Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447322627 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447322610 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Social Work in a Diverse Society

Transformative Practice with Black and Ethnic Minority Individuals and Communities

Edited by Charlotte Williams and Mekada J. Graham

Social Work in a Diverse Society

Edited by Charlotte Williams and Mekada J. Graham

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447322627 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447322610 Published June 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Understanding how to work with racially and ethnically diverse populations is crucial to effective social work practice and planning, and it will only become more so as society continues to become more diverse. This textbook brings together academics and practitioners, who draw on real-life scenarios and detailed case studies to help social workers consider the many dimensions of working in a diverse society and to enable them to uncover innovative, well-tailored ways to ensure successful delivery of essential services.
Contents
Part I: Theory and practice;
Building Transformative Practice: What does the theory say? ~ Charlotte Williams and Mekada Graham;
‘Pushing theory’: Critical cultural competence in social work practice: case example from Northern Ireland ~ Chaitali Das and Julia Ahmed;
Part II: Practice themes;
Risk and Safety: The Strengths-based Approach in Child Protection with Black and Minority Ethnic Families ~ Claudia Bernard & Dawn Haughton;
Personalisation and older people from minority ethnic groups ~ Nicola Moran;
Narrative and Story-telling in Assessment : An example of work with Muslim youth ~ Lena Robinson and Rafik Gardee;
Interpreting: One size fits all? English language an essential component of social work? ~ Sian Lucas; 
Multi-Disciplinary working: Working with cultural diversity: lessons from mental health practice ~ Frank Keating & Stefan Brown;
Co-Production: Working alongside refugees and asylum seekers: ‘Popular’ social work in action in Britain ~ Michael Lavalette and Rhetta Moran;
Consultation and civic participation ~ Charlotte Williams and Tue Hong Barker;
Outreach: Care experiences amongst Gypsy/Traveller families ~ Dan Allen and Sarah Cemlyn;
Intellectual Disability, Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity ~ Raghu Raghavan;
Self care and Social Work ~ Charlotte Williams and Mekada Graham;
Evaluation: serious case reviews and anti-racist practice ~ Kish Bhatti Sinclair;
Conclusion: Emergent theory for practice ~ Charlotte Williams and Mekada Graham
Review Quotes
Vivienne Cree, University of Edinburgh
“If you only buy one book this year, make it this one. Its wide-ranging reach offers a new paradigm for social work—one that places diversity at its heart, in a new vision of embedded transformatory practice.”
Jim Campbell, University College Dublin
“This edited text offers a breadth of knowledge and literature on this subject, informed by chapters skillfully constructed by experts in the field.”
Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff University
“A really interesting collection that looks in some depth at social work with black and minority ethnic individuals and communities. It is very diverse, allowing for some excellent practice-based contributions on quite specialist topics.”
Laura Penketh, Liverpool Hope University
“An accessible, informed, and critical exploration of social work with black and minority ethnic groups. It is a valuable addition to the literature in promoting innovative approaches to good practice.”
Alastair Christie, University College Cork
Exploring the complexity of anti-racist and race equality practice, this book is essential reading for all those interested in transformatory practice with black and minority ethnic groups.”
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