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Social work with immigrants and refugees : legal issues, clinical skills, and advocacy

Author: Fernando Chang-Muy; Elaine Piller Congress
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
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This volume discusses the legal and practical issues faced by social workers who serve immigrants. Topics discussed include current trends, policy and advocacy methods, and the need for cultural competence. The editors intend for it to assist social service professionals and students develop more cultural sensitivity and work more effectively with immigrants. They have included coverage of the latest aspects of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fernando Chang-Muy; Elaine Piller Congress
ISBN: 9780826133359 0826133355
OCLC Number: 232129958
Description: xxix, 466 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Overview. 1. Introduction: legal and social work issues with immigrants / Elaine Congress. Current trends in immigration --
Reasons for migration --
History of immigration in the United States --
Implications for social work practice and education --
2. Legal classifications of immigrants / Fernando Chang-Muy. Short-term entrance to the United States --
Remaining in the United States permanently --
Exclusion from entering the United States --
Deportation after entering the United States --
Paths to citizenship --
pt. 2: Immigration and social work practice. 3. Culturally competent social work practice with immigrant populations / Carmen Ortiz Hendricks. Immigration patterns in the United States --
Defining culturally competent social work practice --
Cultural competency in agency practice --
Recommendations for successful CCSWP with immigrant populations --
4. Theory and social work practice with immigrant populations / Betty Garcia. The role of theory and concepts in guiding practice --
Conceptual and theoretical resources for practice with immigrant populations --
Empowerment theory --
Cultural competence --
Strength-based practice --
Ecosystems theory --
Family systems theory --
Oppression concepts --
Practitioner self-awareness --
5. Social work and physical health issues of immigrants / Sarah Blair Smith. Federal legislation affecting immigrant health care --
Health care available for immigrants --
Barriers to health care for immigrants --
Immigrant health issues --
Special populations --
Implications for social work practice --
6. Mental health issues in new immigrant communities / Denise Michultka. Cultural definition of mental health --
Resiliency in immigrant populations --
Phases of immigrant adjustment --
Immigrants and trauma --
Psychosocial assessment with new immigrant individuals --
Individual intervention strategies with new immigrants --
Culturally competent mental health services --
Family or community interventions --
Immigrant children and mental health --
7. Avoiding unintended consequences in civil advocacy for criminally charged immigrants / Alina Das. Common criminal grounds that trigger negative immigration consequences --
How civil legal aid organizations and advocates can help --
8. Immigrants and employment / Marielena Hincapie. An overview of immigrant workers and their contributions --
Low-wage immigrant workers --
Contributions of immigrant workers --
Are immigrant workers protected by U.S. laws? --
What barriers prevent immigrant workers from exercising their workplace rights? pt. 3: Children and family issues. 9. Immigrant children and education / Len Rieser. Expectations of school and education : an overview --
Education law and policy in the United States --
Roles and responsibilities of parents --
Language access --
School age --
Enrollment and school placement --
Course placement and instruction --
Student rights in school --
School records and the right to information --
Parental involvement in school activities --
10. Women, gender-based violence, and immigration / Sujata Warrier and Jennifer Rose. Violence against women in immigrant and refugee communities --
Dynamics, risk factors, and consequences of violence against immigrant women --
Implications for social workers and social service agencies --
11. Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants / Rachel B. Tiven and Victoria Neilson. Historical background --
Immigration based on family reunification : denial of family recognition --
Immigration based on asylum --
Special issues relating to transgender immigrants --
Challenges facing LGBT newcomers --
Challenges facing the practitioner in a social service setting --
Recommendations for working with transgender clients --
12. Older adult immigrants in the United States : issues and services / Patricia Brownell and Robin Creswick Fenley. Sociodemographics of older adult immigrants in the United States --
Socioeconomic characteristics of older adult immigrants in the United States --
Issues related to older adult immigrants in the United States --
Special elderly immigrant populations --
Assessment instruments for older adult immigrants and mental health --
Interventions for older adult immigrants in the United States --
pt. 4: Immigration policy. 13. Overview of immigrant eligibility for federal programs / Tanya Broder. Immigrant eligibility restrictions --
Overview of barriers that impede access to benefits for immigrants --
Developing a strategy for change --
14. Social workers and immigrant advocacy / Jasmeet Kaur Sidhu. The importance of immigrant advocacy --
Individual advocacy for immigrant clients --
Macro advocacy for social change --
Creating an effective advocacy strategy --
Planning an effective advocacy campaign --
Types of advocacy organizations --
Partisan election-related activities --
Lobbying --
Immigrant advocacy success stories --
[15.] Epilogue / Elaine Congress and Fernando Chang-Muy. Globalization --
Climate change --
Technology --
Immigration policy.
Responsibility: Fernando Chang-Muy, Elaine P. Congress, editors.
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