Multicultural Approaches in Caring for Children, Youth, and Their Families
Multicultural Approaches in Caring for Children, Youth, and Their Families emphasizes the importance of utilizing a pro-active, strengths-based practice strategy in working with multi-culturally diverse children, youth, families, organizations and communities.
The text adds to the body of child welfare practice knowledge by blending contemporary child issues with emphasis on practice skill enhancement. The book's authors have systematically focused on serving communities, child welfare organizations and families of different racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and structural backgrounds. Emphasis is placed on developing a pro-active, strengths-based practice strategy. Each chapter contains rich case examples wherein the respective authors present teaching points designed to further the reader's comprehension of knowledge for practice. Our book also contains new material on white ethnics, working with torture victims, issues surrounding fairness and equity in the child welfare system, and administrative, policy practices and their interface with multicultural dynamics in services to children, youth and families.
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community strengths and assets and examine the influence of loss experiences on the current situation . As one begins to prepare for engagement with each case , it is important to reflect on initial reactions and perceptions about each ...
Strengths Perspective Though the strengths perspective is one that today appears synonymous with the field of social work , it is a dramatic departure from the conventional foundation of social work practice ( Saleeby , 2002 ) .
Another one of the key terms in discussing the strengths perspective is resilience . Resilience refers to the ability to respond to adversity by recovering quickly and completely to misfortunes and challenges ( Kahn and Juster , 2002 ) ...