Social Work : An Empowering Profession

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  • Copyright: 1998-08-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The third edition of the first text to fully incorporate the strengths or empowerment perspective. Includes boxed features that feature empowerment and diversity. Reflects new NASW code of ethics. Provides added case material throughout.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvii
The Profession of Social Workp. 1
Social Work: A Helping Professionp. 3
Who Are Social Workers?p. 5
What Do Social Workers Do?p. 6
What Is the Purpose of Social Work?p. 10
How Are Social Work and Social Welfare Related?p. 17
How Is Social Work an Empowering Profession?p. 24
Looking Forwardp. 28
An Evolving Professionp. 30
The Emergence of Social Work as a Professionp. 31
Defining Social Work as a Professionp. 36
The Quest for Professional Statusp. 44
The Common Base of Social Work Practicep. 49
Tenets for the Social Work Professionp. 54
Looking Forwardp. 57
Social Work and Social Systemsp. 58
The Ecosystems Perspectivep. 60
Social Functioningp. 65
Client Systems in Social Workp. 68
Social Work Methodsp. 76
Looking Forwardp. 79
The Social Service Delivery Systemp. 80
Social Service Settingsp. 81
The Funding of Servicesp. 90
Staffing Patternsp. 97
Self-Help Groups as Resourcesp. 102
Service Delivery Issuesp. 104
Looking Forwardp. 106
Social Work Perspectivesp. 107
Values and Ethics in Social Workp. 109
Values and Ethicsp. 111
The Foundation of Professional Social Work Valuesp. 113
The Value Context of Social Workp. 115
Social Work Codes of Ethicsp. 123
Ethical Principles for Social Workp. 126
Looking Forwardp. 132
Social Work and Social Justicep. 134
Human Rights in Societyp. 136
Social Injustice: The "Isms"p. 139
The Bases of Social Injusticep. 147
Effects of Social Injusticep. 153
Opportunities, Obstacles, and Empowermentp. 157
Social Work's Mandate for Social Justicep. 158
Looking Forwardp. 159
Diversity and Social Workp. 160
Diversity and Minority Statusp. 162
Racial and Ethnic Diversityp. 164
Religious Diversityp. 179
Sexual Diversityp. 184
Social Work with Diverse Populationsp. 192
Looking Forwardp. 192
Generalist Social Workp. 195
Empowering Processes for Social Work Practicep. 197
An Empowerment-Based Generic Process of Social Work Practicep. 199
Forming Partnershipsp. 201
Articulating Situationsp. 204
Defining Directionsp. 206
Identifying Strengthsp. 208
Assessing Resource Capabilitiesp. 209
Framing Solutionsp. 211
Implementing Action Plansp. 215
Recognizing Successp. 219
Integrating Gainsp. 222
Looking Forwardp. 223
Social Work Functions and Rolesp. 224
A Generalist Approachp. 226
Consultancyp. 228
Resource Managementp. 235
Educationp. 244
Integrating Practice, Policy, and Researchp. 249
Looking Forwardp. 250
Social Work and Social Policyp. 251
Social Policyp. 252
Social Policy and Political Ideologiesp. 256
Social Work and Social Policyp. 258
Street-Level Servicesp. 260
Public Welfare Policy in the Twentieth Centuryp. 262
Current Public Welfare Programsp. 272
Looking Forwardp. 277
Contemporary Issues in Fields of Practicep. 279
Social Work in the Public Domainp. 281
Social Work and Povertyp. 282
Social Work and Homelessnessp. 291
Social Work and Unemploymentp. 296
Social Work in Criminal Justicep. 299
Concluding Remarksp. 311
Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Healthp. 313
Social Work in Health Systemsp. 314
Social Work and Geneticsp. 322
Social Work and AIDSp. 324
Social Work and Physical Disabilitiesp. 329
Social Work and Developmental Disabilitiesp. 336
Social Work and Mental Healthp. 340
Social Work and Chemical Dependencyp. 347
Concluding Remarksp. 354
Social Work with Families and Youthsp. 355
The Contemporary Familyp. 356
Child Maltreatmentp. 368
Child Welfare Servicesp. 373
Social Work in the Schoolsp. 393
Specialized Services for Adolescentsp. 397
Concluding Remarksp. 404
Adult and Aging Servicesp. 405
Services for Adultsp. 406
Intimate Partner Violencep. 414
Elder Abusep. 423
Services for Older Adultsp. 426
Concluding Remarksp. 442
Epiloguep. 443
Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workersp. 445
A Code of Ethics for Radical Social Service Workersp. 467
Referencesp. 471
Name Indexp. 505
Subject Indexp. 512
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