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Black History Month - Textbooks for Social Work Educators

  • 1.  Black History Month - Textbooks for Social Work Educators

    Posted 8 days ago
    Edited by Marianne Varkiani 7 days ago
    In honor of Black History Month, CSWE staff members have curated a list of books that can be used across the social work curriculum.

    Here are some suggestions for textbooks that can be used across the social work curriculum. 

     

    African American Leadership: An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History by Iris Carlton-LaNey 

    Dr. Carlton-LaNey is a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

    This textbook introduces students to social work leaders who practiced in micro, mezzo, and macro settings. It highlights social, cultural, and political contexts in which these pioneers operated as they addressed the needs of various populations. The book can be used in practice, policy, human behavior, and field courses. It is also an ideal textbook for an Introduction to Social Work course.


    Social Work Practice With African American Families: An Intergenerational Perspective by Cheryl Waites 

    Dr. Waites Spellman is a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and former dean of the Wayne State University School of Social Work. 

    This textbook introduces students to intergenerational practice with families using a strengths-based approach. It highlights a strong culturally competent approach to practice with African American families. The book can be used in practice, policy, human behavior, research, and field courses.


    Social Welfare Policy: Regulation and Resistance Among People of Color by Jerome Schiele 

    Dr. Schiele is a professor in the School of Social Work at Morgan State University. 

    This textbook introduces students to the impact of social policy on African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Latina Americans, and First Nation Americans. It highlights ways in which these populations have resisted policies that have harmful consequences to their communities. The book can be used in practice, policy, research, and field courses.


    Social Work Practice With African Americans in Urban Environments by Rhonda Wells-Wilbon, Anna R. McPhatter, and Halaevalu O. Vakalahi 

    Dr. Wells-Wilbon is an associate professor in the Morgan State University's School of Social Work. Dr. McPhatter is the dean of Morgan State University's School of Social Work. Dr. Vakalahi is the dean of the College of Health and Society at Hawaii Pacific University.   

    This textbook introduces students to the unique context of social work in an urban environment. It covers a variety of practice settings including health care, child welfare, mental health, immigration, LGBTQ+, gerontology, and criminal justice. It highlights culturally appropriate practice, policy, and research methodology. This textbook can be used in practice, policy, human behavior, research, and field courses.


    Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 16192019 by Ibram X. Kendi (editor) and Keisha N. Blain (editor) 

    Dr. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University (BU) and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Dr. Blain is an award-winning historian, associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, and president of the African American Intellectual History Society. 

    This book is a chronological account of 400 years of Black America as told by 90 of America's leading Black writers. It can be used in practice, policy, human behavior, and research courses. 


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    Marianne Varkiani
    Communications & Marketing Manager
    Council on Social Work Education
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