Social Work: An Empowering Profession / Edition 8

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Overview

Applies the empowerment perspective to the Social Work profession.

Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 8e introduces the social work profession and interweaves contemporary themes of strength, human rights, and social justices. In addition, this title details the empowerment-oriented roles of the social worker as consultant, resource manager, and educator.

Connecting Core Competencies series -- Each chapter highlights the core competencies and practice behavior examples found in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces these connections. MySearchLab.com activities enhance the student experience by integrating the mastery of CSWE's core competencies with practice and research.

This title is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the Social Work Profession.
  • Apply principles of empowerment to various fields of social work practice.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to case scenarios presented throughout the text.
  • Analyze issues faced by clients using a human right and social frame.
  • Examine personal perspectives and biases.

0205922384 / 9780205922383 Social Work: An Empowering Profession Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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

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Editorial Reviews

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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: 9780205848942
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Connecting Core Competencies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 82,259
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (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

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part One: The Profession of Social Work

Chapter 1: Social Work: A Helping Profession

Chapter 2: An Evolving Profession

Chapter 3: Social Work and Social Systems

Chapter 4: The Social Service Delivery System

Part Two: Social Work Perspectives

Chapter 5: Values and Ethics in Social Work

Chapter 6: Human Rights and Social Justice

Chapter 7: Diversity and Social Work

Part Three: Generalist Social Work

Chapter 8: Empowerment Social Work Practice

Chapter 9: Social Work Functions and Roles

Chapter 10: Social Work and Social Policy

Part Four: Contemporary Issues in Fields of Practice

Chapter 11: Social Work and Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment, and Criminal Justice

Chapter 12: Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health

Chapter 13: Social Work with Families and Youths

Chapter 14: Adult and Aging Services


FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part One: The Profession of Social Work

Chapter 1: Social Work: A Helping Profession

Who Are Social Workers?

What Do Social Workers Do?

What Is the Purpose of Social Work?

How Are Social Work and Social Welfare Related?

How Is Social Work an Empowering Profession?

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Chapter 2: An Evolving Profession

The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession

Defining Social Work as a Profession

The Quest for Professional Status

The Common Base of Social Work Practice

Tenets for the Social Work Profession

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Chapter 3: Social Work and Social Systems

The Ecosystems Perspective

Social Functioning

Client Systems in Social Work

Social Work Methods

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Chapter 4: The Social Service Delivery System

Social Service Settings

The Funding of Services

Staffing Patterns

Self-Help Groups as Resources

Service Delivery Issues

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Part Two: Social Work Perspectives

Chapter 5: Values and Ethics in Social Work

Values and Ethics

The Foundation of Professional Social Work Values

The Value Context of Social Work

Social Work Codes of Ethics

Ethical Principles for Social Work

Ethical Preferences for Empowerment Social Work

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Chapter 6: Human Rights and Social Justice

Human Rights in Society

Social Justice

Social Injustice: The “Isms”

The Bases of Social Injustice

Effects of Social Injustice

Opportunities, Obstacles, and Empowerment

Social Work as a Human Rights and Social Justice Profession

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Chapter 7: Diversity and Social Work

Diversity and Social Work

Multicultural Social Work Practice

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Sexual Diversity

Social Work with Diverse Populations

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Part Three: Generalist Social Work

Chapter 8: Empowerment Social Work Practice

The Empowerment Base of Social Work Practice

Engagement

Assessment

Implementation: Intervention and Evaluation

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Chapter 9: Social Work Functions and Roles

A Generalist Approach

Consultancy

Resource Management

Education

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Chapter 10: Social Work and Social Policy

Social Policy

Social Policy and Political Ideologies

Social Work and Social Policy

Street-Level Services

Public Welfare Policy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Current Public Welfare Programs

Looking Forward

Practice Test

Part Four: Contemporary Issues in Fields of Practice

Chapter 11: Social Work and Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment, and Criminal Justice

Social Work and Poverty

Social Work and Homelessness

Social Work and Unemployment

Social Work in Criminal Justice

Concluding Remarks

Practice Test

Chapter 12: Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health

Social Work in Health Systems

Social Work and Genetics

Social Work and AIDS

Social Work and Physical Disabilities

Social Work and Developmental Disabilities

Social Work and Mental Health

Social Work and Chemical Dependency

Concluding Remarks

Practice Test

Chapter 13: Social Work with Families and Youths

The Contemporary Family

Child Maltreatment

Child Welfare Services

Social Work in the Schools

Specialized Services for Adolescents

Concluding Remarks

Practice Test

Chapter 14: Adult and Aging Services

Services for Adults

Caregiving for Aging Parents and Life Partners

Intimate Partner Violence

Elder Abuse

Services for Older Adults

Concluding Remarks

Practice Test

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