Social Work Faculty Publications

Title

The Afrocentric Paradigm: A Pragmatic Discourse About Social Work Practice with African Americans

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Journal Title

Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

ISSN

1091-1359

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

1

Last Page

17

Abstract

This article discusses the Afrocentric paradigm as a viable theoretical framework to guide the future of social work practice. A historical overview of the paradigm is followed by a description of the basic assumptions for human behavior, self-identity, and community. The last section demonstrates the Afrocentric principle of harmony by embracing the problem-solving model as the conduit for positing wider acceptance and practical application of the Afrocentric Paradigm.

Keywords

African American, practice, problem-solving, social work, theoryh

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