9780495601685

Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives

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    9780495601685

  • ISBN10:

    0495601683

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/10/2009
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Designed to give you a solid introduction to the profession of social work, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE helps you understand the issues that social workers address every day. Using clear, engaging prose, author Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced overview within a unifying theme of critical thinking that will train you to be more evaluative of key concepts. In addition, studying is made easy with the Book Companion Website, which provides you with opportunities to complete self-assessments as well as pre- and post-tests for each chapter. Thoughtful case studies found throughout the text show you what social-work practice looks like in different contexts and with different populations.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
Social Work Values and Ethics
Empowerment and Human Diversity
The Process of Generalist Practice
Practice Settings
An Overview of Social Welfare and Social Work History
Policies, Policy Practice, and Policy Advocacy: Foundations for Service Provision
Policies and Programs to Combat Poverty
Social Work and Services for Children and Families
Social Work and Services for Older Adults
Social Work and Services for People with Disabilitiess
Social Work and Services in Health Care
Social Work and Services in Mental Health
Social Work and Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence
Social Work and Services for Youth in the Schools
Social Work and the Criminal Justice System
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