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Social Work : A Profession of Many Faces

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12th
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9780205477722

ISBN10:
0205477720
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This best-selling text continues to offer a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work with a unique focus on the diverse groups to whom social workers provide services, including children, older adults, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
part one A Social Worker Makes a Difference
2(10)
A Child Welfare Case: The Social Worker in Action
5(7)
Prefatory Comment
5(6)
Demetria's First Case
5(6)
Concluding Comment
11(1)
part two Social Work in U.S. Society
12(64)
Social Welfare: A Response to Human Need
15(20)
Prefatory Comment
15(15)
Identifying Human Needs
15(1)
Social Welfare Programs
16(1)
The Evolution of Social Welfare
17(6)
Social Welfare in the Early 2000s
23(5)
The Successes and Failures of Human Service Programs
28(2)
Concluding Comment
30(2)
Key Words and Concepts
32(1)
Suggested Information Sources
32(1)
Endnotes
32(3)
Social Work: A Comprehensive Helping Profession
35(22)
Prefatory Comment
35(17)
The Central Themes Underpinning Social Work
36(4)
The Mission of Social Work
40(2)
Defining Social Work
42(2)
Social Work Practice Approaches
44(4)
Social Workers: Their Many Faces
48(4)
Concluding Comment
52(1)
Key Words and Concepts
53(1)
Suggested Information Sources
54(1)
Endnotes
54(3)
The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
57(19)
Prefatory Comment
57(16)
The Nature of Professions
57(3)
Social Work as a Profession: A Historical Perspective
60(11)
Social Work on 9/11: The Case of a Maturing Profession
71(2)
Concluding Comment
73(1)
Key Words and Concepts
74(1)
Suggested Information Sources
74(1)
Endnotes
74(2)
part three Social Work Career Options
76(64)
Entry to the Social Work Profession
79(22)
Prefatory Comment
79(17)
Issues in Social Work Preparation and Employment
80(5)
Options for Human Service Practice
85(4)
Levels of Professional Social Work Practice
89(7)
Concluding Comment
96(1)
Key Words and Concepts
97(1)
Suggested Information Sources
98(1)
Endnotes
98(3)
Fields of Social Work Practice
101(20)
Prefatory Comment
101(16)
Aging
102(1)
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
103(1)
Child Welfare
104(3)
Community/Neighborhood Work
107(1)
Corrections/Criminal Justice
108(1)
Disabilities (Physical and Mental)
109(1)
Family Services
110(1)
Income Maintenance
111(1)
Medical and Health Care
112(1)
Mental Health and Illness
113(1)
Occupational or Industrial Social Work
114(2)
Schools
116(1)
Youth Services
116(1)
Concluding Comment
117(1)
Key Words and Concepts
118(1)
Suggested Information Sources
118(1)
Endnotes
119(2)
Settings for Social Work Practice
121(19)
Prefatory Comment
121(16)
Characteristics of Practice Settings
122(5)
Issues Affecting Agency-Based Practice
127(7)
Issues in Private Practice
134(3)
Concluding Comment
137(2)
Key Words and Concepts
139(1)
Suggested Information Sources
139(1)
Endnotes
139(1)
part four The Practice of Social Work
140(148)
Values and Ethics in Social Work
143(18)
Prefatory Comment
143(14)
The Nature of Values
144(2)
The Place of Values in Social Work
146(1)
Social Values in U.S. Society
146(2)
Values Held by Social Workers
148(4)
Areas of Practice Addressed by the NASW Code of Ethics
152(1)
Illustrations of Values and Ethics Operating in Social Work Practice
153(4)
Concluding Comment
157(1)
Key Words and Concepts
158(1)
Suggested Information Sources
159(1)
Endnotes
159(2)
Competencies Required for Social Work Practice
161(22)
Prefatory Comment
161(19)
The Universal Social Work Competencies
162(3)
Frequently Utilized Social Work Competencies
165(7)
Competencies Occasionally Needed by Social Workers
172(6)
Low Utilization Competencies for Most Social Workers
178(2)
Concluding Comment
180(1)
Key Words and Concepts
181(1)
Suggested Information Sources
181(1)
Endnotes
181(2)
