The Field of Social Work

Overview

The eighth edition of this classic textbook confronts students with two central issues of the profession of social work: 'How do can social workers help people deal with personal misfortune? and 'What can social workers do to help bring about a just society?' Answers to these questions come from the book's four main sections. The Field of Social Work is an excellent text for an introductory course in social work. It provides the student with a general introduction to the principles of social work, and proceeds to...

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Overview

The eighth edition of this classic textbook confronts students with two central issues of the profession of social work: 'How do can social workers help people deal with personal misfortune? and 'What can social workers do to help bring about a just society?' Answers to these questions come from the book's four main sections. The Field of Social Work is an excellent text for an introductory course in social work. It provides the student with a general introduction to the principles of social work, and proceeds to applications of specific social work methods, providing case studies that illustrate the applications of these methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780608014937
  • Publisher: Books on Demand
  • Publication date: 1/1/1985
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

PART ONE: FOUNDATION OF SOCIAL WORK: VALUES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROFESSION The Value Base for Social Work - Dorothy J Kiester and Jane H Pfouts The Helping Art of Social Work - Alan Keith-Lucas The Knowledge Base of Social Work - Norman A Polansky PART TWO: POLICIES AND PROGRAMS OF MODERN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Development of Social Programs in the United States - Jane H Pfouts and Arthur E Fink Public Welfare Policy - Andrew W Dobelstein A Background for Understanding Welfare Services in the United States Public Welfare Programs - George Hoshino Federal, State and Local PART THREE: SOCIAL WORK METHODS OF PRACTICE Social Casework - Lois R Taber and Richard H Taber Social Group Work - Sonia Abels and Paul Abels Community Organization - P Nelson Reid Social Work with Families - Jane H Pfouts Case Management - Peter J Johnson PART FOUR: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN VARIED SETTINGS Profiles of Abuse and Neglect - Lane Cooke, Roberta Kyle, and Linda Reifsnyder Protective Services for Children in a Department of Social Services Nickie's Story - Ann Sullivan Specialized Adoption Services in a Department of Social Services Family Crisis - Janice Jacobson Ryan A Child with Cystic Fibrosis Medical Social Work in a Teaching Hospital Women with Weight Problems - Sibyl M Wagner Group Treatment in Social Work Practice Helping a Community Grow - Fredrico Souflee Community Organization with a Minority Population The Search for Self-Understanding - Allan A Bloom Long-Term Treatment in a Family Service Agency Industrial Social Work - Philip W Cooke Direct and Indirect Services and Consultation Epilogue - John B Turner Reflections on the Future of the Field of Social Work

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