Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Social Change

Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Social Change

by N. Sullivan, L. Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789018152

ISBN-13: 9780789018151

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Help change the world by bringing ideas of social justice into your group work practice! Social workers who use hip-hop music to reach out to troubled adolescents. Practitioners who compare First Nations talking circles with social work practice with groups. A retired professor who transforms the way her fellow senior living center residents participate in their

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Help change the world by bringing ideas of social justice into your group work practice! Social workers who use hip-hop music to reach out to troubled adolescents. Practitioners who compare First Nations talking circles with social work practice with groups. A retired professor who transforms the way her fellow senior living center residents participate in their world. Fathers of children with spina bifida who help one another through an online discussion group. These and other examples you'll discover in Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change will help you to assist groups to gain a sense of empowerment and create change in their own lives and communities. In Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change you'll also find: definitions of social justice within the context of social work a proposal to help focus on social justice in teaching guidelines for group facilitators making decisions about self-disclosure studies of innovative group work discussion of the challenges to achieving social justice in group work valuable ways to ground social group work in rich cultural traditions This new book rides the crest of the growing wave of justice in social work with groups. Culled from the proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, it gives you the innovations and current thinking of professionals who, while coming from different cultural and professional backgrounds, are focused on helping all people enjoy the same rights and opportunities. If you want to use group work to challenge social inequality, Social Work with Groups will be a welcome addition to your library. Social action that gets results has to start somewhere-let it begin with you!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789018151
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sect. ISocial Justice and Social Work with Groups
Ch. 1Social Justice: A Global Perspective3
Ch. 2Social Justice and Social Work with Groups: Fragile - Handle with Care7
Ch. 3The Meaning, Scope, and Context of the Concept of Social Justice in Social Work with Groups25
Ch. 4Current Innovations in Social Work with Groups to Address Issues of Social Justice35
Sect. IISocial Justice in Theory for Social Work with Groups
Ch. 5Group Work and Social Justice: Rhetoric or Action?53
Ch. 6Social Group Work, Social Justice65
Ch. 7Culturally Grounded Approaches to Social Justice Through Social Work with Groups79
Ch. 8Social Work with Groups, Mutual Aid, and Social Justice91
Sect. IIISocial Justice in the Practice of Social Work with Groups
Ch. 9Meet Them in The Lab: Using Hip-Hop Music Therapy Groups with Adolescents in Residential Settings103
Ch. 10Talking Circles: A Traditional Form of Group Work119
Ch. 11New Perspectives in Group Work for Working with Sexually Abused African-American Children135
Ch. 12Worker Self-Disclosure in Group Work147
Ch. 13Meals Made Easy: A Group Program at a Food Bank for Parents of Young Children159
Ch. 14A Social Group Worker As a Resident in an Independent Living Facility169
Ch. 15From Fragile to Wild: Group Work As the Transforming Element in Redressing Social Inequities for Older Women181
Sect. IVSocial Justice in Social Work Education and Research for Social Work with Groups
Ch. 16Group Passage to the Profession: The Field Seminar in Social Work Education197
Ch. 17Justice in Teaching: Teaching As Group Work213
Ch. 18Participant Perceptions of Online Group Work with Fathers of Children with Spina Bifida227
Index241

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