Social Work Fields of Practice: Historical Trends, Professional Issues, and Future Opportunities

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  • Copyright: 2012-08-21
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Social workers practice in a diverse and ever-growing number of fields, with many schools covering the different areas of practice in their curriculum to help students decide on an area of concentration. This book explores the most important and prevalent practice environments for social workers, both traditional areas of practice, such as school social work and mental health and emerging areas, including veterinary social work and military social work. Social work graduate students will appreciate this book's alignment with social work accreditation standards (EPAS).

Author Biography

CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York.

KAREN M. SOWERS, PhD, is Dean and Beaman Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, evidence-based practice, and international social work practice.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

About the Editors xv

Contributions xvii

Chapter 1. Child Welfare and Social Work Practice 1
Robin E. Perry and Alberta J. Ellett

Chapter 2. Family-Centered Practice: A System-Based Approach to Strengthening Families 55
Barbara Thomlison and Raymond J. Thomlison

Chapter 3. School Social Work 81
Cynthia Franklin, Beth Gerlach, and Amy Chanmugam

Chapter 4. Substance Abuse 113
Lori K. Holleran Steiker and Samuel A. MacMaster

Chapter 5. The Mental Health Field of Practice 147
King Davis and Hyejin Jung

Chapter 6. Social Work Disability Practice 159
Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson

Chapter 7. Geriatric Social Work: A Field of Practice 183
Roberta R. Greene

Chapter 8. Forensic Social Work: Current and Emerging Developments 207
Katherine van Wormer, David W. Springer, and Tina Maschi

Chapter 9. Veterinary Social Work Practice 245
Elizabeth Strand, Bethanie A. Poe, Sarina Lyall, Jan Yorke, Janelle Nimer, Erin Allen, Geneva Brown, and Teresa Nolen-Pratt

Chapter 10. Social Work Practice With the Military 273
Anthony M. Hassan and Marilyn Flynn

Chapter 11. International Social Work Practice 291
Doreen Elliott and Uma A. Segal

Chapter 12. Immigrant and Indigenous Populations: Special Populations in Social Work 333
Jon Matsuoka and Hamilton I. McCubbin

Chapter 13. Diversity
Iris B. Carlton-LaNey and Sharon Warren Cook

Author Index 385

Subject Index 397

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