Handbook of International Social Work Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

ISBN-10: 0195333616
ISBN-13: 9780195333619
Edition: 2012
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List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Today's professionals respond to concerns including permeable borders, the upheavals of war, displaced workers, natural disasters, international adoption, and human trafficking. Everywhere, social workers work with service users and colleagues from diverse cultures and countries. Globally relevant concepts such as human rights, development, and inclusion offer new perspectives to enhance policy and practice and facilitate the international exchange of ideas.This handbook is the first major reference text to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for students and researchers alike. The extensive collection of 73 chapters confirms the integral and necessary nature of international social work knowledge to all areas of practice, policy, and research. Chapters systematically map the key issues, organizations, competencies, training and research needs, and ethical guidelines central to international social work practice today, emphasizing the linkages among social work, development, and human rights practice. In-depth country case studies and policy examples encourage readers to understand how their practice in social work touches on international issues, regardless of whether the work is done at home or abroad.Representing all regions of the world, a wide range of contributors that are leaders in their fields have put together an exhaustive collection that represents the state-of-play of international social work today.

Lynne M. Healy, PhD , is Professor and Director of the Center for International Social Work Studies at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Rosemary J. Link, PhD , is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Simpson College, Iowa.

Acknowledgments
The Editors and Advisory Board
Contributors
Introduction
Theories and Concepts Underlying International Social Work
Defining International Social Work
Globalization
Development
Human Rights and Their Relevance for Social Work as Theory and Practice
Social Exclusion and Inclusion
Social Justice
History
The History of the Development of Social Work
Claiming Women's Places in the World: Social Workers' Roles in Eradicating Gender Inequalities Globally
International Social Work Practice
Work With Immigrants and Refugees
International Adoption
Trauma Counseling
International Social Service: Addressing the Need for Intercountry Casework
Social Development and Social Work
Disaster Relief and Management: Readiness, Response, and Recovery
Representing Social Work at the United Nations and Other International Bodies
Cultural Efficacy in Communication and Practice in Global Context
Cultural Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Global Social Issues
Global Aging
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Labor and Work
Child Soldiers
Children in and of the Street
Community Violence
Drugs: Addictions and Trafficking
Employment, Unemployment, and Decent Work
Environmental Degradation and Preservation
Ethnic Conflicts
HIV/AIDS: The Global Pandemic
Human Trafficking
Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival
Global Mental Health
Migration and Refugees
Natural and Human-Caused Disasters
Poverty and Human Needs
Racism and Antiracist Strategies
SARS: A Case of a Global Health Threat
Status of Women
Veterans, Soldiers, and Military Families
Violence Against Women
Youth
International Profession and Professional Organizations
International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)
International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)
Global Ethical Principles and Dilemmas
Organizations and Institutions Involved in International Social Work
The United Nations Agencies
Nongovernmental Organizations and Global Social Change
Regulators of the Global Economy: The IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO
International Social Work Education and Research
Models of Internationalizing Curriculum
International Field Placements
Models of International Exchange
Using Technology for International Education and Research
Comparative Cross-National Research (World Census)
Social Work Around the World
Social Work in Africa
Social Work in Asia
Social Work in Australia and New Zealand
Social Work in the Caribbean
Social Work in Europe
Social Work in Latin America
Social Work in North America
Poverty and Development
International Social Development Projects
Measuring Social Well-Being
Microcredit: A Development Strategy for Poverty Reduction
Variations and Issues of Survival of European Welfare State Models in the Twenty-First Century
Human Rights
Overview of Human Rights: The UN Conventions and Machinery
Women and the Human Rights Framework
Children's Rights
Human Rights of People With Disabilities
Human Rights and Sexual Orientation
Conclusions: Toward the Future
International Careers in Social Work
International Labor Mobility in Social Work
Conclusion
Appendices
Ethics in Social Work: Statement of Principles
Global Standards for the Education and Training of the Social Work Profession
The Millennium Development Goals and Targets
The IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: A Quick Guide for Social Workers
Index

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