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Urban Communities

Melvin Delgado

in Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Urban Settings

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780195112481
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865826 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112481.003.0002
 Urban Communities

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This chapter focuses on how the profession of social work has historically failed to fill a vacuum in urban-based practice. It calls for a new paradigm that builds community capacity as a central goal. The definition of urban community, demographic profile of the four major groups of color in the United States (African Americans, Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans), and the challenges faced by the social work profession are discussed.

Keywords: social work practice; urban practice; urban community; minority groups; African Americans; Asians; Latinos; Native Americans

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