Social Work Practice with African American Families.
xvii, 204 p.
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This text offers a culturally competent approach to social work practice for African-American families that takes into consideration the latest policies, programs, and demographic changes. This approach also incorporates the voice of African-American families, along with teaching that focuses on strengths derived from the transfer of information and support between multiple generations. Topics discussed include: the importance of strong kinship bonds; demographic changes; mutually supportive intergenerational relationships; intergenerational policy; intergenerational programs; cultural genograms; assessment issues; Family Group Conferencing with African-American families; long term care giving issues; intergenerational influences on education; the role of intergenerational knowledge transfer in church; and community programming. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
social work; child welfare services; African Americans; cultural competency; service delivery; promising practices