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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Despite the best efforts of many individuals seeking to create fair policies over the 40 years since the Civil Rights Act , unequal treatment and inequities similar to those cited earlier in the chapter continue to pervade many aspects ...
The majority of the prisoners are drug users who could benefit from treatment . ... though most of the inmates were in prison for drug offenses , while they were in prison , little or no attempt was made to treat their drug problem .
However , both Takeuchi , Sue , and Yeh ( 1995 ) and Yeh , Takeuchi , and Sue ( 1994 ) reported that clients entering ethnic - specific programs had higher scores of functioning on the Global Assessment Scale upon entering treatment ...