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Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

by Lynne M. Healy, Rosemary J. Link


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Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Today's professionals respond to concerns including permeable borders, the upheavals of war, displaced workers, natural disasters, international adoption, and human trafficking. Everywhere, social workers work with service users and colleagues from diverse cultures and countries. Globally relevant concepts such as human rights, development, and inclusion offer new perspectives to enhance policy and practice and facilitate the international exchange of ideas.

This handbook is the first major reference text to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for students and researchers alike. The extensive collection of 73 chapters confirms the integral and necessary nature of international social work knowledge to all areas of practice, policy, and research. Chapters systematically map the key issues, organizations, competencies, training and research needs, and ethical guidelines central to international social work practice today, emphasizing the linkages among social work, development, and human rights practice. In-depth country case studies and policy examples encourage readers to understand how their practice in social work touches on international issues, regardless of whether the work is done at home or abroad.

Representing all regions of the world, a wide range of contributors that are leaders in their fields have put together an exhaustive collection that represents the state-of-play of international social work today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195333619
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 223,343
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lynne M. Healy, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Center for International Social Work Studies at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.

Rosemary J. Link, PhD, is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Simpson College, Iowa.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

SECTION I. Theories and Concepts Underlying International Social Work
2. Defining International Social Work
Lynne M. Healy
3. Globalization
Maureen Wilson
4. Development
James Midgley
5. Human Rights and Their Relevance for Social Work as Theory and Practice
Silvia Staub-Bernasconi
6. Social Exclusion and Inclusion
Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler
7. Social Justice
Dorothee Hölscher

8. The History of the Development of Social Work
Lynne M. Healy
9. Claiming Women's Places in the World: Social Workers' Roles in Eradicating Gender Inequalities Globally
Lena Dominelli

SECTION III. International Social Work Practice
10. Work With Immigrants and Refugees
Uma A. Segal
11. International Adoption
Karen Smith Rotabi
12. Trauma Counseling
Allison Rowlands
13. International Social Service: Addressing the Need for Intercountry Casework
Felicity Northcott, Julie Gilbert Rosicky, Andy Elvin, Jean Ayoub, and Christine Lambert
14. Social Development and Social Work
Doreen Elliott
15. Disaster Relief and Management: Readiness, Response, and Recovery
Golam M. Mathbor
16. Representing Social Work at the United Nations and Other International Bodies
Robin Mama
17. Cultural Efficacy in Communication and Practice in Global Context
Lois Bosch
18. Cultural Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Ngoh Tiong Tan

SECTION IV. Global Social Issues
19. Global Ageing: Implications for International Social Work
M. C. "Terry" Hokenstad and Moon Choi
20. Child Abuse and Neglect
Letnie F. Rock
21. Child Labor and Work
Dennis J. Ritchie
22. Child Soldiers
Joanne Corbin
23. Children in and of the Street
Kristin M. Ferguson
24. Community Violence
Horace Levy
25. Drugs: Addictions and Trafficking
Katherine van Wormer
26. Employment, Unemployment, and Decent Work
Tatsuru Akimoto
27. Environmental Degradation and Preservation
Christina L. Erickson
28. Ethnic Conflicts
Darja Zavirsek and Jelka Zorn
29. HIV/AIDS: The Global Pandemic
Hugo Kamya
30. Human Trafficking
Jini L. Roby
31. Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival
Jay T. Johnson and Michael Yellow Bird
32. Mental Health
Janice Wood Wetzel
33. Migration and Refugees
Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler
34. Natural and Human-Caused Disasters
Michael J. Zakour
35. Poverty and Human Needs
Vimla Nadkarni and Govind Dhaske
36. Racism and Antiracist Strategies
Narda Razack
37. SARS: A Case of a Global Health Threat
Ngoh Tiong Tan
38. Status of Women
Susan Mapp
39. Veterans, Soldiers, and Military Families: The Role of Social Work
Jesse Harris
40. Violence Against Women
Susan Mapp
41. Youth
Lincoln O. Williams

SECTION V. International Profession and Professional Organizations
42. International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
Nigel Hall
43. International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Lynne M. Healy
44. International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)
Denys Correll
45. International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)
Frank B. Raymond and Charles "Chuck" Cowger
46. Global Ethical Principles and Dilemmas
Elaine Congress

SECTION VI. Organizations and Institutions Involved in International Social Work
47. The United Nations Agencies
Stuart Wilson
48. Nongovernmental Organizations and Global Social Change
Kathryn Libal and Scott Harding
49. Regulators of the Global Economy: The IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO
Peta-Anne Baker with Kimberly Hinds

SECTION VII. International Social Work Education and Research
50. Models of Internationalizing Curriculum
Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link
51. International Field Placements
Pat Lager and Sally Mathiesen
52. Models of International Exchange
Rosemary J. Link and Gabi Cacinovic Vogrincic
53. Using Technology for International Education and Research
Thomas P. Felke and Goutham M. Menon
54. Comparative Cross-National Research (World Census)
Angeline Barretta-Herman

SECTION VIII. Social Work Around the World
55. Social Work in Africa
Lengwe-Katembula Mwansa
56. Social Work in Asia
Ngoh Tiong Tan
57. Social Work in Australia and New Zealand
Carolyn Noble and Mary Nash
58. Social Work in the Caribbean
Peta-Anne Baker and John Maxwell
59. Social Work in Europe
Annamaria Campanini
60. Social Work in Latin America
Irene Queiro-Tajalli
61. Social Work in North America
Julia Watkins (United States), Therese Jennissen and Colleen Lundy (Canada)

SECTION IX. Poverty and Development
62. International Social Development Projects
Lorne Jaques and W. Duffie VanBalkom
63. Measuring Social Well-Being
Lynne M. Healy
64. Microcredit: A Development Strategy for Poverty Reduction
Rebecca L. Thomas
65. Variations and Issues of Survival of European Welfare State Models in the Twenty-First Century
Sven Hessle

SECTION X. Human Rights
66. Overview of Human Rights: The UN Conventions and Machinery
Joseph Wronka
67. Women and the Human Rights Framework
Elizabeth Reichert
68. Children's Rights
Rosemary J. Link
69. Human Rights of People With Disabilities
Gunn Strand Hutchinson
70. Human Rights and Sexual Orientation
Gary Bailey

SECTION XI. Conclusions: Toward the Future
71. International Careers in Social Work
Amy Bess and Rosemary J. Link
72. International Labor Mobility in Social Work
Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler
73. Conclusion
Rosemary J. Link

A. IASSW/IFSW Ethics in Social Work: Statement of Principles
B. Global Standards for the Education and Training of the Social Work Profession
C. The Millennium Development Goals and Targets
D. The IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: A Quick Guide for Social Workers
Martha Bragin

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