African American Community Practice Models

African American Community Practice Models : Historical and Contemporary Responses

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African American Community Practice Models shows you what you can "see" and "learn" when people of African American descent are put in the center of community analysis and change. This text celebrates African American experiences and challenges you to understand the black experience from the inside out rather than from the outside in. The contributors provide excellent historical and current case studies of leaders and programs that provide you with models for program and community development in African American communities today. For the contemporary social worker, these historical comparisons reveal what strategies have been needed in African American communities in the past because of political and social climates. The studies of current successful programs instruct those in community-based African American programs, general service networks, and students on how to continue to better serve the black community.The contributing authors use a new lens for understanding social welfare history and social service development. They encourage social workers to explore new model-building and to pursue new knowledge about African Americans in the social work classroom. In addition to tracing the history of community development, African American Community Practice Models specifically:

presents the black community from a position of strength and leadership

documents leadership in the black community to ground national advocacy organizations

traces women's leadership in community development

documents the unrecognized history of African Americans in the development of the Settlement Movement

highlights examples of current self-help programs sponsored by African American communities to change negative behavior patterns

documents the impact of racism on service delivery and the response to develop community support programs

presents a challenge to expand community development for both internal and external advocacyProfessors of the core courses in social work--HBSE, research, policy, and practice--and of specialized courses in community practice, macropractice, and African Americans would benefit from teaching from African American Community Practice Models. Students and faculty in these and other study areas concerned with this community will get community tactics and program development ideas from this book that connect with African American people. The importance of community development from within the African American community, historical and current methods of dealing with the ongoing impact of racism and economic disadvantage, the responsibility of professionals and community leaders to build empowerment strategies within African American communities, and the need to advocate for rights and opportunities in larger society for black Americans are key issues addressed throughout the book, which begins to fill the void of positive presentations of black community development.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7.37mm | 227g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138966258
  • 9781138966253

Table of contents

Introduction: Social Work's Historical and Contemporary Responses to African Americans Through Community Practice

Urban African American Community Development in the Progressive Era
George and Birdye Haynes' Legacy to Community Practice
Lawrence Oxley and Locality Development: Black Self-Help in North Carolina 1925-1928
HIV/AIDS Prevention in the African American Community: An Integrated Community-Based Practice Approach
Redirecting the Lives of Urban Black Males: An Assessment of Milwaukee's Midnight Basketball League
Reference Notes Included
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