9780205636839

Social Work : A Profession of Many Faces

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205636839

  • ISBN10:

    0205636837

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: 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. It covers the emergence of the profession of social work, career oportunities for social workers, and the values and competencies required of social workers. Timely issues that this edition addresses include the following: the events of 9/11 and their dramatic influence on human services in the United States; the United States involvement in Middle East warfare; the physical and emotional damage to individuals involved in Middle East warfare; and the 2000 Census---how substantial changes in the U.S. population suggest a need for realignment of social services.

Table of Contents

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Preface
A Social Worker Makes a Difference
A Child Welfare Case: The Social Worker in Action
Prefatory Comment
Demetriarsquo;s First Case
Concluding Comment
Social Work in U.S. Society
Social Welfare: A Response to Human Need
Prefatory Comment
Social Welfare Programs
The Evolution of Social Welfare
Social Welfare in the Early 2000s
The Successes and Failures of Human Service Programs
Concluding Comment Key Words And Concepts Suggested Information Sources Endnotes
Social Work: A Comprehensive Helping Profession
Prefatory Comment
The Central Themes Underpinning Social Work
The Mission of Social Work
Defining Social Work
Social Work Practice Approaches
Social Workers: Their Many Faces
Concluding Comment Key Words And Concepts Suggested Information Sources Endnotes
The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
Prefatory Comment
Social Work as a Profession: A Historical Perspective
Social Work Confronts a Disaster: Evidence of a Maturing Profession
Concluding Comment Key Words And Concepts Suggested Information Sources Endnotes
part three Social Work Career Options
Entry to the Social Work Profession
Prefatory Comment
Issues in Social Work Preparation and Employment Options for Human Service
Practice Levels of Professional Social Work Practice
Concluding Comment Key Words And Concepts Suggested Information Sources Endnotes
Fields of Social Work Practice
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