Social Work : An Empowering Profession (with MyHelpingLab)

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Through its discipline-oriented approach to social work, this introductory textbook integrates foundational content areas from the Council on Social Work Education with the contemporary themes of empowerment, strengths, and social justice. The fifth edition of the first textbook to fully incorporate the strengths or empowerment perspective takes a strong generalist eco-systems approach while examining values and ethics, cultural diversity, social justice, social work practice, human behavior, populations at risk, and policy and services. The text details the roles of the social worker as consultant, resource manager, and educater, and presents an easy-to-understand paradigm that shows students how the partnership between practitioners and consumers takes place at all systems levels.

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes Looking Forward
The Profession of Social Work
Social Work: A Helping Profession
Who Are Social Workers?
What Do Social Workers Do? What Is the Purpose of Social Work?
How Are Social Work and Social Welfare Related?
How Is Social Work an Empowering Profession?
An Evolving Profession
The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
Defining Social Work as a Profession
The Quest for Professional Status
The Common Base of Social Work Practice
Tenets for the Social Work Profession
Social Work and Social Systems
The Ecosystems Perspective
Social Functioning
Client Systems in Social Work
Social Work Methods
The Social Service Delivery System
Social Service Settings
The Funding of Services
Staffing Patterns
Self-Help Groups as Resources
Service Delivery Issues
Social Work Perspectives
Values and Ethics in Social Work
Values and Ethics
The Foundation of Professional Social Work Values
The Value Context of Social Work
Social Work Codes of Ethics
Ethical Principles for Social Work
Social Work and Social Justice
Human Rights in Society
Social Injustice: The Isms
The Bases of Social Injustice
Effects of Social Injustice
Opportunities, Obstacles, and Empowerment
Social Work's Mandate for Social Justice
Diversity and Social Work
Diversity and Minority Status
Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Religious Diversity
Sexual Diversity
Social Work with Diverse Populations
Generalist Social Work
Empowering Processes for Social Work Practice
An Empowerment-Based Generic Process of Social Work Practice
Forming Partnerships
Articulating Challenges
Defining Directions
Identifying Strengths
Assessing Resource Capabilities
Framing Solutions
Implementing Action Plans
Recognizing Success
Integrating Gains
Social Work Functions and Roles
A Generalist Approach
Resource Management
Integrating Practice, Policy, and Research
Social Work and Social Policy
Social Policy
Social Policy and Political Ideologies
Social Work and Social Policy
Street-Level Services
Public Welfare Policy in the Twentieth Century
Current Public Welfare Programs
Contemporary Issues in Fields Of Practice
Social Work in the Public Domain
Social Work and Poverty
Social Work and Homelessness
Social Work and Unemployment
Social Work in Criminal Justice
Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health
Social Work in Health Systems
Social Work and Genetics
Social Work and AIDS
Social Work and Physical Disabilities
Social Work and Developmental Disabilities
Social Work and Mental Health
Social Work and Chemical Dependency
Social Work with Families and Youths
The Contemporary Family
Child Maltreatment
Child Welfare Services
Social Work in the Schools
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