This comprehensive social work book discusses how to work with clients of four major ethnic backgrounds: African-American, Latino/Hispanic-American, First Nations People, and Asians/Pacific Islanders. The book shows readers how to approach helping by first understanding the world view of each of these groups. Each chapter includes indigenous strategies and/or a biculturalization approach to assessments, interventions, and evaluations. Levels of practice include individuals, families, organizations, and communities. Each chapter includes case vignettes that illustrate the helping strategies. For social workers and social work students interested in culturally competent social work practice, or diversity practice.
Both student and professional social workers will appreciate this volume of essays on all aspects<-->overview of values, assessment, intervention, and evaluation<-->of working with diverse ethnic groups, written by American social work practitioners (and two graduate students). Fong (U. of Hawaii, Manoa) provides an initial background chapter and writes the book's conclusion with Furuto (Brigham Young U., Hawaii). The bulk of the book is made up of chapters on the values and ethics of various ethnic groups, and developing historically congruent intervention and evaluation skills for working with each group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)