Foundations of Social Work Practice: A Graduate Text / Edition 3

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Here, in a single volume, is the core knowledge of the practice of social work, thoroughly updated in a new, state-of-the-art second edition. The Foundations of Social Work Practice covers the core content required in foundation practice courses in masters' degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. With detailed emphasis on today's best practices, The Foundations of Social Work Practice integrates concept and theory with skills-building exercises. It also includes the NASW Code of Ethics.
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In this iteration (date unspecified for the previous), seven professors of social work from New York to Alaska expand their emphasis on social justice, empowerment, and the moral core of the profession in covering contemporary issues--including an ecosystems approach, aging, disabilities, human rights, multiculturalism, and welfare reform. The volume is organized into three sections: foundation knowledge, the foundations of practice, and the contexts of practice. Includes the NASW Code of Ethics and sample class exercises. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871013491
  • Publisher: National Association of Social Workers/N A S W Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction xiii
Section I Foundation Knowledge
Chapter 1 The Ecosystems Perspective: Implications for Practice 3
Chapter 2 Social Justice and International Human Rights 20
Chapter 3 Professional Values and Ethics 43
Chapter 4 Diversity, Ethnic Competence, and Social Justice 69
Chapter 5 Knowledge for Practice 87
Chapter 6 Monitoring Social Work Practice 117
Section II The Foundations of Practice
Chapter 7 Practice with Individuals 135
Chapter 8 Social Work with Families 165
Chapter 9 Practice with Groups 188
Chapter 10 Practice with Communities 209
Chapter 11 Practice in Organizations 240
Chapter 12 Generalist Practice: People and Programs 265
Section III The Contexts of Practice
Chapter 13 Fields of Practice 291
Chapter 14 The Profession of Social Work 312
Appendix A NASW Code of Ethics 327
Appendix B Sample Exercises 351
Index 367
About the Editors 381
About the Contributors 383
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