Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare : Critical Thinking Perspectives

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Get a better grade with INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE! Designed to give you a solid introduction to the profession of social work, this social work text helps you master the concepts and issues in social welfare that social workers address everyday. Studying is made easy with the Book Companion Website that provides you with the opportunity to complete self-assessments as well as pre and post tests for each chapter. Case studies found throughout the text help ...

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Get a better grade with INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE! Designed to give you a solid introduction to the profession of social work, this social work text helps you master the concepts and issues in social welfare that social workers address everyday. Studying is made easy with the Book Companion Website that provides you with the opportunity to complete self-assessments as well as pre and post tests for each chapter. Case studies found throughout the text help you see the relevance of what you are learning to the real world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534577421
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002

Meet the Author

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is a professor and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has written six social work textbooks 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 through 2001 and has served as a member of several CSWE accreditation site teams. 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

I. THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK.
1.Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare.
2.Social Work Values and Ethics.
3.Empowerment and Human Diversity. II. SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE.
4.The Process of Generalist Practice. 5: Practice Settings. III. SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY.
6.An Overview of Social Welfare and Social Work History.
7.Policy, Policy Analysis, and Policy Advocacy: Foundations for Service Provision.
8.Policies and Programs To Combat Poverty. IV. CLIENT POPULATIONS AND CONTEXTS.
9.Social Work and Services for Children and Families.
10.Social Work and Services for the Elderly. 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 Services for Youths and in the Schools.
15.Social Work and Services in the Criminal Justice System. Epilogue: Your Values And Your Future: Applying Critical Thinking Skills.

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