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Advanced Social Work Practice



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Dr. Joan Dworkin has been a Professor in the Division of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento since 1994. She teaches advanced social work practice and social work practice with HIV and AIDS in the graduate program. Her primary specialty areas are mental health, public health, HIV and AIDS, professional education and divorce mediation, and she has experience in provision of clinical services in community mental health and in development of primary prevention programs.Multilevel Social Work Practice: A Case Study Manualfeatures over 20 cases, addressing diverse and ethnic clients and groups, so that introductory practitioners can understand the close relationship between their clinical work, which is client-focused, and working for social justice, which most frequently is population-focused. Through the cases, content, and accompanying activities and resources for further research, social workers will develop the ability to fully address the concerns and problems of the people they work with and will be able to act on them simultaneously.

Author Biography

Joan Dworkin is Professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento, where she teaches social work practice to graduate students.

Table of Contents

Guide to Problem-Based Learning and the Case Study Method
Multilevel Work with Individuals and Families
Strengths Based and Solution-Focused Narrative Intervention
Raul and Nora: A Latino Couple in Transition
Clinical Practice in a Rural Community with an Adult Survivor of Sexual Trauma
Assessment Challenges With an Adult Homeless Male
The Impact of Agency Policy on Intervention with a Family Affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Youth and Violence
A School-Based Program for Teen Parents
Outreach to Homeless Youth at Risk
Response to School Violence: A Community Based Approach
Community-Based Services For Youth Released on Parole
Family and Community Interventions to Address Violence and Trauma in Adults
A Cambodian Woman with Severe Psychological and Social Trauma
Saving STOP: A Community-Based Program To Reduce Jail Recidivism
Immigrant and Refugee Families
Resettlement of a Jewish Refugee Family from the Former Soviet Union
Interventions With Recent Hmong Immigrants
Health Related Interventions
Dealing with Endstage Illness: Cultural Issues and the Interdisciplinary Team
AIDS in Remission: Reversing Direction
Northeast Valley: A Latino Community Overcoming Vulnerability
Multilevel Interventions With Organizations and Communities
Primary Prevention to Promote Effective Parenting: The Parent University
Integrated Services in American Indian Country
Partners in Care: Improving Medical and Psychosocial Care For the Elderly
Restoring Organizational Functioning: Challenge for a New Executive Director
Further Reflections on Problem-Based Learning
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