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ERIC Number: EJ913722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1531-3204
A Nation of Immigrants: A Call for a Specialization in Immigrant Well-Being
Engstrom, David W.; Okamura, Amy
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, v16 n3-4 p103-111 2007
Contemporary challenges serving immigrants and their communities require a reexamination of social services, social work practice, and social work curricula, as millions of people, particularly from non-European countries, have come to the United States in the last 40 years. Social work must develop a new field of specialization that addresses the unique features of the immigrant and refugee experiences and service needs that consider the following: differing world views, values, beliefs, lifestyles, and languages; theories of assimilation and acculturation; immigration and other laws that support or restrict individual and family development; the "hidden" lives of undocumented families; assessment and treatment of survivors of torture and trafficking as well as victims of domestic violence; and the development of community capacity-building partnerships with newcomers and informed advocacy for social protection. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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