An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work: Becoming a Change Agent / Edition 2

An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work: Becoming a Change Agent / Edition 2

by Elizabeth A. Segal, Sue Steiner, Karen E. Gerdes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495127094

ISBN-13: 9780495127093

Pub. Date: 06/05/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK introduces you to the social work profession and describes the role of social worker in the social welfare system. Through case studies, personal stories, and exercises, this social work text helps you apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. Part of…  See more details below

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Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK introduces you to the social work profession and describes the role of social worker in the social welfare system. Through case studies, personal stories, and exercises, this social work text helps you apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495127093
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/05/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


1. What Is Social Work? 2. History of the Social Welfare System and the Social Work Profession. 3. Poverty and Economic Disparity. 4. Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice. 5. Dimensions of Diversity. 6. Generalist Practice. 7. Child Welfare: Working with Children and their Families. 8. Gerontology: Working with People who are Older. 9. Health Care Services. 10. Mental Health Services. 11. School Social Work. 12. Substance Abuse. 13. Violence, Victims, and Criminal Justice. 14. Crisis, Trauma and Disasters. Appendix A: NASW Code of Ethics. Appendix B: Web Resources. Glossary. Index.

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