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Overview

Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book provides a concise, hands-on roadmap for learning about human rights within a social work context. By illustrating the importance of human rights to the social work profession with understandable explanations and exercises, author Elisabeth Reichert highlights why social workers need to embrace the concept of human rights.

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Editorial Reviews

Debrah L. De Laet
"In Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book, Elisabeth Reichert has written a basic introduction to human rights specifically for social workers and faculty who teach in this field. The book is clearly written and has a very practical orientation towards the subject of human rights that will engage many readers."
Debrah L. DeLaet
"In Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book, Elisabeth Reichert has written a basic introduction to human rights specifically for social workers and faculty who teach in this field. The book is clearly written and has a very practical orientation towards the subject of human rights that will engage many readers."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412914116
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 474,486
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Reichert, LCSW, Ph.D. received her degree in social work from the University of Tennessee in 1985 with the aid of a Fulbright Scholarship. She also holds an equivalent degree in Germany. After receiving her social work degree, she practiced clinical social work until 1994, when she began teaching social work policy and practice. she is professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has previously published a book on Social Work and Human Rights: A Foundation for Policy and Practice.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Why Human Rights and Social Work?
Human Rights and Law
Purpose of This Book
Outline of Book
Teaching Human Rights and Social Work
Ch. 1: What Are Human Rights?
Definition of Human Rights
Three Sets of Human Rights
Human Rights Terms
Enforcement of Human Rights
Exercises
Ch. 2: Beginnings of Human Rights
Evolution of the Human Rights Framework
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Social Workers and Development of Human Rights
Exercises
Ch. 3: Building the Foundation: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Opening Statement
Summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Exercises
Taking the Human Rights Temperature of Your Community
Ch. 4: Beyond the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Conclusion
Exercises
Ch. 5: Human Rights and Vulnerable Groups
What is a Vulnerable Group?
Women as a Vulnerable Group
Children as a Vulnerable Group
Victims of Racism as a Vulnerable Group
Persons With Disabilities as a Vulnerable Group
Persons With HIV-AIDS as a Vulnerable Group
Older Persons as a Vulnerable Group
Gays and Lesbians as a Vulnerable Group
Conclusion
Exercises
Ch. 6: Cultural Relativism
Guidelines for Analyzing Cultural Relativism
Cultural Relativism - This Era's Facism?
Exercises
Ch. 7: Human Rights and Ethics
NASW Code of Ethics
IFSW and Ethics
Human Rights and Ethics
Exercises
Ch. 8: Social Work Practice and Human Rights
Preliminary Foundation for Applying Human Rights
Exercises
Ch. 9: The International Side of Human Rights and Social Work
International Human Rights Issues
Exercises
Conclusion
Appendixes
References

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