About the Author(s)
Juan Carlos Araque, PhD, is Clinical Associate Professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, where he teaches graduate courses for the Master of Social Work (MSW) and Doctor of Social Work (DSW) Programs. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the fields of leadership, community development, diversity, violence preven¬tion, education, and positive youth development.
Eugenia L. Weiss, PsyD, LCSW, is Clinical Associate Professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California and a Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs. For over 18 years, Dr. Weiss maintained a psychotherapy practice serving the Latino/a population and military and veteran
"Dr. Araque and Dr. Weiss provide an excellent overview of issues, challenges, and opportunities facing emerging leaders. It is also an important resource for those who are exploring their own interest in developing themselves and leading others to create purposeful, social change." -- Lori Pack, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer, Child Guidance Center, Orange County
"Araque and Weiss have hit just the right notes. Today's key issues in social justice almost always involve problems with diversity. Tomorrow's social architects will find the I.D.D.E.A. Leadership Framework to be essential in tackling these dilemmas." -- Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors; National Association for Rural Mental Health
"A must-read primer for those private and public sector innovators looking for ways to bring an idea into fruition when crafting initiatives for tackling society's grand challenges." -- George Orras, PhD, MBA, President and CEO, Windstone Health Services
"This book contributes fresh and critical insights concerning the provision of impactful leadership by health and human service practitioners, including social workers, in the face of persistent disparities and inequities and fragmented systems of care. Utilizing the I.D.D.E.A. Leadership Framework, the authors present a holistic and nuanced examination of important qualities and practices of effective leadership that creates and supports positive organizational and social change. A salient feature of this book is the inclusion of leadership profiles and case studies. These gems reveal diverse practitioners engaging in practical, collaborative, and transformative leadership at multiple levels to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities." -- Gino
Aisenberg, PhD, Founding Co-director, Latino Center for Health, University of Washington