Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-294) and index.
Introduction -- The Afrocentric worldview -- The evolution of Black social work and its pitfalls -- Oppression and spiritual alienation -- Youth violence and the Afrocentric paradigm -- Substance abuse and the Afrocentric paradigm -- The Afrocentric paradigm and social welfare philosophy, ideology, and policy -- The Afrocentric framework of social welfare policy analysis -- The Afrocentric paradigm and human service organizations -- Social work research and the Afrocentric paradigm -- Conclusion: threats to the survival and continuation of the Afrocentric paradigm.
"Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm provides you with a concrete application of how the Afrocentric model can be employed in human services to assist African-American clients and people of all races and ethnicities." "Human Services and the Afrocentric Paradigm helps you understand, solve, and prevent problems that are confronted by several races, especially individuals of African descent. This book will assist you in making a positive difference in the lives of your multiracial clients."--Jacket.