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Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families, 3rd Edition

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Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families, 3rd Edition

SKU# 9780826108296


  • Elaine Congress
  • Manny Gonzalez DSW
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Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its third edition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culture may be understood and the impact of culture in working with families. Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to include a focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of a valuable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essential resource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment.

New chapters include:

  • Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families
  • Practice with Asian-American families
  • Practice with Native American and indigenous families
  • Practice with Hispanic families
  • Practice with Arab families
  • Practice with adolescents
  • Practice with families when there is risk of suicide
  • Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse
  • Practice with families around health issues
  • Legal issues with immigrants

Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 01, 2012
  • Page Count 408
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108296
  • EISBN 9780826108302

About The Author(s) 

Elaine Congress. DSW, MSSW

is Professor and Associate Dean at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She is also a co-director for the Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders a joint program of the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and the Gabelli School of Business . Her many publications have focused on cultural diversity, public health, social work ethics, and social work education. She has written seven books including

Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families, Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills, and Advocacy,


Social Work Ethics,

three of which have been translated into Korean.. She has held many leadership positions as President of the NYC Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), chair of the Publications Committee for the Council on Social Work Education, Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine, social work member of the Governing Council of the American Association of Public Health (APHA), and IFSW representative at the United Nations.

Table of Contents 

1 Using the Culturagram to Assess and Empower Culturally Diverse Families

2 Integrative Practice with Multicultural Families

3 Evidences-Based Models of Care with Multicultural Families

4 Managing Agencies for Multicultural Services

5 The Multicultural Triangle of the Child, the Family, and the School

6 Issues with Multicultural Adolescents

7 Young Working Men

8 Working with Culturally Diverse Older Adults

9 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

10 An Afrocentric Approach in Working with African American Families

11 Practice with Hispanic American Families

12 Practice with Asian American Families

13 Practice with Native American/Indigenous Families

14 Arab American Families: Assessment & Treatment

15 Practice with LGBT Individuals and Their Families

16 Spirituality and Culturally Diverse Families

17 Legal Issues That Impact Clinical Practice

18 Clinical Practice with Immigrants and Refugees

19 Trauma & Immigrant/Refugee Families

20 Working with HIV-Affected Culturally Diverse Families

21 Working with Families with Substance Abuse

22 Working with Domestic and Family Violence

23 Multicultural Populations & Suicide

24 Health & Disability in Multicultural Families

25 Ethical Issues & Future Discussions