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An introductory textbook taking a disciplinary rather than social problems approach to social work. Conveys the professional values, knowledge, and skills of the field; and provides an overview of human behavior, the social environment, social welfare policy and services, and social work practice and research. The second edition (first in 1992) features additional content on empowerment, the strengths perspective, and diversity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205156177
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 525
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Social Work: A Helping Profession 3
2 An Evolving Profession 29
3 Social Work and Social Systems 59
4 The Social Service Delivery System 86
5 Values and Ethics in Social Work 119
6 Social Work and Social Justice 145
7 Diversity and Social Work 172
8 Empowering Processes for Social Work Practice 211
9 Social Work Functions and Roles 247
10 Social Work and Social Policy 281
11 Social Work in the Public Domain 311
12 Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health 340
13 Social Work and Family Issues 380
14 Social Work Across the Life Span 421
Epilogue 458
Appendix A NASW Code of Ethics 460
Appendix B A Code of Ethics for Radical Social Service Workers 468
References 471
Name Index 505
Subject Index 513
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