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International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs / Edition 2

International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs / Edition 2

by David R. Cox, Manohar Pawar


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International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs / Edition 2

International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs, Second Edition draws together the practice wisdom emerging within the broad scope of international social work practice and its role in contributing to the international community's efforts in combating the major global social problems of poverty, conflict and postconflict reconstruction, the development of countries and disadvantaged populations, migration and displacement, and the needs of specific populations such as child soldiers and AIDS orphans.

Utilizing an integrated perspectives approach incorporating global, human rights, ecological and social development perspectives, the International Social Work, 2e is designed to prepare social workers, human services professionals, development practitioners who desire to play significant roles in responding to modern global challenges that are critical to the well-being of people, communities, nations and ultimately of us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452217482
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 234,457
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

After a distinguished career as a social work educator and administrator, Dr. Cox currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. His professional interests have included work in social work and immigration and the experiences of refugees. He has written scores of articles and several books. He was awarded his Ph. D. from La Trobe in 1974.

Manohar Pawar, PhD, is professor of social work at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University (NSW, Australia) and is also the President of the Asia-Pacific branch of the International Consortium for Social Development. Earlier, he has taught at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has more than 30 years of experience in social work education, research and practice in Australia and India.

Professor Pawar has received a number of awards, including the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship located at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi (1986–1988); the Citation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2008, from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council); and Quality of Life Award (2001, from the Association of Commonwealth Universities).

His current areas of interest include international social work, development and social policy practice, social consequences of cli¬mate change and water, social work education, virtues and social work practice, informal care and ageing, NGOs and community devel¬opment. He is the lead chief investigator of research funded by the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Project that focuses on virtues and social work practice.

His publications include Social Work Practice Methods: Reflections on Thinking, Doing and Being (2015); Water and Social Policy (2014); International Social Work: Issues, Strategies and Programs (2013); The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work (2012); Social Development: Critical Themes and Perspectives (2010); and Community Development in Asia and the Pacific (2010).

Table of Contents

1. International Social Work
Social Work
The Global Spread and Organization of Social Work
International Social Work
2. The Integrated-perspectives Approach to International Social Work
The Global Perspective
The Human Rights Perspective
The Ecological Perspective
The Social Development Perspective
The Integrated-perspectives Approach as a Whole
The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Existing Social Work Theories
The Application of the Integrated-perspectives Approach to International Social Work
3. The Global Context of International Social Work
The Global Social Problems Context
The Organizational Context
The Ideological Context
The Emerging Policy Context: The Emergence of Global Social and Economic Policy and of International Law, and the Significance of These for International Social Work Practice
4. Basic Programs and Strategies for International Social Work
Capacity Building
Self-help and Self-reliance
Enhancing Social Integration or Social Cohesion
Community Development
5. The Field of Development: Background and Issues
Global Development Since 1945: The Various Paths to Development
Local-level Development
6. The Field of Development: Programs and Strategies
Local-level Development
Goals and Strategies Pertaining to Local-level Development
Key Strategies and Programs Appropriate to Local-level Development
The Place for Integrated Comprehensive Programs
7. The Field of Poverty: Background and Issues
Perspectives on Poverty: The Integrated-Perspectives Approach and Poverty
Global Poverty: Current Dimensions and Trends
Global Poverty: The Various Types or Facets of Poverty
Globalization and Poverty
The Poverty of the United Nations’ List of Least Developed Countries
Globally Induced Poverty
Poverty and the Development Process
Subsistence Poverty
Rural Poverty
Urban Poverty
Poverty and Specific Population Categories
Consequential Poverty
Definitions and Forms of Poverty
8. The Field of Poverty: Programs and Strategies
Poverty Alleviation in Context
A Model of Poverty Alleviation for International Social Work
Poverty Alleviation Programs and Strategies Used in International Social Work
9. The Field of Conflict and Post-conflict Reconstruction: Background and Issues
The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Conflict and Peace Issues
The Extent and Nature of Modern Conflict
The Role of the United Nations
The Role of Global Civil Society
The Postconflict Response
The Postconflict Situation and the Postconflict Reconstruction Agenda
The Humanitarian Aid Debate
10. The Field of Conflict and Postconflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies
Implementing the Comprehensive Postconflict Agenda
Some Key Areas of International Social Work in the Postconflict Situation
Delivering Psychosocial Programs
Rebuilding Communities
Securing and Maintaining Peace and Promoting Reconciliation
11. The Field of Migration and Labor Migration: Background and Issues
The Integrated Perspectives Approach to Migration
Global Migration
Labor Market Migration
Migrant Workers
Irregular Workers
Trafficked Persons
12. The Field of Displacement and Forced Migration: Background and Issues
Forced Migration: The Presenting Situation and Its Background
The Nature of Forced Migration in the Contemporary World
Forced Migration Movements and Numbers in Recent Times
A Critical Analysis of the Forced Migration Situation
Specific Aspects of International Social Work’s Involvement in Forced Migration Situations
13. The Field of Migration: Programs and Strategies
Labor Migration
Displacement and Forced Migration
A General Overview of Social Work Programs in Forced Migration Situations
Some Specific Programs and Strategies for Responding to Various Forced Migration Situations
Humanitarian Aid and Its Distribution
Programs Humanizing Existing Conditions
Trauma Counseling Programs
Support Programs
Social and Recreational Programs
Children’s Education and Psychosocial Programs
Services for Refugee Women
Family Reunion Programs
Repatriation Programs
Integration Programs
Human Rights Programs
Legal Programs
Community Development Programs
14. International Social Work With Specific Populations
Street Children
Child Laborers
Orphans and the HIV/AIDS Crisis
Child Soldiers
Youth in Developing Countries
Elderly Persons in Developing Countries
Persons with Disability in Developing Countries
15. International Organizations – Roles for Social Workers and Preparation of Social Workers for International Social Work
International Organizations
Roles for Social Workers in International Organizations
Preparation of Social Workers for International Social Work Practice
16. Challenges for International Social Work for the Twenty-first Century
The Way Ahead for International Social Work: Where Should International Social Work Be Heading in the Twenty-first Century?
Changes Required to Social Work Education
Changes Required to Social Work Practice
Careers in International Social Work: Social Work
Graduates’ Response to International Social Work
The Global Organization of Social Work
Appendix A: International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Appendix B: Acronyms
Appendix C: Useful Websites
About the Authors

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