Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches by Rowena FongAddressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches by Rowena Fong

Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches

EditorRowena Fong, Alan Dettlaff, Joyce James

Paperback | November 25, 2014

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The issue of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, particularly as it impacts African American children and families, has long been a concern to practitioners and policymakers. However, disproportionality is not limited to the African American community. Latino, Native American, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations experience inequities in treatment. From leading voices on culturally-competent care comes a cutting-edge book that examines disproportionalities across all of these racial and ethnic groups.

Eliminating Racial Disproportionality and Disparities examines a wide range of systems that often affect and interact with child welfare. Chapters are devoted to the juvenile justice system, mental health, the courts, education, and healthcare, making it the only book to offer a multisystemic approach to disparities and disproportionality. Filled with in-depth case studies, key terms, study questions, and resources, and written to reflect CSWE-mandated competencies, this expansive book gives students, educators, policymakers, practitioners, and administrators new knowledge for providing culturally competent services while simultaneously addressing disproportionality across various systems of care.

Rowena Fong is the Ruby Lee Piester Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and president of the Society for Social Work and Research. The author of seven books, she writes often on disproportionality and serves on the Austin Disproportionality Advisory Committee and the Texas Health and Human Services Center for the...
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Title:Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic ApproachesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pagesPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023116081X

ISBN - 13:9780231160810

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Read "Introduction to Racial Disproportionality and Disparities," by Rowena Fong, Alan Dettlaff, and Tianca Crocker:

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Terry L. CrossPrefacePart 1. Introduction1. Introduction to Racial Disproportionality and Disparities, by Rowena Fong, Alan Dettlaff, and Tianca Crocker2. A Cross-Systems Approach to Racial Disproportionality and Disparities, by Carolyne Rodriguez, Joyce James, Ratonia C. Runnels, and Rowena FongPart 2. Ethnic Minority Populations3. African American Children and Families, by Ruth G. McRoy and Ratonia C. Runnels4. Latino Children and Families, by Alan Dettlaff, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, and E. Susana Mariscal5. Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Families, by Meripa Godinet, Rowena Fong, and Britt Urban6. American Indian/Alaska Native Children and Families, by Kathy Deserly and Tom LidotPart 3. Cross Systems7. Disproportionality and Disparities in the Public Child Welfare System, by Lawanna Lancaster and Rowena Fong8. Disproportionality and Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System and the Courts, by Henrika McCoy and Elizabeth Bowen9. Disproportionality and Disparities in the Educational System and Schools, by Deena Hayes and Angela M. Ward10. Disproportionality and Disparities in the Mental Health System, by Daniel C. Rosen, Ora Nakash, and Margarita Alegría11. Disproportionality and Disparities in the Health-Care System, by Susan J. Wells, Sarah Girling, and Andrew VergaraPart 4. Conclusion12. A Case Study: The Texas Story, by Alan Dettlaff, Rowena Fong, Joyce James, and Carolyne Rodriguez13. Future Directions for Eliminating Racial Disproportionality and Disparities, by Rowena Fong and Alan DettlaffAbout the ContributorsIndex

Editorial Reviews

An excellent read for those who want to learn more about the dynamics of human service systems.