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Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 62 Professionals Tell

Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 62 Professionals Tell "Real-Life" Stories From Social Work Practice

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Overview

Spend a day with social workers in 62 different settings, and learn about the many career paths available to you. Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 62 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face.



This book is an essential guide for anyone who wants an inside look at the social work profession. Whether you are a social work graduate student or undergraduate student, an experienced professional wishing to make a change in career direction, or just thinking about going into the field, you will learn valuable lessons from the experiences described in DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS.

The 5th edition includes updates throughout, as well as new chapters on police social work, library social work, suicide prevention/intervention, anti-trafficking, social work and the opioid crisis, legislative social work, adoption social work, social work education, and arts-based social work.

From the Foreword:

The more I thought about the book and what it contributes, I realized that it paints a “word picture” of what social work is as a profession. This is not an easy thing to do, given how multifaceted social work is and given the many settings in which it is practiced. This book presents the mosaic that is social work—a mosaic of multiple “tiles” held together with the core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence, all applied “within the context and the complexity of the human experience,” as stated in the NASW Code of Ethics. -Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, Ph.D., LCSW, President, NASW

From the Introduction:

My hope is that you will use this book as a starting point—an introduction to the variety of roles social workers play every day. Use it as you would the opportunity to literally follow and observe 62 different social workers for a day. Soak up as much as you can from each experience, decide what you would like to explore further, and then take it from there! -Linda May Grobman, MSW, LSW, ACSW

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929109845
Publisher: White Hat Communications
Publication date: 05/22/2019
Series: Days in the Lives of Social Workers Series , #1
Edition description: 5th ed.
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Linda May Grobman, MSW, LSW, ACSW, is the founder, publisher, and editor of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER®, the social work careers magazine, and the co-author of THE SOCIAL WORKER'S INTERNET HANDBOOK. She has practiced social work in mental health and medical settings, and is a former interim executive director of two state chapters of the National Association of Social Workers. She received her MSW and BM (Music Therapy) degrees and is a graduate of the Music for Healing and Transition Program. Linda was the 2014 Pennsylvania NASW Social Worker of the Year and is an NASW Social Work Pioneer®.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents (Main Sections)

About the Editor/Contributors

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction to the 5th Edition

Prologue: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Social Work

PART 1—HEALTH CARE

PART 2—SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK

PART 3—CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

PART 4—MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

PART 5—SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

PART 6—PRIVATE PRACTICE

PART 7—CRIMINAL JUSTICE

PART 8—OLDER ADULTS

PART 9—END OF LIFE AND LOSS

PART 10—MANAGEMENT

PART 11—VETERANS AND THE MILITARY

PART 12—HIGHER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

PART 13—INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK

PART 14—POLICY PRACTICE

PART 15—WORKING IN COMMUNITIES

APPENDIX A: Organizations of Interest to Social Workers

APPENDIX B: Web Resources

APPENDIX C: Useful Government Websites

APPENDIX D: Social Media, Blogs, and Podcasts, Oh My!