The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration / Edition 1

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Overview

The strong nexus between law and social work is beyond dispute: the law informs day-to-day social work practice and administration, and social workers are employed by the courts. Moreover, they work collaboratively with attorneys in legal aid offices, public defenders'offices, and other law enforcement settings, interviewing clients, preparing reports for use in court, interpreting social science information, and providing consultation on how best to approach client problems. This book addresses the relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment. The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in which social workers and attorneys collaborate to serve the public.

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What People Are Saying

Barbara Rittner

This book provides an outstanding resource for all social workers and social work students. Covered are the laws that have a direct and indirect impact on practice across a wide variety of settings. It provides practitioners with much needed assistance in how to conduct searches on relevant laws, how to be a witness and to testify in court, and timely information about all aspects of professional liability. In the last chapters, the role of law as it directly affects social workers in child welfare, schools, domestic violence, health and mental health care settings is reviewed. Social workers should not be without this valuable book in their libraries.

Barbara Rittner, director, PhD Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Social Work

Barbara Rittner

This book provides an outstanding resource for all social workers and social work students. Covered are the laws that have a direct and indirect impact on practice across a wide variety of settings. It provides practitioners with much needed assistance in how to conduct searches on relevant laws, how to be a witness and to testify in court, and timely information about all aspects of professional liability. In the last chapters, the role of law as it directly affects social workers in child welfare, schools, domestic violence, health and mental health care settings is reviewed. Social workers should not be without this valuable book in their libraries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231126489
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/11/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 590,938
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Theodore J. Stein is a professor of social welfare at the State University of New York at Albany. He has authored many articles on social work and the law and on social policy. He is the author of Social Policy and Policymaking by the Branches of Government and the Public-at-Large (Columbia).

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Sources of law 17
3 The justice system and an introduction to criminal and civil law 43
4 Legal research 74
5 The organization of social services and the regulation of the profession 99
6 Social workers and the courts 122
7 Professional liability 150
8 Families and the law 175
9 Education 207
10 Care and protection of children 229
11 Adoption 260
12 Domestic violence 291
13 Legal issues in health care 313
14 Mental health and the law 337
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