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Currently, about 5.4 million South Asians live in the United States, with family origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Bhutan. When working with South Asian clients, it is crucial to understand their level of acculturation to the mainstream and the profound impact it has on their stress levels, coping mechanisms, and lived experiences. Hence, an intricate understanding of their immigration history, struggles with the immigration systems, and strong reliance on familial values is extremely important to serve them in a culturally responsive manner.
South Asians in the United States, South Asians explores the immigration patterns, religious diversity, and languages and cultures that shape this community. Using an intersectionality framework, the authors bring together previously fragmented research into this population and explain through case studies the topics particularly relevant to South Asians, including domestic violence, mental health, parenting, gender and sexual orientation, workplace barriers, and aging.
In the second edition of Lessons from Abroad, editors Amy Restorick Roberts and M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad bring together top scholars who share their expertise about approaches for understanding and addressing an array of global challenges through policy and practice examples from both developing and developed countries.
Chapters examine distinct content areas, such as child welfare, aging, the climate crisis, and forced migration. Other chapters more broadly address global issues directly aligned with the values and professional ethics of social work, including environmental justice, the alleviation of poverty, social security, and community development. One chapter is devoted to the international social welfare treaties and conventions that affect social welfare and social work practice around the world, and the final chapter provides a thoughtful review of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and discusses the 2030 Agenda, examining implementation strategies and the contributions of social work.
As students of social work or other human services professions, it is essential that we understand how economic well-being—or the lack thereof—shapes people’s lives. To use a person-in-environment framework, we must appreciate the challenges faced by our clients, including their access to financial resources and their level of economic functioning. In this groundbreaking text, Deborah M. Figart and Ellen Mutari make the study of economic life accessible, applicable, and exciting.
An understanding of the economy is also essential when we incorporate data into our proposals and program assessment, and when we advocate for public policy initiatives on behalf of the constituencies we serve. Economic Well-Being introduces the reader to key economic indicators used to define problems, such as unemployment and underemployment, inflation, recessions, income and wealth inequality, poverty, and discrimination. Such evidence can be crucial for justifying budgets, projecting needs, and writing grant proposals.
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