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

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Overview

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: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sect. I Social Justice and Social Work with Groups
Ch. 1 Social Justice: A Global Perspective 3
Ch. 2 Social Justice and Social Work with Groups: Fragile - Handle with Care 7
Ch. 3 The Meaning, Scope, and Context of the Concept of Social Justice in Social Work with Groups 25
Ch. 4 Current Innovations in Social Work with Groups to Address Issues of Social Justice 35
Sect. II Social Justice in Theory for Social Work with Groups
Ch. 5 Group Work and Social Justice: Rhetoric or Action? 53
Ch. 6 Social Group Work, Social Justice 65
Ch. 7 Culturally Grounded Approaches to Social Justice Through Social Work with Groups 79
Ch. 8 Social Work with Groups, Mutual Aid, and Social Justice 91
Sect. III Social Justice in the Practice of Social Work with Groups
Ch. 9 Meet Them in The Lab: Using Hip-Hop Music Therapy Groups with Adolescents in Residential Settings 103
Ch. 10 Talking Circles: A Traditional Form of Group Work 119
Ch. 11 New Perspectives in Group Work for Working with Sexually Abused African-American Children 135
Ch. 12 Worker Self-Disclosure in Group Work 147
Ch. 13 Meals Made Easy: A Group Program at a Food Bank for Parents of Young Children 159
Ch. 14 A Social Group Worker As a Resident in an Independent Living Facility 169
Ch. 15 From Fragile to Wild: Group Work As the Transforming Element in Redressing Social Inequities for Older Women 181
Sect. IV Social Justice in Social Work Education and Research for Social Work with Groups
Ch. 16 Group Passage to the Profession: The Field Seminar in Social Work Education 197
Ch. 17 Justice in Teaching: Teaching As Group Work 213
Ch. 18 Participant Perceptions of Online Group Work with Fathers of Children with Spina Bifida 227
Index 241
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