Asian Americans: Overview
- Pallassana R. BalgopalPallassana R. BalgopalDepartment of Asian American Studies and School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, Emeritus
The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from all parts of Asia. This heterogeneous cluster of Asian Americans, while sharing some common characteristics, also has unique features among its different ethnic groups. This entry presents an overview of this cluster, including key data relating to individual groups. In addition to specific practice guidelines for effective social work interventions, essential knowledge and skills to work with a variety of Asian groups are discussed throughout the text.
- Social Work Practice Settings