Critical Race Studies
Growing up mixed race – mental health and well-being
Insightful book exploring mixed race children's experiences of racism, discrimination and identity confusion, and their impact on mental health.
Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Match"
Transracial adoption is a lifelong journey, complex and challenging. But it can work well for kids and families when parents are prepared to form new ideas and look at it from a different perspective.
Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness
In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment. Ryde offers a model for 'white awareness' in a diverse society and offers advice on how to implement white awareness training in an organization.
Based on research, this book provides an insight into parenting and the lives of families from a range of diverse ethnic groupings living in the United Kingdom.
The Research Reviewed
Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice.
The authors consider how ethnicity is defined, and how the field of mental health has developed in the West according to Western concepts of health and well-being, and show how an understanding of the key practice issues and policy and academic debates can enable professionals to develop and fine-tune their cultural competence.
Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice
The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services.
The contributors analyse the implications of social exclusion, offering suggestions for good practice in the allocation of housing for black and other ethnic minority groups. This book shows how racism and the shortage of housing workers from black and other ethnic minorities constrain the choices available to these groups.
Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land
Working through oral traditions, this book illustrates the importance of spirituality and the family in African-Caribbean culture. The author shows how inter-generational conversations, where elders share personal experiences and reflections from their life, educate the younger generation and contribute to their sense of identity.
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