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Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice. LAW IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE teaches readers to understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client interests, recognize certain client problems as legal, work effectively with lawyers, and learn how the law shapes and restricts clients' actions. It also addresses how the law regulates social work practice, and how to recognize and respect the rights of clients and others affected by a practitioner's actions.
Table of Contents
|SECTION I: AN OVERVIEW OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE LAW|
|1. Basic Legal Concepts and Principles for the Social Worker|
|2. The Hearing Process|
|3. The Social Worker in the Hearing Process|
|4. Locating and Using The Law|
|SECTION II: CONSTITUTIONAL AND CRIMINAL LAW|
|5. Basic Constitutional Concepts and Principles for the Social Worker|
|6. Prosecution and Punishment of Adult Offenders|
|7. Adjudication and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders|
|SECTION III: THE CHILD, THE FAMILY, AND THE LAW|
|8. Protection of Children|
|11. Custody and Support of Children|
|12. Domestic Violence and Abuse|
|13. Education of Children|
|SECTION IV: HEALTH AND THE LAW|
|14. Commitment and Treatment of Persons with Mental Disabilities|
|15. Competency and Guardianship of Persons with Mental and Physical Disabilities|
|16. Medical Care|
|SECTION V: THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK AND THE LAW|
|17. Regulation of the Profession of Social Work|
|18. Disclosure of Professional Communications and Records|
|19. Professional Liability|
|20. Professional Relationships with Lawyers|
|TABLE OF CASES|