diversity Content  Diane de Anda  13. Creating a Diverse Spiritual Community: Reflections from a Spirituality and Social Work Practice Class  Sherri F. Seyfried  REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPACT OF STRUCTURAL FORCES ON OUR CLIENTS AND OURSELVES  14. Disparity/Inequity, Knowledge Production and Public Policy  Ruth Enid Zambrana and John K. Holton  15. Reflections on Meanings and Applications of Social Justice  Rita Takahashi  16. Mexican Migration for Dummies: What Social Workers and the Public Need to Know  Kurt C. Organista  17. Marches on Washington and the Black Protest Movement  Charles Green and Basil Wilson  18. Schooling and Globalization: What Do We Tell Our Kids and Clients? What Are We Being Told?  Carl A. Grant and Alicia Grant  REFLECTIONS ON THE EVOLUTION OF RACE CONSCIOUSNESS ACROSS THREE GENERATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATORS  19. A Journey Through the Prism of Race: An Evolution of Generational Consciousness  June G. Hopps, Elaine Pinderhughes and Tony B. Lowe

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Diane de Anda is Professor Emerita in the Department of Social Welfare at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. Her most recent books are entitled Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities and Social Work with Multicultural Youth.