The Role of Social Work in Prevention
183(26)
Prefatory Comment
183(21)
Prevention: An Evolving Concept in the Twenty-First Century
183(2)
Gang Violence and Homicide Prevention
185(11)
U.S. Homeland Security Department as a Prevention Effort
196(4)
Class Action Social Work and Prevention
200(4)
Concluding Comment
204(1)
Key Words and Concepts
205(1)
Suggested Information Sources
205(1)
Endnotes
205(4)
Social Work throughout the World
209(16)
Prefatory Comment
209(12)
Today's Global Social Concerns: A Context for Social Work
209(1)
World Population Changes: Creating a Global Demand for Social Work in the Future
210(2)
Social Welfare Programs: A Varied Response to Human Need
212(3)
A Global Approach to Social Work
215(3)
Social Workers Act Globally: The Tsunami Disaster
218(1)
Employment in International Social Work
219(2)
Concluding Comment
221(1)
Key Words and Concepts
222(1)
Suggested Information Resources
222(1)
Endnotes
222(3)
The Challenges for Social Workers in Rural America
225(14)
Prefatory Comment
225(10)
Characteristics of Rural Areas
226(2)
Social Welfare in Rural Areas
228(1)
Characteristics of Social Work Practice in Rural Areas
229(1)
A Glimpse of Rural Social Work Practice
230(2)
Special Considerations in Rural Practice Today
232(3)
Concluding Comment
235(1)
Key Words and Concepts
236(1)
Suggested Information Sources
236(1)
Endnotes
236(3)
Domestic and International Gang Terrorism
239(34)
Prefatory Comment
239(27)
Defining and Understanding Terrorism
240(2)
Defining and Understanding Gangs
242(2)
Gang Behavior Career Continuum
244(4)
Theories of Gangs
248(2)
The Prevalence of Gangs
250(1)
Types of Gangs
251(2)
The Ecosystems Model
253(6)
The Origin of Domestic and International Gang Terrorism
259(4)
Macro Intervention with Domestic Terrorist Gangs
263(1)
Macro Intervention with International Terrorist Gangs
264(2)
Concluding Comment
266(1)
Key Words and Concepts
267(1)
Suggested Information Sources
268(1)
Endnotes
268(5)
Social Work with U.S. Casualties of the Middle East Wars
273(15)
Prefatory Comment
273(12)
Social Work and Survivors of War
273(1)
Social Work with Soldiers and Veterans
274(2)
Social Work with the Families of Soldiers and Veterans
276(1)
Social Programs for Soldiers and Veterans
276(1)
Social Work Practice during Reintegration Efforts
277(5)
Special Considerations Regarding Today's Victims of War
282(2)
Social Work and the Prevention of War
284(1)
Concluding Comment
285(1)
Key Words and Concepts
286(1)
Suggested Information Sources
286(1)
Endnotes
286(2)
part five Social Work Practice with Special Populations
288(290)
Social Work Practice with Women
295(34)
Prefatory Comment
295(26)
Current Demographics
296(3)
Health and Mental Health Risk Factors
299(1)
Ecosystems Model
300(13)
Intervention Strategies
313(7)
Emerging Issues and Trends
320(1)
Concluding Comment
321(1)
Key Words and Concepts
321(1)
Suggested Information Sources
321(1)
Endnotes
322(7)
Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
329(34)
Prefatory Comment
329(27)
Current Demographics
330(4)
Ecosystems Framework
334(8)
Macro Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
342(2)
Micro Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
344(7)
Emerging Issues and Trends
351(5)
Concluding Comment
356(1)
Key Words and Concepts
357(1)
Suggested Information Sources
357(1)
Endnotes
358(5)
Social Work Practice with Children and Youth
363(20)
Prefatory Comment
363(17)
Current Demographics
364(9)
The Ecosystems Model
373(3)
A Micro Case Analysis
376(3)
A Macro Case Example
379(1)
Concluding Comment
380(1)
Key Words and Concepts
381(1)
Suggested Information Sources
381(1)
Endnotes
381(2)
Social Work Practice with Older Americans
383(28)
Prefatory Comment
383(24)
Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being
384(2)
Indicators of Health
386(2)
Ecosystems Model Analysis
388(5)
Intervention Strategies with Older People
393(7)
Issues and Trends in Social Work with Older People
400(7)
Concluding Comment
407(1)
Key Words and Concepts
407(1)
Suggested Information Sources
