KEY FEATURES: In-depth discussions of theoretical practices show readers how to engage immigrants and refugees in the most culturally appropriate and relevant manner possible. Coverage of unique topics including practice with survivors of torture, women, LGBTQ immigrants/refugees, and youth provide guiding frameworks and examples for effective practice. Reflective questions and case studies provide substantive examples and exercises of how the chapter theories and concepts can be directly applied in practice. Implications for transnational practice and ethical standards spanning a global professional context are covered in a final chapter. Chapter highlights and summative points help readers review and master the material. A comprehensive appendix offers resources and websites to further inform practice.

Unit V Consolidation

“The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources—because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.”

~ Lyndon B. Johnson

Learning Objectives

Summarize the strengths and challenges of using an integrative model in direct practice with non-Western populations.

Cultivate critical thinking and awareness in order to enhance cultural humility and competence when working with immigrant populations.

Discuss ethical practice with transnational populations.

Examine global migration trends and its implications for transnational practice worldwide.


The final component of the book is appropriately titled Unit V: “Consolidation.” This section discusses the connection between theory, practice, and the future in global social work with transnational populations. The co-editors contribute the first chapter in this section (Chapter 17), discussing the common denominator needed in working with ...

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