By Siobhan Laird
Anti-Oppressive Social paintings: A advisor for constructing Cultural Competence aims to enhance social paintings education and perform by way of arguing thorough knowing of people's values, social norms, and kin preparations are an important to reaching culturally delicate perform. The ebook strikes past conventional conceptions of anti-oppressive and anti-racist perform via exploring the cultural heritages of a few of the most ethnic minorities dwelling within the uk, and by means of making a choice on the numerous types that racism can take.
Read or Download Anti-Oppressive Social Work: A Guide for Developing Cultural Competence PDF
Similar social work books
Perform matters in Sexuality and studying Disabilities explores the sexual behaviour of individuals with studying problems and addresses problems with difficulty reminiscent of sexual abuse, HIV and AIDS, carrier provision for these from ethnic minorities, the improvement of coverage instructions and the implementation of such instructions during this intensely own quarter.
The guide is written in an available layout with plentiful workouts and handouts, all designed for simple photocopying. Its nice virtue is the material's transferability throughout all disciplines making it acceptable to all execs operating with weak adults. each one bankruptcy deals an introductory dialogue of a selected subject or query, resembling how you can establish sorts of grownup abuse and the way to debate and reply to a disclosure, highlighting the problems which may be linked to this type of delicate dialogue.
Followed individuals face demanding situations their complete lives as they fight to respond to the main simple query: Who am I? The wish of open adoption is that followed young ones will advance superior identities in the event that they have the option to improve fit ongoing relationships with their households of beginning. Making Room in Our Hearts bargains an intimate examine how those relationships evolve through the years, with real-life tales from households who've skilled open adoption first-hand.
By means of making particular linkages either to social paintings perform and to the historical past of administration inspiration, masking the speedily increasing box of nonprofit reports, and incorporating administration ways from Henri Fayol's rules to overall caliber administration, this pioneering paintings grounds the perform of social management within the occupation of social paintings and agency-based perform larger than any textual content almost immediately on hand.
- Welfare and Human Nature: The Human Subject in Twentieth-Century Social Politics
- Understanding Children's Social Care: Politics, Policy and Practice
- Loss and Grief: A Guide for Human Services Practitioners
- Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology
Additional resources for Anti-Oppressive Social Work: A Guide for Developing Cultural Competence
Qxd 38 12/20/2007 7:35 PM Page 38 Anti-Oppressive Social Work Un ive rsi ty o fD un de e relation and culture in the assessment of older people’ (Department of Health & Social Services Inspectorate, 1998: 8). It concluded that social work staff ‘required skills in antidiscriminatory practice and cultural sensitivity’ (1998: 8). , 2000). The anxiety of white social-work staff meant that in many areas of service provision they tended to withdraw from work with ethnic-minority service-users. Instead, they over-relied on black colleagues, who in turn resented the allocation of service-users on the basis of their ethnicity and the assumption of racialised experiences (O’Neale, 2000: 3; Goldstein, 2002: 771–2).
This ignores power imbalances between different ethnic groups and the degree to which ethnicity can be a coerced identity, forced on one social group by another. Jenkins (1997: 22–3) addresses this problem by referring to processes of group identification and social categorisation. Group identification is a process of self-ascription, meaning people elect to belong to a social group on the basis of shared roots, culture and interests. They experience a sense of belongingness to that social group and identify themselves as members of it.
At the same time minority cultures interact with that of the majority white population and influence what it means to be British. Hall (1992b) makes a case for dispensing with the idea of an ‘essential black subject’ who is defined by the oppression of white people and portrayed as having an identity dominated by the experience of racism. Hall (1992b: 254) asserts that there is an ‘extraordinary diversity of subjective positions, social experiences and cultural identities which compose the category “black”’.