Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering People

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-03
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, NINTH EDITION looks at today's society with a realistic view of social problems, and gives you a comprehensive overview of the profession. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow motivates you to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. Throughout the book, social problems cases, exhibits, and tables help you apply the concepts and compare and contrast the issues. You can study whenever and wherever you want with the latest technology tools: CengageNOW, an assessment-centered tutorial program that is integrated throughout the book, has interactive components including video segments which depict social work practitioners. Thomson iAudio, which features MP3-ready Audio Lecture Overviews for each chapter and a comprehensive audio glossary of key terms for quick study and review, is also available with this edition. Additionally, a free book-specific website is available to help you succeed. No wonder this is the #1 best-selling book in social work!

Table of Contents

Social Welfare: Its Business, History, and Future
Social Work as a Profession and a Career
Generalist Social Work Practice
Poverty and Public Welfare
Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Counseling
Family Problems and Services to Families
Sexual Orientation and Services
Drug Abuse and Drug Treatment Programs
Crime, Juvenile Delinquency, and Correctional Services
Problems in Education and School Social Work
Work-Related Problems and Social Work in the Workplace
Racism, Ethnocentricism, and Strategies for Advancing Social and Economic Justice
Sexism and Efforts for Achieving Equality
Aging and Gerontological Services
Health Problems and Medical Social Services
Physical and Mental Disabilities and Rehabilitation
Overpopulation, Misuse of the Environment, and Family Planning
Epilogue: Your Future in Combating Human Problems
Appendix: Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers
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