Social Work and Social Welfare Book

Social Work and Social Welfare


  • Author : Marla Berg-Weger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136314346

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Social Work and Social Welfare Excerpt :

Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a nationally recognized, best-selling text and unique website for US Introductory Social Work and Social Welfare courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in a variety of practice settings. This new third edition is an up-to-date profile of the world in which today’s social workers practice, with current demographic, statistical, legislative, policy, and research information; sensitive discussions of contemporary ethical issues; and new first-person narratives from social workers in a variety of fields. The call to become engaged in some of society’s most challenging issues is clearer than in previous editions.

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Book

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare


  • Author : Zastrow
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2003-07-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0534608477

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Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Excerpt :

Workbook with chapter summaries and experiential exercises.

Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work Book

Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work


  • Author : Katherine S. Van Wormer
  • Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 0534642829

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Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work Excerpt :

This introductory social work book provides both a theoretical and applied overview of the U.S. social welfare system, with international perspectives throughout. Other strengths include themes of empowerment theory and practice and an ecosystems framework. Part I is devoted to the history of social work in the U.S. as well as issues of economic oppression, social oppression, human rights, and restorative justice. Part II is devoted to social work across the life cycle.

Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work   Social Welfare  Critical Thinking Perspectives Book

Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives


  • Author : Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781305856080

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Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives Excerpt :

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances readers' ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those who are contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Social Work Book

Introduction to Social Work


  • Author : Lisa E. Cox
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-11-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506394510

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The best-selling Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long takes students to the root of the social work profession by covering its history, practice settings, and career paths within a unique advocacy framework. This advocacy practice and policy model comprised of four components—economic and social justice, a supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access—provides an effective lens for viewing today’s social issues. Throughout the book, an emphasis on advocacy underscores the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on not just the clinical/client level, but also at organizational, community, national, and international levels. The Second Edition closely aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and references the 2018 Code of Ethics from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Through the authors’ inclusion of reflective practice, students will be encouraged to engage in critical thought and contemplate a career in social work.

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare  Empowering People Book

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering People


  • Author : Charles Zastrow
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2009-08-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 0495809527

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Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering People Excerpt :

The bestselling book on the market, Zastrow’s Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e is also acclaimed as the most comprehensive. Giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, the text examines contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems--equipping students with real-world insight they can put into practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. A wealth of social problems cases, exhibits, and tables helps students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Standards updates as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e continues to inspire students while giving them true insight into real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Work in the 21st Century Book

Social Work in the 21st Century


  • Author : Morley D. Glicken
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2010-12-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412975780

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A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.

Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare Book

Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare


  • Author : Beatrix Schwarzer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-08-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317431190

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The underlying frame of social work is the nation state, and it is from within the state that welfare strategies and social policies are devised and implemented. However, post-colonialism, globalisation, migration and the associated implications for human rights, social justice and social welfare policies contest the idea of a clearly defined space for social work and present new challenges for researchers and practitioners. Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare argues for the increased importance of the transnational perspective in social work theory and practice. The book challenges the idea of the nation state as a given entity and argues that globalization and an increasing number of people crossing borders must have an impact on the theories and strategies of social work. The international contributors are critical of a restricted focus on a geographically defined space and the impact on work with clients. With cases covering China, France, India, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Israel, Turkey, the book highlights the challenges as well as the opportunities this new perspective can open up for theories and strategies in social work. It will be of interest to students, researchers and social workers interested in migration, social care, poverty and cultural competency in health and social care.

The Social Work Experience Book

The Social Work Experience


  • Author : Mary Ann Suppes
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2017-03-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780134544953

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Learn how social workers use their professional expertise to assist people. The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare introduces students to the social work profession and presents detailed descriptions of eight major fields of practice. The text provides in-depth information concerning major social welfare policies that are are presented in historical perspective, along with thorough discussion of current issues and probable future trends. Major case studies assist students in understanding how professional expertise can advance social-work practice and how enlightened social policies must be present if professional interventions are to be effective. The first four chapters of the text introduce the social work profession, present theoretical perspectives on which professional practice is based, explore how the intersectionality of multiple factors impacts social justice issues, and then describe social policy issues in historical context. The following eight chapters describe eight major fields of practice along with the history of each one. A thorough and detailed case study begins each chapter, helping to illustrate social work practice in the respective field, and every chapter includes additional case studies to help students better understand the challenges involved in social work practice. The final chapter of the text explores the many probable challenges awaiting contemporary social workers given the social forces impacting society. Also available packaged with MyLab Helping Professions By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab™ personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Helping Professions organizes all assignments around the CSWE EPAS for Social Work and CSHSE Standards for Human Services—enabling easy course alignment and reporting. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Studen

