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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|
|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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