Social Work Practice with Men at Risk

Social Work Practice with Men at Risk

by Rich Furman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231143818

ISBN-13: 9780231143813

Pub. Date: 04/22/2010

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Treating men as a culturally distinct group, Rich Furman integrates key conceptions of masculinity into culturally sensitive social work practice with men. Focusing on veterans, displaced workers, substance abusers, mental health consumers, and other groups that might be unlikely to seek help, Furman deftly explores the psychosocial development of men, along with

Overview

Treating men as a culturally distinct group, Rich Furman integrates key conceptions of masculinity into culturally sensitive social work practice with men. Focusing on veterans, displaced workers, substance abusers, mental health consumers, and other groups that might be unlikely to seek help, Furman deftly explores the psychosocial development of men, along with the globalization of men's lives, alternative conceptions of masculinity, and special dynamics within male relationships.

Furman bolsters his conclusions with case studies and evidence-based interventions. His cutting-edge research merges four key social work theories and explores how they inform practice with mental health issues, compulsive disorders, addiction, and violence. By promoting gender equity and culturally competent practice with men, Furman bridges the gap between clinical and macro practice. Social Work Practice with Men at Risk is a crucial text for educators and practitioners hoping to pursue effective, far-reaching interventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231143813
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/22/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. IntroductionPart I: Understanding the Worlds of Men2. Men's Psychosocial Health in a Global Era3. Conceptions of Masculinity and the Development of Men4. The Relationships of Men5. Theoretical and Practice GuidelinesPart II: Men at Risk: Problems and Solutions6. Men and Violence7. Workers at Risk8. Warriors at Risk9. The Physical Health of Men10. Men and Mental Illness11. Older Men at Risk12. Diverse Men at Risk13. Men, Compulsive Disorders, and Addictions14. Conclusion: What Is Right About Men?Appendix: ResourcesReferencesIndex

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