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Overview

Zastrow's comprehensive introduction to social work and social welfare looks at today's society with a realistic view of social problems and presents students with positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills and knowledge base of today's professional social worker. Zastrow provides solid content on both theory and practice skills, interwoven within the social problems context and encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. Cases, exhibits, and tables help apply concepts and also help students to compare and contrast the issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534608224
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.94 (w) x 10.48 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Zastrow, MSW and Ph.D., is currently Professor in the MSW program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and previously taught in the Social Work Department, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for many years. He has worked as a practitioner in a variety of public and private social welfare agencies and has chaired 14 social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). He has served two terms as a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He is currently a member of the Council on Publications of CSWE. Dr. Zastrow is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin. In addition to INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE, Dr. Zastrow has written five other textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK (Eighth Edition), SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS (Sixth Edition), SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS (Fifth Edition), UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (Seventh Edition; with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman), and YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK: A GUIDE TO SELF-REALIZATION.
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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK. 1. Social Welfare: Its Business, History, and Future. 2. Social Work as a Profession and a Career. 3. Generalist Social Work Practice. Part II: SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL SERVICES. 4. Poverty and Public Welfare. 5. Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Counseling. 6. Family Problems and Services to Families. 7. Sexual Orientation, Sexual Concerns, and Sex Counseling. 8. Drug Abuse and Drug Treatment Programs. 9. Crime, Juvenile Delinquency, and Correctional Services. 10. Problems in Education and School Social Work. 11. Work-Related Problems and Social Work in the Workplace. 12. Racism, Ethnocentrism, and Strategies for Advancing Social and Economic Justice. 13. Sexism and Efforts for Achieving Equality. 14. Aging and Gerontological Services. 15. Health Problems and Medical Social Services. 16. Physical and Mental Disabilities and Rehabilitation. 17. Overpopulation, Misuse of the Environment, and Family Planning. Appendix. Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.

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