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Social Work, Social Welfare and American Societyprovides readers with a political perspective on social welfare with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions - in order to help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs. This popular introductory text is written by two of the best-known authors in social work and social welfare. The Seventh Edition continues to examine the values, ethics, and knowledge needed by social workers, as well as exploring social workers'current roles in social welfare programs. A key strength of this text is its strong coverage of the history of social welfare movements. It allows readers to place welfare developments in an historical context.
Table of Contents
|Most chapters conclude with ldquo;Conclusion,rdquo; ldquo;Web Sites,rdquo; and ldquo;Endnotes.rdquo;|
|Competing Perspectives on Social Welfare|
|Political Perspectives and Social Welfare Issues|
|The World View of Conservatives, Liberals, and Radicals|
|The Author's Perspective|
|Social Welfare: Basic Concepts|
|Stigma and Social Welfare|
|Descriptive Definitions of Social Welfare|
|A Functional Definition of Social Welfare|
|A Classification of Social Welfare Services|
|Perspectives on Social Welfare|
|Social Work as a Profession|
|Social Work and Professionalism|
|Social Work's Historical Development|
|Social Work Values and Philosophical Base|
|Social Work Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas|
|Social Work Methods|
|A Model of Social Work Practice|
|Salaries and Job Opportunities|
|Social Work Education and Knowledge for Practice|
|Current Professional Issues|
|Social Work in the Larger Field of Social Welfare|
|Perspectives on Practice|
|Generalist Social Work Practice|
|History and Development of Social Work Practice|
|Development of the Concept of Generalist Social Work|
|Case Management: A Major Skill for Generalist Practitioners|
|Practice Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas|
|Responses to Human Diversity|
|Definition of the Problem|
|Definition of Terms|
|Dynamics of Intergroup Relations|
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