Cross-cultural Social Work Practice

Cross-cultural Social Work Practice

Purpose and Meaning

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Harper-Dorton (social work, West Virginia U.) and the late Lantz (social work, Ohio State U.) describe a framework for working with diverse ethnic and cultural populations to improve the cross-cultural competence of social work practitioners. It covers the experiences of immigrants, refugees, trauma victims, and clients from diverse backgrounds, such as Vietnam veterans; women; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual clients; the elderly; migrating and Appalachian clients; and those from different ethnic backgrounds. Case studies are incorporated. Two new chapters are added to this edition, on cross-cultural helping from an existential perspective and the role of cross-cultural concerns in competent social work practice. In addition, other information has been updated, and the chapter on traumatized clients has been expanded. The title on the cover is Cross-Cultural Practice: Social Work with Diverse Populations, while the title page lists Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice: Purpose and Meaning. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Cultural awareness in the helping professions is crucial to providing the best possible care. In this expanded new edition of Cross-Cultural Practice, the authors uniquely present factors common to diverse ethnic and cultural populations that are useful in building cross-cultural competence. Building on the existential concepts of Victor Frankl, the text provides a framework for helping families and individuals discover meaning and meaning opportunities in daily living.

The book is organized into chapters dedicated to specific population profiles. New chapters give an overview of key concepts used throughout the book and summarize the authors' theoretical approach toward cross-cultural practice.

Publisher: Chicago :, Lyceum Books,, [2007]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: © 2007
ISBN: 9780925065766
Characteristics: xii, 220 pages ; 23 cm


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