Black issues in social work and social care

Black issues in social work and social care

by Mekada Graham

Paperback(First Edition)

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This book builds upon popular texts addressing anti-discriminatory frameworks but focuses specifically upon black perspectives in social work. It addresses new developments and charts the impact of social changes and new literature shaping social work the

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861348456
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 06/27/2007
Series: BASW/Policy Press titles
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Mekada Graham, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, USA. She was formerly Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at the University of
Hertfordshire in England and has written widely on social work and black communities including African-centred approaches to social work.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Anti-discriminatory social work in context; Rethinking oppression and social divisions; Children and families; Mental health; Disability; Ageing.

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"Mekada Graham's work is clearly monumental, placing black people's experiences, values and worldviews as the foci for creating innovative methods of social work practice at both the micro and macro levels of intervention. This approach gives social work a wider and deeper arsenal to advance its official agenda of positive human transformation for all." Professor Jerome Schiele, Morgan State University

"This book challenges many of the underlying assumptions of the social work profession and institutional response to need. It addresses the lack of responsiveness to the experiences of Blacks and highlights the tendency of systems of care to provide cookie cutter approaches to expressed need, putting the issue of race front and centre in the provision of goods and services. A must read." E. Jane Middleton, Chair, Dept of Social Work Education, California State University, Fresno

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