Social Work in Contemporary Society / Edition 2

Social Work in Contemporary Society / Edition 2

by Charles D. Garvin, John E. Tropman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205271669

ISBN-13: 9780205271665

Pub. Date: 11/14/1997

Publisher: Pearson Education

How are the various methods of social work practice used in the major social problem areas, including work with children and families, corrections, education, the workplace, healthcare, mental care, and the like? This book will answer the questions posed. Coverage includes detailed information on the social work methods used with individuals, groups, families,

Overview

How are the various methods of social work practice used in the major social problem areas, including work with children and families, corrections, education, the workplace, healthcare, mental care, and the like? This book will answer the questions posed. Coverage includes detailed information on the social work methods used with individuals, groups, families, organizations, communities, and society as a whole. Coverage of diversity and social justice is integrated throughout the book, with references to different ethnic groups, gender and sexual orientation, disability and circumstance. Social workers and social welfare agents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205271665
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/14/1997
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART ONE: THE HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND INTELLECTUAL CONTEXTS FOR SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES 1(82)
Chapter 1 A History of Social Welfare and Social Work
1(37)
Social Welfare, Social Policy, and Social Work
2(1)
Social Welfare History
3(1)
English Social Welfare History
3(9)
United States Social Welfare History
12(16)
Urbanism, Social Exploitation, and Social Welfare
28(3)
Conclusion
31(1)
Internet Exercise
31(1)
Notes
32(6)
Chapter 2 Social Work, Social Science, and Social Problems
38(26)
Social Work and Social Science
39(1)
Social Science and Social Problems
40(1)
Social Problems
40(1)
Historical Perspective on Social Thought
41(1)
The Contributions of Social Science Theory
42(11)
The Contribution of Social Science Methods
53(3)
The Contribution of Social Work Research
56(1)
What Social Work Needs from Social Science
57(1)
Conclusion
58(1)
Internet Exercise
59(1)
Notes
60(4)
Chapter 3 The Structure of the Welfare State
64(19)
The Welfare State
65(1)
Perspectives on the Welfare State
66(2)
The Scope of the Welfare State
68(7)
The Reasons for the Welfare State
75(3)
United States Society: Welfare State, Poorfare Culture
78(1)
Value Dilemmas in the Welfare State
78(1)
Conclusion
79(1)
Internet Exercise
80(1)
Notes
80(3)
PART TWO: HOW SOCIAL WORKERS ACT TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE 83(135)
Chapter 4 Choosing a System Level for Change
83(20)
The Concept of Levels and Systems in Social Work
84(4)
The Concept of System Levels in Social Work
88(5)
System Levels and Relationships
93(1)
System Levels and Social Intervention
94(5)
The Orchestration of System-Level Intervention
99(1)
Conclusion
100(1)
Internet Exercise
101(1)
Notes
101(2)
Chapter 5 Helping Individuals to Change
103(23)
Individual Problems
104(4)
The Evolution of Individual Helping in Social Work
108(5)
The Phases of Helping
113(10)
Conclusion
123(1)
Internet Exercise
124(1)
Notes
124(2)
Chapter 6 Helping Groups and Families to Change
126(20)
Group and Family Situations
128(1)
The Phases of Helping
129(14)
Conclusion
143(1)
Internet Exercise
144(1)
Notes
145(1)
Chapter 7 Helping Organizations to Change
146(30)
Major Approaches to Organizational Change
149(1)
Four Elements of the Change Process
150(2)
The Phases of Helping
152(6)
Organizational Phases and Differing Techniques
158(7)
Organizational Features and Problems
165(8)
Conclusion
173(1)
Internet Exercise
174(1)
Notes
174(2)
Chapter 8 Helping Communities to Change
176(21)
Three Overall Approaches to Community Change
179(3)
Two Major Elements in Community Change
182(1)
Stages of Community Growth
183(2)
Specific Community Features and Problems: Three Issues
185(4)
The Phases of Helping
189(4)
Conclusion
193(1)
Internet Exercise
194(1)
Notes
195(2)
Chapter 9 Helping Societies to Change
197(21)
Two Major Approaches
201(3)
Two Major Elements in Societal Change: Intellectual and Interpersonal
