Cross Cultural Social Work In Canada: An Annotated Bibliography

Publisher:  Multicultural Workers' Network, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1980  
Pages:  43pp   Price:  3.50  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX2223

"The Multicultural Workers Network was established in June, 1978 with the overall objective of improving the delivery of social services to our multicultural community".

Abstract:  "The Multicultural Workers Network was established in June, 1978 with the overall objective of improving the delivery of social services to our multicultural community". Three members of the Network have compiled an annotated bibliography foruse by practitioners, teachers and students.

The bibliography is composed of "both published and unpublished material related to ethno-racial-religious social work in Canada. A few articles from US sources have also been included because they seemed germane to the Canadian context. Works have been classified into topics relevant to social work practice." The four main classifications are: Service Delivery, Community Studies, Disease and Concept Development. Service Delivery includes materials on issues such as "personnel training, counseling, adoption, unintended consequences of programmes and the differential effects of ethnicity." The second category includes community studies and needs assessments. The third category on disease includes mental health and "the effects of ethnicity on modes of intervention." The fourth and final category is that of concept development and it includes more academic or knowledge-producing studies. They are seen as "raising question for the worker or indicating variables that may be useful.

Access to the items listed in the bibliography is also provided by a Listing According to Ethno-cultural Origins.

There are plans to prepare future editions of the bibliography and the Network is hoping that submissions regarding other materials will be forthcoming.

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