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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Cross-Cultural Child Development for Social Workers

An Introduction

ISBN 9780333726105
Publication Date March 2007
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Social workers today operate in an increasingly ethnically diverse society, yet many of the models that they use fail to reflect that diversity.
Lena Robinson's exciting and innovative text draws on literature from Britain and North America to explain child development from a cross-cultural, black and ecological perspective. Using practice examples to illuminate key points for social workers, she considers a range of key topics from attachment to identity and communication to socialization. This will be essential reading for social workers at all stages of their careers who want to develop strength-based, anti-racist and culturally sensitive practice.

LENA ROBINSON is Professor of Psychology and Social Work, Unversity of Paisley, UK.

Cross-Cultural Child Development for Social Workers: An Introduction
Attachment Theory: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Racial/Ethnic Identity Development
Cognitive Development: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Communication: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Socialization: Cultural/Racial Influences


...this text discusses the topic with enthusiasm and commitment, the content is well supported by literature and research and the author approaches many complex issues that are not widely discussed in other literature.' - Emma Griffiths, Social Policy and Social Work
'Cross-Cultural child Development for Social Workers is written in a clear and accessible style and is well suited to undergraduate and post-qualifying readers. It is thus a welcome addition to the literature on child development.' - Claudia Bernard, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 38, No 2, February 2008
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