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Ethnicity and Social Work Practice
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Ethnicity and Social Work Practice

Carole B. Cox and Paul H. Ephross

Abstract

Diversity has become a keynote feature of our society and social workers are increasingly finding themselves working with clients from a multitude of backgrounds and cultures. In order to work effectively with these groups and communities, it is imperative that they understand the significance of ethnicity and the ways in which it influences perceptions, behaviors, and responses to interventions. Knowledge is a prerequisite for such understanding and therefore critical for meaningful practice. However, knowledge is not the sole factor necessary for establishing social work relationships. The s ... More

Keywords: ethnic lens, culture, diversity, clients, ethnic population

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195099317
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099317.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carole B. Cox, author
Catholic University of America

Paul H. Ephross, author
University of Maryland at Baltimore