9780195301182

Social Work with Latinos A Cultural Assets Paradigm

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195301182

  • ISBN10:

    0195301188

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-09-07
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

"Social Work with Latinos outlines a solid framework for understanding and helping Latino clients. Unlike any other textbook, this practical guide focuses on cultural assets, illustrating how helping professionals can draw on the strengths and unique characteristics of the community when designing programs and interventions."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography


Melvin Delgado, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Macro Practice at Boston University School of Social Work. Dr. Delgado has devoted his professional life to working in and researching undervalued communities in the United States, with particular focus on Latinos and community asset paradigms.

Table of Contents

PART I. SETTING THE STAGE
Chapter 1. Context Grounding
3(18)
Chapter 2. Demographic Profile, Trends, and Commentary
21(50)
Chapter 3. Profile of Latinos' Health
71(29)
Chapter 4. Best Practices with Latinos
100(27)
PART II. A CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATION: ACCESS, CULTURE, AND ASSETS
Chapter 5. Access Challenges to Service Delivery
127(14)
Chapter 6. Latino Cultural Values and Beliefs
141(26)
Chapter 7. A Cultural Assets Paradigm: A Conceptual Foundation
167(24)
PART III. A VIEW FROM THE FIELD
Chapter 8. Practice Applications and Considerations
191(31)
Chapter 9. Epilogue
222(11)
References 233(74)
Index 307

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