Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare - Student Manual / Edition 8

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare - Student Manual / Edition 8

by Charles Zastrow

ISBN-10: 0534608477

ISBN-13: 9780534608477

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Comprehensive and modern, this new edition of Charles Zastrow's Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, Seventh Edition is in step with the current state of social work in contemporary society. The issues that affect people in need are presented in the context of the values, ethics, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker. The book's


Comprehensive and modern, this new edition of Charles Zastrow's Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, Seventh Edition is in step with the current state of social work in contemporary society. The issues that affect people in need are presented in the context of the values, ethics, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker. The book's up-to-date coverage and its social problems approach, along with Zastrow's easy-reading style, make it an enduring favorite in preparing students for the rewards and the challenges of the real world of social work.
The Seventh Edition has been completely updated, and now features international perspectives as well as many new discussions of key trends in the field. Just some of the topics Zastrow covers include: Generalist Practice, Spirituality, The strengths perspective, Managed care, Child molestation, rape, and incest, Diversity, The criminal justice system, populations at risk, Ethnic-sensitive social work practice, Proposed welfare alternatives, Institutional racism, Depression in the Elderly, and The population crisis and the future.
Using a social problems approach, the book presents useful tools for social work intervention that readers can use in helping to facilitate positive changes. As students come face to face with the harsh realities of today's social problems, they become familiar with the social services and programs they'll encounter in helping people overcome their troubles. As they learn more about the shortcomings and benefits of the social services, they begin to think critically about new ways to solve problems.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK. 1. SOCIAL WELFARE: ITS BUSINESS, HISTORY, AND FUTURE. Goal of Social Welfare. Social Welfare as an Institution and as a Discipline. Social Welfare's Relationship to Sociology and to Other Academic Disciplines. Social Welfare's Relationship to Social Work. Social Welfare's Relationship to Other Institutions. Social Welfare's Relationship to Human Services. Residual View Versus Institutional View of Social Welfare. Liberalism Versus Conservatism. Developmental View of Social Welfare. History of Social Welfare. The Future. Dramatic Changes Foreseen in the American Family. Summary. Notes. 2. SOCIAL WORK AS A PROFESSION AND A CAREER. A Brief History of Social Work. A Multiskilled Profession. Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Practice. A Medical Versus a Systems Model of Human Behavior. An Ecological Model of Human Behavior. Goals of Social Work Practice. The Strengths Perspective. Social Work Stereotypes. Employment Settings and Opportunities in Social Work. Private Practice of Social Work. International Social Work. Self-Awareness and Identity Development. Summary. Notes. 3. GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. Generalist Social Work Practice Defined. The Change Process. A Variety of Roles. Social Work with Individuals. Social Work with Families. Social Work with Groups. Social Work with Organizations. Social Work with the Community. Knowledge, Skills, and Values for Social Work Practice. Knowledge Base, Skill Base, Value Base. Social Work Education. Summary. Notes. PART II: SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL SERVICES. 4. POVERTY AND PUBLIC WELFARE. The Problem. A Brief History of Our Response to the Poor. The Rich and the Poor. Defining PovertyIs a Policy Problem. Who Are the Poor? Causes of Poverty. The Culture of Poverty. Functions of Poverty. Social Insurance Programs. Public Assistance Programs. Proposed Welfare Alternatives. Social Work and Public Welfare. Summary. Notes. 5. EMOTIONAL/BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS AND COUNSELING. A Perspective on Emotional Problems. Nature and Extent of Emotional and Behavioral Problems. What is Mental Illness? Labeling as the Cause of Chronic "Mental Illness". Other Issues. Social Structure and Mental Illness. Treatment. Treatment Facilities: Community Mental Health. Counseling. Summary. Notes. 6. FAMILY PROBLEMS AND SERVICES TO FAMILIES. Diverse Family Forms. The American Family: Past and Present. Problems in the Family. Summary. Notes. 7. SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SEX VARIANCES, AND SEX COUNSELING. Sex in History and in Other Cultures. Formal Study of Sex. Variances Rather than Sexual Problems. Types of Sexual Variances. Tolerated Sex Variance. Structural Sex Variance: Homosexuality. Asocial Sex Variance. Personal Sexual Concerns. Sex Counseling and Sex Therapy. Summary. Notes. 8. DRUG ABUSE AND DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS. Drugs and Drug Abuse. A Brief History of Our Drug-Taking Society. Sociological Theories of Drug Abuse. Drug Subcultures. Facts About and Effects of Commonly Used Drugs. Rehabilitation Programs. Suggestions for Curbing Drug Abuse in the Future. Educational Programs. Prevention of Illegal Drug Trafficking across Borders. Employee Drug-Testing Programs. Stricter Laws and Enforcement. Decriminalization of Drug Use. The British Approach. Summary. Notes. 9. CRIME, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES. Nature and Extent of Crime. Crime Causation Theories. Types of Crimes. The Criminal Justice System. How to Reduce Crime and Delinquency. Social Work and the Criminal Justice System. Summary. Notes. 10. PROBLEMS IN EDUCATION AND SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK. Problematic Areas in Education. Strategies to Improve Education. Toward Equal Educational Opportunity. School Social Workers: A Response to Crisis. Summary. Notes. 11. WORK-RELATED PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WORK IN THE WORKPLACE. A Brief History of Work. Trends in American Work Force. Problems in the Work Setting. Social Work in the Workplace. Summary. Notes. 12. RACISM, ETHNOCENTRISM, AND STRATEGIES FOR ADVANCING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE. Ethnic Groups and Ethnocentrism. Race and Racism. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Oppression. Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes. Racial and Ethnic Discrimination. Race as a Social Concept. Institutional Racism and Institutional Discrimination. Causes of Racial Discrimination and Oppression. The Effects and Costs of Discrimination and Oppression. Background of Racial Groups. Strategies for Advancing Social and Economic Justice. Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice. The Future of American Race and Ethnic Relations. Summary. Notes. 13. SEXISM AND EFFORTS FOR ACHIEVING EQUALITY. History of Sex Roles and Sexism. Sexual Harassment. Traditional Sex-Role Expectations. Is There a Biological Basis for Sexism? Sex-Role Socialization. Consequences of Sexism. Recent Developments and a Look to the Future. Sexism and Social Work. Future Directions of the Women's Movement. Summary. Notes. 14. AGING AND GERONTOLOGICAL SERVICES. An Overview. A "Recent Discovered" Minority Group. Definitions of Later Adulthood. Problems Faced by the Elderly. Current Services. Social Work and the Elderly. The Emergence of the Elderly as a Powerful Political Force. Development of Social Roles for the Elderly. Preparation for Later Adulthood. Summary. Notes. 15. HEALTH PROBLEMS AND MEDICAL SOCIAL SERVICES. Physical Illnesses and the Health Care System. Problems in Health Care. Financing Medical Care. Improving the Current System. Medical Social Work. Counseling the Terminally Ill. Summary. Notes. 16. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITIES AND REHABILITATION. History of Rehabilitation Practices. Developmental Disabilities. Society's Reactions to Disabilities. Current Services. Roles of Social Workers. Reactions to Having a Disability. Summary. Notes. 17. OVERPOPULATION, MISUSE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AND FAMILY PLANNING. The Population Crisis. Doubling Time and Population Growth. Doubling Time and Developing Countries. An Optimal Population Size. Problems of Overpopulation. The Theory of Demographic Transition. Problem Attitudes and Values. Two Countries with Sever Population Problems. Environmental Problems. What Needs to Be Done. Social Work and Family Planning. Your Future in Combating Human Problems. Summary. Notes. Appendix. Photo Credits. Index.

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