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African-American Social Workers and Social Policy.

Author: Carlton Munson; Tricia Bent-Goodley
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Social work practice in action African-American social workers and social policy
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Critical analyses of policies that significantly affect African-American families and communities! African-American Social Workers and Social Policy is the first book of its kind to combine the voices of African-American social work professionals on social policy in one volume. You'll learn about the impact of health, child welfare, and aging, the implications of welfare reform, and the harsh statistics about race  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Munson, Carlton.
African-American Social Workers and Social Policy.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carlton Munson; Tricia Bent-Goodley
ISBN: 1306854172 9781306854177 0789016214 9780789016218 9781317788331 1317788338
OCLC Number: 995215838
Language Note: English.
Notes: Emerging Opportunities.
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; 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. African-American Grandparent Caregivers: Eliminating Double Jeopardy in Social PolicyGuardians 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 EthnicityRace and Mental Illness in Historical Perspective: 1763-1963; The Quantification of 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 PoliciesHealth 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.
Series Title: Social work practice in action African-American social workers and social policy

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Critical analyses of policies that significantly affect African-American families and communities! African-American Social Workers and Social Policy is the first book of its kind to combine the voices of African-American social work professionals on social policy in one volume. You'll learn about the impact of health, child welfare, and aging, the implications of welfare reform, and the harsh statistics about race and imprisonment from respected practitioners in the field. Each chapter ends with recommendations for policy advocacy, giving you the tools you need to help reform the syst.

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