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Solidarity Social Work Practice: Serving New Immigrant Populations

Author(s): Dawn McCarty

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 82

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Through telling the stories of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, Solidarity Social Work Practice: Serving New Immigrant Populations explores the increasingly important issue of immigration. Grounded in the Core Values of the social work profession, the text strongly supports introductory courses as these values are directly applied to practice with immigrants from around the world. Supporting practice-level course work through the introduction of a new practice paradigm, Solidarity Social Work Practice is both challenging and transformative. Questions at the end of each chapter provide the opportunity to analyze and evaluate information using the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Competencies.

Acknowledgements
About the Author
Introduction

Chapter 1 Mexico
My Academic Foundation
The Gift of Access
Scope of Study
The Migrant Person
Questions for Discussion

Chapter 2 The Catholic Worker Movement and Casa Juan Diego: Integrity and Service
Origins of Casa Juan Diego
My Path
What Happens at Casa Juan Diego?
The Freedom of Service
A New Practice Paradigm
Solidarity Social Work Practice
Questions for Discussion

Chapter 3 Gabriel: Dignity and Worth
Growing-Up in Juarez
Gang Culture
The Elusiveness of Documents
Pull Factors
Push Factors
The Land of Milk and Honey
The Angel of Quinten Mease
Gabriel at Casa Juan Diego
Beyond the Sick and Injured House
A Future for Gabriel
Questions for Discussion

Chapter 4 Julia and Her Children
Julia’s Story
Solidarity and Healing
Lilly: A Revolution of the Heart
Questions for Discussion

Chapter 5 Elena: The Dreamer
Paying the Price—Elena’s Story
The Accident
“Undocumented and Unafraid”
DACA: A Reprieve
The Bright Future of America?
Individual vs. Structural Analysis, Revisited
Questions for Discussion

Chapter 6 Sophia: Building Human Relationships
Solidarity Social Work in Action: Intimate Partner Violence
Sofia’s Story
History of Violence
At Casa Juan Diego
Questions for Discussion

Chapter 7 A Global Village
Extreme Poverty, the Gateway to Trafficking: Zina’s Story
Global Oppression of Women: Lydia’s Story
Armed Conflict: David’s Story
Questions for Discussion

Chapter 8 For Social Workers (and Others in the “Helping Professions”)
Starting Point?
An Example of Solidarity Social Work in Action
Stronger Advocate for Change
Conclusion

Questions for Discussion

Dawn McCarty

Dawn McCarty received a MSW and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She is the Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program at the University of Houston Downtown. Her research in Mexico and in Houston supports her solidarity work with migrants at Casa Juan Diego, where she currently lives in community and serves immigrants from around the world.

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