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African-American social workers and social policy

Author: Tricia B Bent-Goodley; Brooke Stiles; Angela E Sussewell
Publisher: New, York, New York ; Oxfordshire, England : Routledge, 2009. ©2003
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African-American social workers and social policy.
New, York, New York ; Oxfordshire, England : Routledge, 2009, ©2003
xvi, 191 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tricia B Bent-Goodley; Brooke Stiles; Angela E Sussewell
ISBN: 9781315809038 1315809036
OCLC Number: 882247902
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations, tables
Contents: * About the Editor * Contributors * Preface * Acknowledgments * Chapter 1. The Role of African-American Social Workers in Social Policy * Literature Review * Methodology * Findings * Discussion * Implications * Conclusion * Chapter 2. Implications of Social Security Reform for Wealth Development Among African Americans * Wealth in the African-American Community * Social Security Reform and African-American Wealth * Meeting the Shortfall * Implications for Social Work Practice * Conclusion * Chapter 3. Elderly African-American Grandparent Caregivers: Eliminating Double Jeopardy in Social Policy * Guardians of Generations: African-American Grandparents * Grandparent Caregivers--Emerging Public Policy * The Increase in Grandparent Caregivers: A Combination of Individual and Systemic Factors * Double Jeopardy * Predatory Practices and Policy Recommendations * Special Challenges for the African-American Community * Conclusion * Chapter 4. Child Welfare Policies and African-American Families * Background of Selected Problems * Prevalence of Foster Care * Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 * 1994 Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) * Adoption Initiative of 1996 * Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 * Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) * Implications of Child Welfare Policies for African Americans * Conclusion * Chapter 5. From Paper to People: An Analysis of Critical Welfare Reform Issues Affecting the Black Community * Unequal Outcomes * The Black Perspective and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) * Multidimensional Policy Framework * Policy Implications * Conclusion * Chapter 6. The Policy Implications of the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, Race, Culture, and Ethnicity * Race and Mental Illness in Historical Perspective: 1763-1963 * The Quantification and Psychiatric Misery * Prevalence and Incidence of Mental Illness by Race * Historic Patterns of Utilization of Mental Health Service by Race * The Surgeon General's Report 2001: Correcting the Past, Charting the Future * Policy Implications * Conclusion * Chapter 7. African-American Women and Health Disparities: Implications of Race, Class, and Gender * Income, Education, and Access * Health Care Practices and Policies * Health Policy and African-American Women: Opportunities to Advance Black Women's Health * Conclusion * Chapter 8. Policy Implications of the Criminal Justice System for African-American Families and Communities * Current Criminal Justice Statistics * Major Criminal Justice Issues for African Americans * Implications * Systemic Issues to Be Addressed * Public Policy Advocacy * Lessons from Our History * Conclusion * Chapter 9. Genetics: The Social Policy Implications for African Americans * Why African Americans Should Be Concerned About Genetics * Background * Emerging Opportunities * The Challenges * Implications * Conclusion * Chapter 10. A Policy Action Agenda (Tricia B. Bent-Goodley) * Index * Reference Notes Included
Responsibility: Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, editor ; cover design by Brooke Stiles ; cover logo illustration by Angela E. Sussewell.

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