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Overview

As the profession of social work is being utilized more and more, a larger number of people are choosing to enter the field. Yet in order to embrace the profession and to begin training, one must fully understand the discipline. Thus unlike other introductory books that employ a social problems approach, this book takes a discipline approach to framing the foundations of social work. It also reflects the new NASW Code of Ethics (1996) and the latest changes resulting from recent welfare reform measures. In doing so, the authors' combined experience of over thirty-eight years as social work educators is evident. This book offers a thorough introduction to the profession and discipline of social work. The book's topics include values and ethics, cultural diversity, social justice, social work practice, human behavior, populations at risk, and policy and services. Additionally, the book details the roles of the social worker in the functions of consultation, resource management and education. Social workers, social work educators, and career changers.

Incl. social service delivery system; funding of services; staffing patterns; generalist social work; ethics

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An introductory text taking a discipline approach rather than a social problems approach. Overviews various elements of the field, covering historical and philosophical roots, the professional value base, dimensions of human behavior and social problems, perspectives on diversity, the social service delivery network, and the social work interventions of practice, policy, and research. Boxes feature contemporary issues, examples, and ethical concerns. This third edition contains new case material and expanded material in areas such as social welfare, child welfare, and gerontological social work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205401802
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/20/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda DuBois, MSW,LCSW, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Work at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Iowa for thirty-three years. Professor DuBois received her masters degree in social work in 1977 at the University of Iowa and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University in 2002. She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in public welfare, community planning, organizational development, and program evaluation. Dr. DuBois serves as a member on a number of community agency initiatives, ethics committees, and as a board member to agencies in the Quad Cities. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Karla Miley and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Karla Miley and Michael O’Melia.

Karla Miley, MSW,LSW is Professor Emerita, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois. She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Illinois and Iowa for thirty years. Professor Miley received her masters degree in social work in 1966 at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in school social work, health care, child welfare, and aging services. Professor Miley has served as a member on a number of community agency initiatives and boards. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Brenda DuBois and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Brenda DuBois and Michael O’Melia.

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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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