204(1)
Societal Features and Problems
205(2)
The Phases of Helping
207(7)
Special Issues: Writing, Leadership, and Gender
214(1)
Conclusion
215(1)
Internet Exercise
215(1)
Notes
216(2)
PART THREE: SOCIAL SERVICE INSTITUTIONS: THE LOCATIONS OF SOCIAL WELFARE ACTIVITIES 218(183)
Chapter 10 The Structure of Social Service Systems
218(17)
The 4Cs Perspective on Social Services
219(1)
Strategic Perspectives on Social Services
220(1)
What Are Social Service Systems?
220(1)
A Social Service Template
221(3)
Eight Strategic Perspectives on Social Services
224(6)
Conflicts in a Social System
230(2)
Conclusion
232(1)
Internet Exercise
233(1)
Notes
233(2)
Chapter 11 Service Delivery for Enhancing Criminal Justice
235(27)
The Function of the Criminal Justice System
236(1)
The Function of Social Work in the Criminal Justice System
237(2)
Values and Ideologies in Corrections
239(5)
An Overview of the Criminal Justice System
244(5)
Selected Components in Detail
249(6)
Issues and Directions
255(3)
Conclusion
258(1)
Internet Exercise
258(1)
Notes
259(3)
Chapter 12 Service Delivery for Promoting Health and Meeting the Needs of Older Adults
262(34)
The Function of the Health System
263(1)
The Function of Social Work in the Health Care System
264(6)
Values and Ideologies in Health Care
270(2)
An Overview of the Health Care System
272(8)
Selected Components in Detail
280(8)
Issues and Directions
288(1)
The Aged
289(2)
Conclusion
291(1)
Internet Exercise
291(1)
Notes
292(4)
Chapter 13 Service Delivery for Enhancing Education
296(24)
The Function of the Educational System
297(2)
The Function of Social Work in the Educational System
299(4)
Value and Ideological Issues in Education
303(2)
An Overview of the Educational System
305(4)
Selected Components in Detail
309(5)
Issues and Directions
314(1)
Conclusion
315(1)
Internet Exercise
316(1)
Notes
317(3)
Chapter 14 Service Delivery for Enhancing the Welfare of Families and Children
320(47)
The Functions of the Systems of Services for Families and Children
321(5)
The Function of Social Work in Services for Families and Children
326(2)
Values and Ideologies in Services to Families and Children
328(2)
An Overview of the Systems of Services for Families and Children
330(7)
Selected Components in Detail
337(22)
Issues and Directions
359(2)
Conclusion
361(1)
Internet Exercise
362(1)
Notes
362(5)
Chapter 15 Social Work in the Workplace
367(17)
A History of Workplace Social Concern
369(1)
Corporate Social Welfare
370(4)
Social Change and Social Work in the Workplace
374(4)
Social Work in the Workplace
378(3)
Conclusion
381(1)
Internet Exercise
382(1)
Notes
382(2)
Chapter 16 Service Delivery for Enhancing the Environment and Housing
384(17)
The Functions of Systems That Focus on the Environment and Housing
385(2)
The Function of Social Work in Enhancing the Environment and Housing
387(1)
Values and Ideologies for Services to Enhance the Environment and Housing
388(1)
An Overview of Services for Enhancing the Environment and Housing
389(4)
Selected Components in Detail
393(4)
Energy Usage and Conservation
397(1)
Issues and Directions
397(1)
Conclusion
398(1)
Internet Exercise
399(1)
Notes
399(2)
PART FOUR: PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES, PRIORITIES, AND VALUES 401(66)
Chapter 17 Knowledge Development, Data Collection, and Research
401(24)
The Relationship between Social Work and Research
402(4)
Types of Research
406(1)
States of the Research Process
407(6)
Research Issues and Social Work Methods
413(8)
Conclusion
421(1)
Internet Exercise
422(1)
Notes
422(3)
Chapter 18 Social Work and the Elimination of Social Exploitation
425(19)
Basic Principles
426(5)
Exploitation and Social Problems
431(4)
Ways of Understanding Diversity
435(6)
Conclusion
441(1)
Internet Exercise
441(1)
Notes
442(2)
Chapter 19 The Profession of Social Work
444(23)
The Definition of a Profession
445(3)
Is Social Work a Profession?
448(6)
A Brief History of the Social Work Profession
454(1)
Competing and Complementary Trends in the Profession of Social Work
455(3)
Professional Demographics
458(1)
Education and Training for Our Profession of Social Work
458(2)
Employment in the Social Work Profession
460(1)
Issues in the Profession of Social Work
461(2)
Conclusion
463(1)
Internet Exercise
464(1)
Notes
464(3)
Bibliography 467(20)
Name Index 487(6)
Subject Index 493

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