The Afrocentric Paradigm: A Pragmatic Discourse About Social Work Practice with African Americans
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
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.
African American, practice, problem-solving, social work, theoryh
Sherr, Michael E., "The Afrocentric Paradigm: A Pragmatic Discourse About Social Work Practice with African Americans" (2006). Social Work Faculty Publications. 45.