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Essential Spanish for Social Services
by Nancy Geshke, Jose Salazar, L. A. Shanti, Jose C. Salazar, Ana Suffredini, Anthony Di Stefano

Ready to use on the job, Essential Spanish for Social Services is indispensable for any social service provider who works with Spanish-speaking clients. This book-cassette program has everything you need to communicate immediately and effectively! No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. Essential Spanish for Social Services covers common situations, such as filling out an assessment, providing counseling, explaining HIV and STD prevention and testing, establishing eligibility for government programs, dealing with addiction, and investigating cases of sexual abuse or domestic violence.

Child Abuse Phrase Book: Family-Social Worker Interview Manual/Manual Bilingue Para Familias
by Edward Stresino

The knock on the door comes just before midnight. Inside, parents open the door slightly to peer at their unexpected visitor and ask, “¿De qué se trata?” “Yo soy un trabajador social del Departamento de los Niños del Condado. Hay un informe de negligencia de que Uds. dejan a los niños solos.” It is an emotionally charged situation, but because the social worker can respond in Spanish communication is occurring. Each year in the United States an estimated three million children are reported abused or neglected, and referrals are promptly pursued to find out what has happened to the minor. This book is an indispensable reference when a referral requires interviewing Spanish-speaking parents, guardians, or children. For over seven years the Phrase Book has been a staple in many child-welfare training programs throughout California. It has proved invaluable in improving language skills and service delivery for thousands of social workers and others. Presented in clear, concise phrases are questions and instructions commonly used in each step of the referral process. These exchanges are not simply translations from English into Spanish; instead, each situation is visualized equally from each culture. Side by side equivalent phrases in English and Spanish are readily grasped by the fluent and non-fluent speakers.

Spanish for Social Services: Basic Spanish Series 2nd Edition
by Ana Jarvis, Luis Lebredo

As a key component of The Basic Spanish Series, BASIC SPANISH FOR SOCIAL SERVICES is a career manual designed to serve those in the social services professions who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, it presents everyday situations that preprofessionals and professionals may encounter when dealing with Spanish-speaking clients, patients, and personnel in the United States at work settings such as hospitals and Department of Social Services offices. BASIC SPANISH FOR SOCIAL SERVICES introduces practical vocabulary, everyday on-the-job situations, and culture notes (Notas culturales) written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the Basic Spanish core text.


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