Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces / Edition 9

Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces / Edition 9

by Armando T. Morales, Bradford W. Sheafor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205317405

ISBN-13: 9780205317400

Pub. Date: 07/12/2000

Publisher: Pearson

This is one of the leading books in social work, a field that is fast growing. It is unique in its presentation of social work as a profession thatUs dedicated to serving the needs of diverse populations. Often used to study for the social work licensing exams, this book includes separate chapters on social work practice with many…  See more details below

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This is one of the leading books in social work, a field that is fast growing. It is unique in its presentation of social work as a profession thatUs dedicated to serving the needs of diverse populations. Often used to study for the social work licensing exams, this book includes separate chapters on social work practice with many special populations including, women, gays and lesbians, the elderly, people with disabilities, and different ethnic groups including, Asian Americans, American Indians, Mexican Americans, etc. Readers will build an understanding of social work's purpose, history, professional orientation, career patterns, values, and practice activities. Newer social workers looking for a comprehensive reference to their field and those who are interested in pursuing this expanding career field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205317400
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/12/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
618
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

I. SOCIAL WORK IN U.S. SOCIETY.

1. Social Welfare: A Response to Human Need.

2. Social Work: A Comprehensive Helping Profession.

3. The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession.

II. SOCIAL WORK CAREER OPTIONS.

4. Entry to the Social Work Profession.

5. Fields of Social Work Practice.

6. Settings for Social Work Practice.

III. THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK.

7. Values and Ethics in Social Work.

8. Competencies Required for Social Work Practice Today.

9. Prevention as a New Direction: The Future of Social Work.

IV. SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS.

An Overview of Special Populations and the Ecosystems Model.

10. Social Work Practice with Special Populations.

Selected Characteristics of Special Populations.

11. Social Work Practice with Women.

12. Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People.

13. Social Work Practice with the Elderly.

14. Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities.

The Rural/Urban Context of Social Work Practice.

15. Social Work Practice in Rural Areas: Appalachia as a Case Example.

16. Urban Gang Violence: A Psychological Crisis.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture.

17. Social Work Practice with Asian Americans.

18. Social Work Practice with American Indians and Alaska Natives.

19. Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans.

20. Social Work Practice with African Americans.

21. Social Work Practice with Puerto Ricans.

V. THE SOCIAL WORKER IN ACTION.

22. The Social Worker in Action: A High School Homicide Case.

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