Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces / Edition 10

Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces / Edition 10

by Armando T. Morales, Bradford W. Sheafor, Bradford W. Sheafor
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205376070
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Edition description:
Tenth
Pages:
644
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Social Welfare: A Response to Human Need5
Ch. 2Social Work: A Comprehensive Helping Profession27
Ch. 3The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession51
Ch. 4Entry to the Social Work Profession73
Ch. 5Fields of Social Work Practice95
Ch. 6Settings for Social Work Practice119
Ch. 7Values and Ethics in Social Work143
Ch. 8Competencies Required for Social Work Practice Today179
Ch. 9Prevention as a New Direction: The Future of Social Work213
Ch. 10Social Work Practice with Special Populations251
Ch. 11Social Work Practice with Women285
Ch. 12Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People313
Ch. 13Social Work Practice with the Elderly347
Ch. 14Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities375
Ch. 15Social Work Practice in Rural Areas: Appalachia as a Case Example401
Ch. 16Urban Gang Violence: A Psychosocial Crisis429
Ch. 17Social Work Practice with Asian Americans465
Ch. 18Social Work Practice with American Indians and Alaskan Natives485
Ch. 19Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans513
Ch. 20Social Work Practice with African Americans541
Ch. 21Social Work Practice with Puerto Ricans563
Ch. 22The Social Worker in Action: A High School Homicide Case587
Name Index621
Subject Index623

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