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Author: Chang-Muy, Fernando
Citation: SOCIAL WORK WITH IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES: LEGAL ISSUES, CLINICAL SKILLS AND ADVOCACY
Date Published: 2008
Date Posted: 01/03/2009
Subjects: Human Rights Law
Law and Social Sciences
Keywords: Non-Profit Organizations
Public Interest
AIDS Policy
Human Rights Law
Immigration Law
Social Welfare
Abstract:
Given the changing demographics and the growing number of diverse individuals in the US, the text serves as a useful reference and “how-to” manual for providers who work with immigrants. Key features include:

• Legal classifications (how to get a green card, applying for asylum, reasons for deportation, becoming a citizen),
• What you should know and how to help immigrants in areas of Physical Health, Mental Health, Crime, Employment, Access to Public benefits
• Special section on working with immigrant families particularly: refugees, women & victims of trafficking, children and public education, unaccompanied minors, LBGT, and elderly immigrants
• History of immigration and cultural diversity as a lens in providing social services
• The latest aspects of the immigration debate and how social workers are affected by and can advocate for macro changes in laws and regulations with advocacy tools for the social service community, tools of empowerment for case managers acting as individuals or as volunteers, and relevant advocacy rules and opportunities for applying this knowledge in an academic, community or professional setting. And more!