Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice: Putting Theory Into Action

Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice: Putting Theory Into Action

By: Moshoula J. Capous-Desyllas (author), Karen L. Morgaine (author)Paperback

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This text provides a ground up approach to generalist practice using principles of anti-oppressive practice. Principles of social justice are mandated by the new EPAS standards and schools coming up for reaccredidation are looking for books that help them meet this requirement. This book helps integrate key concepts into practice. The book will first begin by introducing conepts of social justice and how they intersect with social work. It will then cover the basics of working with individuals and families and groups and communities. Basic skills are covered throught each chapter from an anti-oppressive point of view. Each chapter ends with a case, which helps put the concepts into practice.

About Author

Karen Morgaine, PhD, is a queer, white, academic with a penchant for critical theory and anarchist/Buddhist/feminist/post-colonial perspectives. After working in the domestic violence and community mental health fields for ten years, she completed her PhD in social work and social research at Portland State University. She fortuitously landed in a sociology department at California State University, Northridge, where she is able to teach a variety of courses related to social welfare and social justice including courses in community organizing, social movements, and LGBTQQI communities. Her research leans towards analysis of social movement framing and issues related to power and privilege within social movements and identity groups. When not in the classroom or in front of the computer, she can be found dining all around Los Angeles, biking/doing yoga/lifting weights, and laughing a lot with her partner. Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, PhD, MSW, is an assistant professor in the sociology department at California State University, Northridge. She teaches social work courses in anti-oppressive practice, diversity and social justice, human behavior in the social environment, and social work methods. Her interests include arts-based research methods, community-based participatory action research, community organizing and advocacy, social work with immigrants, trans-global migration issues, commercial sex work, and intersecting oppressions. She is committed to facilitating community dialogue and a deeper understanding about issues of diversity and social justice through art. Her passion lies in highlighting the voices of marginalized communities through the use of art as a form of activism, empowerment and social change. When school isn't in session, she can be found kayaking in the Sea of Cortez or the Agean Sea, or lost in the global South with a backpack in tow.


Chapter 1: Intersections of Social Work and Social Justice Chapter 2: Social Work Values and Ethics Chapter 3: Theoretical Perspectives on Social Work Chapter 4: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Individuals Chapter 5: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Families Chapter 6: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Groups Chapter 7: Anti-Oppressive Practice Within Organizations Chapter 8: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Communities Chapter 9: Anti-Oppressive Policy Practice Chapter 10: Social Movements Chapter 11: Global Anti-Oppressive Practice

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452203485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781452203485
  • ISBN10: 1452203482

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