Social work is a profession that is increasingly involved with issues which have a global dimension. This Handbook tackles the global/local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogates the key concerns that societies are facing through an international lens. The contributors show that, with an appreciation of commonalities and differences, local practices and appropriate forms of international activity can be better developed.
Chapter n30: Social Work in North America and the Caribbean
Social Work in North America and the Caribbean
The vastness of the North American continent and the Caribbean in close proximity are matched only by the vastness and diversity of their populations and surpassed only by the scale of their challenges and abundance and yet disparity of their resources. This diverse group of peoples, with their needs, aspirations, and interactions, works to secure a more productive and sustainable quality of life aligned with the social work tenets of social justice, equality, and empowerment. For this chapter, as defined by the editors, North America encompasses the nations of Canada and the United States. The Caribbean, in this case, refers to a region situated near the Caribbean ...