NASW Press Titles in Celebration of Black History Month

Feb 5, 2019

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by Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Editor, examines contemporary and historical issues that have affected black marriages, relationships, and families. It can be used by couples to explore some of the challenges they experience in their marriages to support healthy relationship building. The book also serves as a resource and provides practical approaches for practitioners.

 by Elizabeth Pathy Salett and Diane R. Koslow, Editors, discusses the 2. Multicultural Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Identityrelationshipbetween race, ethnicity, sense of self, and the development of individual and group identity. In the past 30 years, the United States has undergone an unprecedented and accelerated growth in the diversity of its population. These changes affect all elements of our society, underscoring the need for an informed and knowledgeable public that can understand, respect, and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.

 by Alma J. Carten, presents an insightful overview of American social welfare developments over a critical 50-year period, when social welfare policy was expanded to new heights through New Deal and civil rights legislation followed by conservative attacks on the foundation of these progressive policy reforms.

 by Elaine Pinderhughes, Vanessa Jackson, and Patricia A. Romney, expands the4.	Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services 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 nonprivilege to empower and to disempower; and enhancing, transforming, constraining, and undermining people’s functioning.

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