Building on Women's Strengths: A Social Work Agenda for the by K Jean Peterson, Alice A Lieberman

By K Jean Peterson, Alice A Lieberman

Construct a woman-centered social paintings perform for the recent millennium!

“How can we take the strengths girls have--have constantly had--and use them to construct a global that's validating, releasing, and inclusive?” this can be the query on the middle of establishing on Women's Strengths. This groundbreaking ebook explores the methods a woman-centered worldview can rework social coverage, social companies, and direct perform.

Updated to honor the reminiscence of Liane V. Davis, who died in 1995, this re-creation of creating on Women's Strengths deals up to date details to mirror the large alterations that experience happened because 1994 in women's lives. a few of the unique decisions were revised or absolutely rewritten to mirror these adjustments and the extra built-in policy/practice concentration of this version. New chapters have been additional on operating with girls who've been incarcerated, girls on welfare who event violence, and lesbian and bisexual girls.

Building on Women's Strengths offers a woman-centered method of realizing and studying the problems ladies needs to confront of their day-by-day lives, together with:

  • relations violence
  • welfare reform
  • psychological healthiness
  • baby welfare
  • getting older
  • racism
  • being silenced by means of society

The magazine of the nationwide organization of Social staff acknowledged of the 1st variation, “Each bankruptcy offers with ability and rigor a gap for respectful and difficult discourse.” This version of establishing on Women's Strengths deals an excellent extra complete view of the how one can triumph over oppression in women's lives. it really is an important quantity for social employees, policymakers, psychological overall healthiness pros, and an individual operating towards social justice for all girls.

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THE HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT Nowhere were female citizens more eager to apply their “special capacities” to the polity than at Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side of New York City. Lillian Wald founded Henry Street Settlement in 1893, a year of a severe economic depression. She was a trained nurse who, while pursuing a medical degree, had volunteered to teach a weekly home-nursing class for immigrant women on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Horrified by her first encounters with the misery of tenement life and disillusioned with more traditional forms of nursing which she had encountered in nursing school and in an internship in a juvenile asylum, Wald quit medical school and, with her friend from nursing school, Mary Brewster, decided to “live in the neighborhood as nurses, identify ourselves with it socially, and, in brief, contribute to it our citizenship” (Wald, 1915, pp.

Even in the more objective world of science, acceptance of a new paradigm Why We Still Need a Women’s Agenda for Social Work 15 takes time. As Kuhn observes, the Copernican revolution was not complete until almost a century after Copernicus’ death and Newtonian theory took almost half a century to be accepted. Kuhn (1970) quotes Max Planck to explain how paradigm shifts occur. “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it” (p.

Instead their approach to moral dilemmas is seen as equally viable and essential to social well-being. If this discussion of transforming knowledge sounds very alien to you, step back for a moment and think. If men have been the ones, sitting in Congress and on the Supreme Court, telling everybody— men as well as women—how they could run their lives, haven’t men also done the research and written the books that tell everybody— women as well as men—what is truth, what is right behavior, and what is normal?

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