Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Social Work, Social Welfare and American Societyprovides readers with a political perspective on social welfare with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions - in order to help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs. This popular introductory text is written by two of the best-known authors in social work and social welfare. The Seventh Edition continues to examine the values, ethics, and knowledge needed by social workers, as well as exploring social workers'current roles in social welfare programs. A key strength of this text is its strong coverage of the history of social welfare movements. It allows readers to place welfare developments in an historical context.

Table of Contents

Most chapters conclude with ldquo;Conclusion,rdquo; ldquo;Web Sites,rdquo; and ldquo;Endnotes.rdquo;
Competing Perspectives on Social Welfare
Political Perspectives and Social Welfare Issues
The World View of Conservatives, Liberals, and Radicals
The Author's Perspective
Social Welfare: Basic Concepts
Stigma and Social Welfare
Descriptive Definitions of Social Welfare
A Functional Definition of Social Welfare
A Classification of Social Welfare Services
Perspectives on Social Welfare
Social Work as a Profession
Social Work and Professionalism
Social Work's Historical Development
Social Work Values and Philosophical Base
Social Work Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas
Social Work Methods
A Model of Social Work Practice
Practice Settings
Salaries and Job Opportunities
Social Work Education and Knowledge for Practice
Current Professional Issues
Social Work in the Larger Field of Social Welfare
Perspectives on Practice
Generalist Social Work Practice
History and Development of Social Work Practice
Development of the Concept of Generalist Social Work
Generalist Practice
Case Management: A Major Skill for Generalist Practitioners
Practice Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas
Responses to Human Diversity
Definition of the Problem
Definition of Terms
Dynamics of Intergroup Relations
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