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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.
|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|