This book is distinguished by the anthropological or ethnographic approach to cross-cultural or multicultural social work practice. James Green is an anthropologist who brings a unique perspective to social work practice, moving well beyond cultural "sensitivity" to issues of professional practice. The book is based on an established model, that of "help-seeking behavior," that is also widely used in cross-cultural psychiatric and medical work. New topics addressed in this edition include the recent DSM-IV (with its first-time inclusion of a section on "cultural formations"); post-modernism in the social services, with its emphasis on narratives as a means of understanding cases; cultural competence and qualitative evaluation in agencies; new material on work with translators; and the emergence of biracial and bicultural consciousness in American popular culture. The chapters on major ethnic groups in America have been updated with current material from the social services literature. Anthropologists, social workers, therapists, and psychologists.
Brings together current information and recent theoretical advances in cross-cultural practice, guiding students through real-life service issues and providing explanations for the unique challenges of multicultural service delivery. Activities at the end of each chapter are keyed to chapter topics and can be used by individuals and small groups to promote specific skills. This third edition expands material on areas such as biracial issues, and contains new case studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.