408(1)
Endnotes
408(3)
Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities
411(24)
Prefatory Comment
411(20)
Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities
412(1)
Defining Disability
413(8)
Disability and the Minority Model
421(1)
Societal Responses to Disability
422(4)
The Ecosystems Model and People with Disabilities
426(4)
Emerging Issues for Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities
430(1)
Concluding Comment
431(1)
Key Words and Concepts
431(1)
Suggested Information Sources
431(1)
Endnotes
432(3)
Social Work Practice with Muslims in the United States
435(28)
Prefatory Comment
435(20)
Muslims in America
435(1)
A Preliminary Understanding of Islam
436(3)
The Demographics of Muslims in the United States
439(2)
Muslim Families
441(1)
Common Cultural Values in Islamic Discourse
442(3)
Structural Factors in the Social Environment
445(5)
Historical Factors
450(2)
Implications for Micro and Macro Practice
452(3)
Concluding Comment
455(1)
Key Words and Concepts
456(1)
Suggested Information Sources
456(1)
Endnotes
457(6)
Social Work Practice with Asian Americans
463(26)
Prefatory Comment
463(21)
Demographics
463(2)
Health and Mental Health Risk Factors
465(1)
Ethnic Group Stressors
466(1)
Service Systems
467(2)
Micro Practice Perspectives
469(2)
Ecosystems Model Framework
471(10)
Macro Practice Perspectives
481(2)
Emerging Issues
483(1)
Concluding Comment
484(1)
Key Words and Concepts
485(1)
Suggested Information Sources
485(1)
Endnotes
485(4)
Social Work Practice with American Indians and Alaskan Natives
489(26)
Prefatory Comment
489(22)
Current Demographics
490(3)
Ecosystems Framework
493(4)
Micro Social Work Practice with American Indians
497(10)
Macro Social Work Practice with American Indians
507(2)
The Future
509(2)
Concluding Comment
511(1)
Key Words and Concepts
511(1)
Suggested Information Sources
511(1)
Endnotes
512(3)
Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans
515(20)
Prefatory Comment
515(16)
Demographic Profile
516(1)
Ecosystems Model
517(7)
Micro Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans
524(4)
Macro Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans
528(3)
Concluding Comment
531(1)
Key Words and Concepts
532(1)
Suggested Information Sources
532(1)
Endnotes
532(3)
Social Work Practice with African Americans
535(22)
Prefatory Comment
535(18)
Current Demographics
537(1)
African Americans: A Diverse and Resilient People
538(1)
Key Social Issues and Elements of African American Culture
539(7)
The Ecosystems Model and African Americans
546(5)
Competent Social Work Practice with African American Clients
551(1)
Emerging Considerations for Work with African Americans
552(1)
Concluding Comment
553(1)
Key Words and Concepts
553(1)
Suggested Information Sources
553(1)
Endnotes
554(3)
Social Work Practice with Puerto Ricans
557(21)
Prefatory Comment
557(18)
Current Demographics
558(3)
Health and Mental Health Risk Factors
561(5)
General Data on Health Care and Puerto Ricans
566(1)
Beliefs and Practices That Influence Puerto Ricans' Health
567(1)
Ecosystems Perspective
568(6)
Intervention Strategies
574(1)
Concluding Comment
575(1)
Key Words and Concepts
575(1)
Suggested Information Sources
575(1)
Endnotes
576(2)
part six Social Workers in Action
578(42)
Social Workers in Action: School Homicide and the Death Penalty
581(39)
Prefatory Comment
581(35)
Background to the Case
582(2)
Social Work Psychosocial Intervention
584(2)
Applying Crisis Theory to the Tasks at Hand
586(2)
Mobilizing Related Mental Health Disciplines
588(1)
Dealing with the Media
589(3)
A Town Tries to Heal
592(5)
The Report: A Psychosocial Evaluation
597(8)
The Report Is Challenged by the People
605(3)
A Social Worker's Work Is Never Finished
608(4)
Alternatives to Capital Punishment for Women in the United States
612(4)
Concluding Comment
616(1)
Key Words and Concepts
617(1)
Suggested Information Sources
617(1)
Endnotes
618(2)
Photo Credits 620(1)
Name Index 621(2)
Subject Index 623


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