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Overview

Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK introduces you to the social work profession and describes the role of social worker in the social welfare system. Through case studies, personal stories, and exercises, this social work text helps you apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495601708
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 505
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth A. Segal is Professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. Along with this text, Segal has multiple publications, including the social policy textbook SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS: A VALUES PERSPECTIVE. She was co-founder of the Journal of Poverty and currently serves on the editorial board. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice, and social empathy.

Karen Gerdes is Professor Emeritus at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. Her articles have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Social Work Education, The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Journal of Public Affairs Education. Dr. Gerdes's areas of interest include conation and the conative mind.

Sue Steiner is Professor at California State University, Chico School of Social Work. Her areas of interest include macro practice/community organizing, social welfare policy, and teaching effectiveness. She is a co-author of a book on self-care in social work and has published articles in numerous journals.

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Table of Contents

1. What Is Social Work? 2. History of the Social Welfare System and the Social Work Profession. 3. Poverty and Economic Disparity. 4. Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice. 5. Dimensions of Diversity. 6. Generalist Practice. 7. Child Welfare: Working with Children and their Families. 8. Gerontology: Working with People who are Older. 9. Health Care Services. 10. Mental Health Services. 11. School Social Work. 12. Substance Abuse. 13. Violence, Victims, and Criminal Justice. 14. Crisis, Trauma and Disasters. Appendix A: NASW Code of Ethics. Appendix B: Web Resources. Glossary. Index.

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