Social Work Practice and Social Justice: From Local to Global Perspectives / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Through its global approach, Sowers and Rowe's book encourages students to think critically about oppression and social justice issues at home and around the world. As a fundamental premise, the book establishes that social work practice needs to move from the local to the global in order for social justice to prevail. By shifting toward the broader study of institutional oppression and social justice advocacy, the authors also address the CSWE requirement to provide global content in the undergraduate and graduate curriculums. Throughout the text, articles, quotes and examples powerfully illustrate the key issues.
About the Author
Karen M. Sowers is Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. Her expertise and research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, best practices in mental health, evidence-based practices, and international social work. Dr. Sowers is the author or co-author of numerous books, book chapters and journal articles. In addition to this text, Dr. Sowers has co-authored another Brooks/Cole text, Juvenile Justice Practice.
William S. Rowe is the Director of the School of Social Work at the University of South Florida. His research interests include HIV/AIDS, harm reduction, child welfare, and international social work. Dr. Rowe has written numerous journal articles and books.
Table of Contents
Part I. GLOBAL SOCIAL WORK: AN EMERGING PERSPECTIVE. 1. The Evolution of Social Work Around the World. 2. Social Work Throughout the World. 3. Global Standards for Social Work Practice: Implications for Generalist Practice. Part II. A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE IS A HUMAN PERSPECTIVE: SAMPLE POPULATIONS. 4. Social Work Practice with Children and Youth. 5. Social Work Practice with Women and Girls. 6. Social Work Practice with the Elderly. Part III. SOCIAL CHALLENGES AND PRACTICE APPROACHES FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. 7. Poverty Around the World. 8. Mental Health. 9. Substance Abuse. 10. Developmental/Physical Disability. 11. Health. 12. Crime and Justice. 13. Stress, Trauma, and Crisis Intervention. Part IV. MACRO PERSPECTIVES. 14. Community Development. Part V. THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. 15. Future Trends in Global Social Work Practice.