African American Leadership: An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History by Iris B. Carlton-LaNey, Editor
Sixteen painstakingly researched chapters, written by social workers, highlight the distinct roles of African American social work pioneers from the 1890s through the 1940s. The book discusses the birth of social welfare activities, both informal and formal, and introduces founding members of organizations such as the National Urban League and the National Association of Colored Women. Written from a social work perspective and framed within a historical context, these profiles and their accompanying lessons help today’s practitioner make the connection to current issues.
Mentoring Women for Leadership: Empowering the Next Generation by Saundra H. Starks, Gayle M. Mallinger, Christa C. Gilliam, Halaevalu F. O. Vakalahi, and Cathryne L. Schmitz
This book can serve as a guide for educators, students, practitioners, and administrators to support the growth and development of female leaders. It includes a historical, global overview of women in social work, political, social justice, and other leadership positions. It provides theoretical frameworks and practical knowledge and skills related to leadership development, including the pipelines and pathways for preparing and supporting women in leadership.
Multiracial Cultural Attunement by Kelly Faye Jackson and Gina Miranda Samuels
In this book, Jackson and Samuels draw from their own research and direct practice with multiracial individuals and families, and also a rich interdisciplinary science and theory base, to share their model of multiracial cultural attunement. Core to this model are the four foundational principles of critical multiraciality, multidimensionality and intersectionality, social constructivism, and social justice. Throughout, the authors demonstrate how to collaboratively nurture clients’ emerging identities, identify struggles and opportunities, and deeply engage clients’ strengths and resiliencies.
Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services by Elaine Pinderhughes, Vanessa Jackson, and Patricia A. Romney, Editors
This book expands the perspective on the operation of power in the work of all human services providers. As a first reader on how power operates, this resource provides a base on which to build a more in-depth, detailed conceptualization as training or work progresses. The chapters in the book address the following: multilevel, bidirectional, recursive operation of power; effects of privilege, power, holding and subordination, and non-privilege to empower and to disempower; and enhancing, transforming, constraining, and undermining people’s functioning.
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