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Be more effective by understanding African American families from an intergenerational perspective
Social workers looking to provide competent practice with African American families may be more effective by using a new strengths-based approach from an intergenerational perspective. Social Work Practice with African American Families presents a comprehensive look at this new approach to view, assess, and provide services to multigenerational families and communities. It closely examines this useful innovative framework which encourages opportunities for action to create solutions for survival and change. The approach dynamically considers the changing demographics in American society, key issues, and the various challenges pertinent to the African American community.
This text offers a strong, culturally competent approach to social work practice for African American families that takes into consideration the latest policies, programs, and demographic changes. It also incorporates the voices of African American families, along with teaching that focuses on strengths derived from the transfer of information and support between multiple generations. The book is extensively referenced and provides tables to clearly present data. Topics discussed include:
Social Work Practice with African American Families is a valuable resource for social workers, counselors, educators, and students in African American studies and family studies.
Part I: The Intergenerational Perspective 1. African-American Families Across Generations - Cheryl Waites 2. Intergenerational Perspective - Cheryl Waites Part II: Intergenerational Practice and Programs 3. Genograms with African-American Families: Considering Cultural Context - Annie McCullough-Chavis and Cheryl Waites 4. Health: Intergenerational Insights and Action - Makeba Thomas, Elijah Mickel and Bernice W. Liddie-Hamilton 5. Raising Saints in Exile: Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer in a Storefront-Sanctified Church - Deidre Helen Crumbley 6. The Increase in Intergenerational African-American Families Headed by Grandmothers - Dorothy S. Ruiz and Iris B. Carlton-LaNey 7. Intergenerational Family Influences on the Education of African-American Children - Sheara A. Williams, Monica Terrell Leach and Laurie B. Welch Family Survival: Passing the Intergenerational Torch - Andrea Stewart