Social Work in Canada Book

Social Work in Canada


  • Author : Steven Hick
  • Publisher : Thompson Educational Pub
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1550771248

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Social Work in Canada provides an introduction to the key concepts and contemporary issues in social work in Canada. It is intended for those who may be thinking of entering the social services, for social work students and for allied professionals seeking a basic understanding of the field. Social workers are an essential part of life in Canada. Throughout our lives, we are confronted with unforeseen events such as accidents, illness, unemployment, violence and death. Social service practitioners are concerned with helping individuals, families and communities face such events and move on to enhance their individual and collective well-being. This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of sound practice in the context of such challenges as inequality, poverty, homelessness, violence, globalization and discrimination.

Introduction to Social Work Practice Book

Introduction to Social Work Practice


  • Author : Herschel Knapp
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-12-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452245140

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Introduction to Social Work Practice orients the students to the role of the professional social worker. The first chapter delineates the differences between being a good friend and being a good clinician in terms of social/emotional factors, professionalism, and self-disclosure. The second chapter covers techniques for building a trusting working environment that is conducive to processing sensitive issues along with an overview of key therapeutic communication skills. The remaining five chapters detail an easy-to-remember five-step problem-solving model to guide the clinical process: 1. Assessment, 2. Goal, 3. Objectives, 4. Activation, 5. Termination. Key features include: - role-play exercises - brief essay and response questions to build and test key communication skills - discussion points - glossary of terms - diagrams and charts that graphically represent the flow of the helping process. The workbook presumes no prior clinical experience and uses no technical psychological jargon. It teaches fundamental communication skills while emphasizing key social work values, ethics, and issues of multicultural populations and diversity throughout.

Social Work and Social Policy Book

Social Work and Social Policy


  • Author : Jonathan Dickens
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317702399

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An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, and dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, rights and our understanding of ‘the good society’. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to the needs of a social work audience. The new edition of this popular and accessible text analyses current policies and policy themes relevant to social work, and locates them in the context of fundamental social policy principles and debates. It discusses the nature of social policy and its relationship to social work, and covers essential themes such as: - service user participation and involvement - the balance between individual, societal and state responsibility for people’s wellbeing - the interactions of the state, the private sector, voluntary organisations and the family - the relationships between needs, rights and choices - the purposes and challenges of professional social work - the meanings of ‘equality’, ‘prevention’ and ‘personalisation’. Each chapter ends with activities for reflection and analysis, and suggestions for further reading. Social Work and Social Policy is invaluable for students undertaking social work qualifying courses, all of whom are required to demonstrate an understanding of the social policy contexts of practice.

The Social Work Experience Book

The Social Work Experience


  • Author : Mary Ann Suppes
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 548
  • ISBN 10 : 9780205921461

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Learn how social workers use their professional expertise to assist people. This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare introduces students to the profession of social work including eight major fields of practice, and provides in-depth discussion of social welfare policy, its history, contemporary issues, and probable future trends. The book helps students understand how social workers use their professional expertise to assist people in solving a wide variety of problems to improve their lives. There are three major parts: The first part, Social Work and its Context, comprises four chapters which introduce the profession of social work, provide theoretical perspectives underlying generalist practice, investigate the concept of social justice, and explore social welfare policy and its history. The second part, Professional Practice Settings, offers an in-depth discussion of eight fields of practice: family and children’s services, mental health, health care, schools, older adult services, criminal justice, and developmental disabilities. The third and final part, A Look to the Future, views the profession through the eyes of futurists and explores the challenges and opportunities that await new social workers. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Improve Critical Thinking — Discussions on values, ethics, human diversity, and generalist social work practice throughout stimulate students to think critically about varying issues. Engage Students — Case studies introduce each chapter and are carefully developed to illustrate the myriad of problems that social workers deal with in daily practice. Explore Current Issues — Includes new content on a variety of issues, including policy diversity, the environment, and much more. Apply CSWE Core Competencies

The Social Work Experience Book

The Social Work Experience


  • Author : Mary Ann Suppes
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 0134544854

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The Social Work Experience Excerpt :

Revised edition of the authors' The social work experience, c2013.