Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives / Edition 3

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Overview

Intended for the Introduction to Social Work/Social Welfare course found in programs of social work at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This course can also be found in human service and sociology departments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495601685
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 622,739
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served as a consulting editor on many social work journals. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 to 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BSW degree in 1972 and MSSW degree in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare. 2. Social Work Values and Ethics. 3. Empowerment and Human Diversity. 4. The Process of Generalist Practice. 5. Practice Settings. 6. An Overview of Social Welfare and Social Work History. 7. Policies, Policy Practice, and Policy Advocacy: Foundations for Service Provision. 8. Policies and Programs to Combat Poverty. 9. Social Work and Services for Children and Families. 10. Social Work and Services for Older Adults. 11. Social Work and Services for People with Disabilities. 12. Social Work and Services in Health Care. 13. Social Work and Services in Mental Health. 14. Social Work and Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence. 15. Social Work and Services for Youth in the Schools. 16. Social Work and the Criminal Justice System. Epilogue: Your Values and Your Future: Applying Critical Thinking Skills

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