Introduction to Social Work

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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With its balanced presentation of social work and social welfare, this classic book provides a comprehensive and historical view of social work to help readers better understand and appreciate the profession. It emphasizes the generalist practice perspective and answers students'questions about social work and their social work education. Cases help students apply theory to practice and provide a glimpse of what social workers do as well as illustrate the versatility of the profession.

Table of Contents

What is Social Work?
The Evolution of Social Welfare and Social Work in the United States
Education for Social Work
Generalist Practice and Introductory Theory
Social Work Practice
Social Work Practice with Individuals
Social Work Practice with Groups
Social Work Practice with Communities
Administration and Research
Social Work Services
Mental Health Services
Social Work in Health Care
Social Work in Schools
Social Security and Public Welfare
Family and Child Welfare Services
Correctional Services
Services for the Aged
Drug Abuse and Social Work
Services with Minorities
Social Work in Rural Areas
Case Management
Professional Development
Social Work: AMaturing Profession
Social Work Prevention and Enrichment
Social Work and the Future
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