Strength and Diversity in Social Work with Groups: Think Group

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

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"How can groups effectively meet the needs of humans in areas as diverse as aid, responsibility, action, healing, learning, and acceptance? This edited volume aims to address these issues and provide ways to extend the current reach and quality of social work with groups." "Based on a selection of papers from the 24th Annual International Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG) the chosen chapters embody the strength and diversity of the Symposium, encouraging readers to "Think Group.""--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
About the Editorsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Caught in the Doorway Between Education and Practice: Group Work's Battle for Survivalp. 11
Thinking Group in Collaboration and Community Building: An Interprofessional Modelp. 21
The Genealogy of Group Work: The Missing Factor in Teaching Skill Todayp. 31
A Cross System Initiative Supporting Child Welfare Workforce Professionalization and Stabilization: A Task Group in Actionp. 41
Mutual Empathy: A Means of Improving the Quality of Emergency Health Care Services Rendered to Marginalized, Addicted Individualsp. 55
Assessing Skills in Groupwork: A Program of Continuing Professional Developmentp. 69
The Use of Group Work with New York City Firefighters Post-9/11p. 81
Support Groups for Welfare Momsp. 93
Mask Making and Social Groupworkp. 103
Why We Get No Respect: Existential Dilemmas for Group Workers Who Work with Kids' Groupsp. 121
Traumatic Grief Groups for Children, Adolescents and their Caregivers: A Short-Term Treatment Modelp. 133
Group Work with Adolescent Sexual Offenders in Community-based Treatmentp. 147
Indexp. 159
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