The gap between the theory and the practice of working with Black and minority ethnic groups presents an ongoing conundrum for social work. This exciting textbook presents a new theory based on a rich understanding of the constraints and creativities of practice.
Taking a transformative approach, this accessible textbook presents evidence from both academics and practitioners. Contributions draw on real-life practice scenarios and present case studies to illustrate the many dimensions of working in a diverse society, encouraging students and practitioners to form innovative solutions to service delivery.
Covering practice themes including risk, co-production, interpreting, multi-disciplinary working and personalisation, this is vital reading for all students in social work, and practitioners undertaking continuing professional development.
Publisher: Policy Press
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 240 x 172 x 13 mm
"A really interesting collection that looks in some depth at social work with BME individuals and communities. It is very diverse, allowing for some excellent practice-based contributions on quite specialist topics."Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff University
"An accessible, informed and critical exploration of social work with Black and minority ethnic groups. It is a valuable addition to the literature in promoting innovative approaches to good practice." Laura Penketh, Liverpool Hope University
"If you only buy one book this year, make it this one. Its wide-ranging reach offers a new paradigm for social work - one that places diversity at its heart, in a new vision of embedded transformatory practice." Professor Viviene Cree, University of Edinburgh
"This edited text offers a breadth of knowledge and literature on this subject, informed by chapters skilfully constructed by experts in the field." Jim Campbell, University College Dublin
"Exploring the complexity of anti-racist, and race equality practice, this book is essential reading for all those interested in transformatory practice with black and minority ethnic groups." Alastair Christie, University College Cork