Religious Organizations in Community Services: A Social Work Perspective [NOOK Book]

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This book explores the scope and breadth of religious organizations in social work practice. It begins by tracing the origins of the social work profession back to the earliest civilizations and their religious traditions, establishing the precedent for a fruitful commingling of religion and social welfare. The contributors propose that religious/faith organizations can assume responsibilities for social welfare in the 21st century, using the Korean Church as one example of an ...

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Religious Organizations in Community Services: A Social Work Perspective

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Overview

This book explores the scope and breadth of religious organizations in social work practice. It begins by tracing the origins of the social work profession back to the earliest civilizations and their religious traditions, establishing the precedent for a fruitful commingling of religion and social welfare. The contributors propose that religious/faith organizations can assume responsibilities for social welfare in the 21st century, using the Korean Church as one example of an effective provider of social services.

A 12-step model for religious organizations to use to develop community action programs is also presented.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826115782
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Terry Tirrito, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tirrito is a graduate of Fordham University in New York with a Degree in gerontological social work. Dr. Tirrito was a visiting professor at Australian Catholic University, Canberra, Australia and at Masey University in New Zealand.

Dr. Terry Tirrito has written three books, ElderPractice: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Working with Older Adults in the Community (1996), Gerontological Social Work: Theory into Practice (1997) and Aging in New Millennium (in press, 2003). She presented at over 100 international, national and regional conferences. Dr. Tirrito lectured on aging issues in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Argentina, Canada, and the United States.

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