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Written by practitioners for practitioners, this intriguing volume examines feminist practice in conventional settings, where most social workers who are feminists struggle to integrate their commitments and analyses into their day-to-day work. Contributors explore a number of issues of concern to feminist social workers, including family violence, mental health, and child abuse. Making this an ideal resource for feminists, the contributors include case studies from a variety of clinical settings, such as health centers, hospitals, and community mental health and counseling centers. Each chapter presents a profile of the practitioner as well as the practice. Also included are chapters that focus on organizational and structural issues within feminist practice. These chapters illustrate and analyze some of the central concepts of feminist practice, such as empowerment with women of color.
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PART ONE: INTRODUCTIONIntroduction - Mary Bricker-JenkinsBeginning TogetherPART TWO: FEMINIST PRACTICE IN CLINICAL SETTINGS: CASE STUDIESA Feminist Practice in Hospital SettingsFeminist Practice and Family Violence - Lisa Tieszen GaryA Program Application of Feminist Social Work with Older Women Caregivers - Eloise Rathbone-McCuan, Susan Tebb and Terry HarbertB Feminist Practice in Mental Health SettingsFeminist Practice with Survivors of Sexual Trauma and Incest - Nancie PalmerFeminist Practice with Teenage Parents - Armando SmithFeminist Practice with Women of Color - Clevonne Turner A Developmental PerspectiveC Feminist Practice in a Day Care SettingRelearning Feminism on the Job - Bernice LiddieD Feminist Practice in Rural CommunitiesFeminist Practice in Rural Social Work - Joanne MermelsteinPART THREE: CORE CONCEPTSA Private Troubles and Public IssuesMothers are not to Blame - Marilyn Wedenoja Confronting Cultural Bias in the Area of Serious Mental IllnessB EmpowermentEmpowering Women of Color - Lorraine Gutierrez A Feminist ModelC Common GroundRefugees as Feminists - Wawa BaczynskjPART FOUR: ORGANIZATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL ISSUESSupporting Practice in Feminist Service Agencies - Diane Kravetz and Linda E JonesSupporting Practice in Large-Scale Bureaucracies - Nancy R HooymanPART FIVE: CONCLUSION

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