Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees: Legal Issues, Clinical Skills, and Advocacy

Editor: Chang-Muy, Fernando
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Single-User Purchase Price: $79.99
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ISBN: 978-0-82-612668-9
Category: Social Sciences - Sociology
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Available
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This second edition has been updated to reflect key policy changes at the state and federal levels affecting social work with immigrants and refugees. The authors have expanded their coverage of transnationalism, microaggressions, and public health and community issues, and each chapter features updated case studies on the most critical issues immigrants face today: legal processes, physical and mental health issues, employment difficulties, family conflicts, and more.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Authors
  • Contributors
  • Foreword - Diane Drachman
  • Foreword - Frank Sharry
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction: Legal and Social Work Issues With Immigrants - Elaine P. Congress
  • Current Issues in U.S. Immigration
  • Reasons for Migration
  • History of Immigration in the United States
  • Implications for Social Work Practice and Education
  • 2. Legal Classifications of Immigrants - Fernando Chang-Muy
  • Entering the United States Temporarily as a Nonimmigrant
  • Entering or Remaining in the United States Permanently
  • Exclusion From Entering the United States
  • Deportation After Entering the United States
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Case Studies
  • 3. Culturally Competent Social Work Practice With Immigrant Populations - Carmen Ortiz Hendricks & Elaine P. Congress
  • Immigration Patterns in the United States
  • Defining Culturally Competent Social Work Practice
  • Cultural Competency in Agency Practice
  • Recommendations for Successful CCSWP With Immigrant Populations
  • Case Studies
  • 4. Theory and Social Work Practice With Immigrant Populations - Betty Garcia
  • The Role of Theory and Concepts in Guiding Practice
  • Conceptual and Theoretical Resources for Practice With Immigrant Populations
  • Empowerment Theory
  • Cultural Competence
  • Strength-Based Practice
  • Ecosystems Theory
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Oppression Concepts
  • Practitioner Self-Awareness
  • Conclusions
  • Case Studies
  • 5. Social Work and Physical Health Issues of Immigrants - Sarah Blair Smith
  • Federal Legislation Affecting Immigrant Health Care
  • Health Care Available for Immigrants
  • Barriers to Health Care for Immigrants
  • Immigration and Public Health Issues
  • Special Populations
  • Implications for Social Work Practice
  • Case Studies
  • 6. Mental Health Issues in Immigrant Communities - Denise Ziya Berte
  • Cultural Definitions of Mental Health
  • Resiliency in Immigrant Populations
  • Phases of Immigrant Adjustment
  • Immigrants and Trauma
  • Psychosocial Assessment of New Immigrant Individuals
  • Individual Intervention Strategies With New Immigrants
  • Culturally Competent Mental Health Services
  • Family or Community Intervention
  • Immigrant Children and Mental Health
  • Case Study
  • 7. Crimes and Immigration: Civil Advocacy for Noncitizens at the Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law - Abel Rodríguez
  • 8. Immigrants and Employment - Marielena Hincapié, Susan Lopez, & Joshua Stehlik
  • An Overview of Immigrant Workers and Their Contributions
  • Contributions of Immigrant Workers
  • Are Immigrant Workers Protected by U.S. Laws?
  • What Barriers Prevent Immigrant Workers From Exercising Their Workplace Rights?
  • Conclusions
  • Case Studies
  • 9. Immigrant Children and Education - Len Rieser
  • Expectations Concerning School and Education
  • Education Law and Policy in the United States
  • Types of Schools
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Parents
  • Language Access
  • School Age
  • Enrollment and School Placement
  • Course Placement and Instruction
  • Student Rights in School
  • School Records and the Right to Information
  • Parental Involvement in School Activities
  • Higher Education
  • Conclusions
  • Case Study
  • 10. Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Immigration - Sujata Warrier & Jennifer Rose
  • Violence Against Women in Immigrant and Refugee Communities
  • Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Consequences of Violence Against Immigrant Women
  • Implications for Social Workers and Social Service Agencies
  • Case Studies
  • 11. Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrants - Rachel B. Tiven & Victoria Neilson (Updated by Aaron C. Morris)
  • Historical Background
  • Immigration Based on Family Reunification
  • Immigration Based on Political Asylum
  • Special Issues Relating to Transgender Immigrants
  • Challenges Facing LGBT Newcomers
  • Challenges Facing the Practitioner in a Social Service Setting
  • Recommendations for Working With Transgender Clients
  • Case Studies
  • 12. Older Adult Immigrants in the United States: Issues and Services - Patricia Brownell, Robin Creswick Fenley, & Jung H. Kim
  • Sociodemographics of Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
  • Socioeconomic Characteristics of Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
  • Issues Related to Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
  • Special Elderly Immigrant Populations
  • Assessment Instruments for Older Adult Immigrants and Mental Health
  • Interventions for Older Adult Immigrants in the United States
  • Conclusions
  • Case Studies
  • 13. Overview of Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs - Avideh Moussavian
  • Restrictions on Immigrant Eligibility for Benefits
  • Beyond Eligibility: Overview of Barriers That Impede Access to Benefits for Immigrants
  • Developing a Longer Term Strategy for Change
  • 14. Social Workers and Immigrant Advocacy - Jasmeet Kaur Sidhu
  • The Importance of Immigrant Advocacy
  • Individual Advocacy for Immigrant Clients
  • Macro Advocacy for Social Change
  • Creating an Effective Advocacy Strategy
  • Planning an Effective Advocacy Campaign
  • Types of Advocacy Organizations
  • Partisan Election-Related Activities
  • Lobbying
  • Conclusions
  • Case Studies
  • Immigrant Advocacy Success Stories
  • Epilogue - Elaine P. Congress and Fernando Chang-Muy
  • Globalization
  • Climate Change
  • Technology
  • Immigration Policy
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
  • Appendix D