Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People / Edition 10by Charles Zastrow
Pub. Date: 08/06/2009
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Delivering a comprehensive overview of the profession, Zastrow's bestselling Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e looks at contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker,… See more details below
Delivering a comprehensive overview of the profession, Zastrow's bestselling Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e looks at contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages readers to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. Throughout the book, practical social problems cases, exhibits, and tables help the reader apply chapter concepts to real-world situations, as well as compare and contrast the issues. Completely up to date, the Tenth Edition includes new coverage of human rights, the housing crisis and recession, President Obama's social welfare agenda, and much more.
- Cengage Learning
- Publication date:
- Introduction to Social Work / Social Welfare Series
- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Table of Contents
1. Social Welfare: Its Business, History, and Future. 2. Social Work as a Profession and a Career. 3. Generalist Social Work Practice. 4. Poverty and Public Welfare. 5. Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Counseling. 6. Family Problems and Services to Families. 7. Sexual Orientation and Services with GLBT Individuals. 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, Ethnocentricism, 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. Epilogue: Your Future in Combating Human Problems. Appendix: Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
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Extremely biased look at our culture which only perpetuates racism and separation in our society. Stating every problem of each race is caused by white people is completely unfounded and absurd and only hurts our society. For an unbiased look into race I recommend reading an intellectually stimulating book called "Race Matters" by Cornel West however unfortunately I cannot recommend another social work book as this is the only one at this level I have read. It gives a decent look at social work as a whole, however I found his statements and information offensive and unfounded. For example he states (not in exact words) our history books don't really talk about African Americans. Again, I would have to disagree with that statement. I cannot recommend this book to college students/professors as I believe it only perpetuates separation in society.