Social Work with Latinos: Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780190684792

Melvin Delgado
352 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2017
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The focus on Latinos in the United States has generally overlooked key social-economic-political dimensions that are not only growing in importance, but may ultimately hold an important key to how well this group does in the immediate and distant future in the country. The approximate ten-year period since this text's initial publication has witnessed an increase in scholarship and new social-political-economic developments regarding this population group. Social Work with Latinos, Second Edition captures these advances and adds to the existing body of work in this area. In particular, this revised edition provides an up-to-date demographic profile; identifies the rewards and challenges for the development of social work interventions focused on Latinos; includes a conceptual foundation from which to develop social work strategies for outreach, engagement, service-provision, and evaluation; features a series of case illustrations to highlight how cultural competency/humility can unfold to better reach this population group; grounds the Latino experience within a social, economic, cultural, and political context; and provides recommendations for social work education, research and practice.


Section 1: Setting the Context
Chapter 1: Foundation/Overview
Chapter 2: Demographics (Profile and Projections)
Chapter 3: Profile of Latinos' Health Needs
Chapter 4: Access Challenges and Barriers to Services
Chapter 5: Latino Best Practice Principles and Themes
Chapter 6: Cultural Assets Paradigm
Chapter 7: Latino Cultural Values
Section 2: A View from the Field of Practice (micro, mezzo and macro)
Chapter 8: Cultural Assets in Action
Chapter 9: Social Interventions
Chapter 10: Practice Applications and Considerations

About the author: 

Melvin Delgado, PhD, Professor of Social Work & Co-Director, Center on Addictions Research and Services (CARS), Boston University School of Social Work. Dr. Delgado has devoted his professional career to practice and scholarly writing on urban communities with a special focus on Latinos and other people of color.

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