9780495601708

An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work Becoming a Change Agent

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495601708

  • ISBN10:

    0495601705

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/16/2009
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Considering a career in social work? Or, simply interested in how these talented and dedicated professionals contribute to society? AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK: BECOMING A CHANGE AGENT, 3E introduces you to the social-work profession and describing the role of social worker in the social-welfare system. Through case studies, personal stories, and exercises, this social-work text helps you apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker.

Table of Contents

What Is Social Work?
The Social Welfare System
Social Justice and Civil Rights
Poverty and Economic Disparity
Modes of Intervention
Working with Diverse Populations
Child Welfare: Working with Children and their Families
Gerontology: Working with People who are Older
Health Care Services
Mental Health Services
School Social Work
The Workplace
Substance Abuse
Violence, Victims, and Criminal Justice
Crisis, Trauma and Disasters
NASW Code of Ethics
Web Resources
Glossary
Index
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