Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces / Edition 12

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Overview

This best-selling text continues to offer a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work with a unique focus on the diverse groups to whom social workers provide services; including children, older adults, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups.

It covers the emergence of the profession of social work, career oportunities for social workers, and the values and competencies required of social workers.

Timely issues that this edition addresses include the following: the events of 9/11 and their dramatic influence on human services in the United States; the United States involvement in Middle East warfare; the physical and emotional damage to individuals involved in Middle East warfare; and the 2000 Census---how substantial changes in the U.S. population suggest a need for realignment of social services.

Topics incl. social workers in action, central themes of social work, competencies, special populations.

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Presents an overview of social work, introducing terms, concepts, key people, and critical events that have shaped the profession, and emphasizing the relevance of social work to today's social issues. Part I traces historical development of the field, Part II focuses on career options and settings for social work, and Part III examines the ethical foundation of social work. Part IV consists of four sections on working with special populations, such as women, gays, rural and urban populations, and ethnic minorities. Part V offers an extended fictional case study of a drive-by shooting. For undergraduates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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A textbook that presents an overview of social work, introducing many of the terms, concepts, key people, and critical events that have shaped the profession. This revised and updated edition (sixth was 1992) adds an original piece of illustrative practice material, a chapter that addresses "the social worker-in-action," which begins at the individual level and moves to the cultural level to address America's violent culture and obsession with firearms and other environmental factors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205636839
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Series: MyHelpingKit Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 608
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Social Welfare: A Response to Human Need 5
Ch. 2 Social Work: A Comprehensive Helping Profession 27
Ch. 3 The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession 51
Ch. 4 Entry to the Social Work Profession 73
Ch. 5 Fields of Social Work Practice 95
Ch. 6 Settings for Social Work Practice 119
Ch. 7 Values and Ethics in Social Work 143
Ch. 8 Competencies Required for Social Work Practice Today 179
Ch. 9 Prevention as a New Direction: The Future of Social Work 213
Ch. 10 Social Work Practice with Special Populations 251
Ch. 11 Social Work Practice with Women 285
Ch. 12 Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People 313
Ch. 13 Social Work Practice with the Elderly 347
Ch. 14 Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities 375
Ch. 15 Social Work Practice in Rural Areas: Appalachia as a Case Example 401
Ch. 16 Urban Gang Violence: A Psychosocial Crisis 429
Ch. 17 Social Work Practice with Asian Americans 465
Ch. 18 Social Work Practice with American Indians and Alaskan Natives 485
Ch. 19 Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans 513
Ch. 20 Social Work Practice with African Americans 541
Ch. 21 Social Work Practice with Puerto Ricans 563
Ch. 22 The Social Worker in Action: A High School Homicide Case 587
Name Index 621
Subject Index 623
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