Urban Social Work An Introduction to Policy and Practice in the Cities

ISBN-10: 0205290191
ISBN-13: 9780205290192
Edition: 2002
List price: $112.00
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Book details

List price: $112.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Urban Social Work: An Introduction to Policy and Practice in the Cities introduces students to the profession of social work as it is practiced in the cities. The book utilizes a social systems perspective and helps students to recognize the linkages between social welfare policy and social work practice within the context of urban social problems. Systems theory is important because it stresses direct practice, the role of the agency and social action. The text includes chapters on the cities and the urban origins of social work; the functions and structure of social work organizations; social work values and ethics; social work skills and diversity in social work. Already class-tested, this comprehensive book can be used in an introductory social work course or as a supplementary text for practice and policy courses at the BSW or MSW level.

Chapters begin with "Introduction" and end with "Conclusion and References."
The Profession Of Social Work
What Social Workers Do
The Purpose Of Social Work
Characteristics Of Professions
An Introduction To Some Special Characteristics Of The Social Work Profession
Systems Theory And Its Application To Social Work
Education For The Profession
Professional Credentials: Certification And Licensing
Professional Organizations
Opportunities For Employment
Choosing Social Work As A Career
Human Behavior In The Urban Environment: The Response Of Social Work
Changes In The Urban Population
A Psycho-Social Approach To Understanding Urban Communities
Factors Contributing To The Pervasiveness And High Visibility Of Social Problems In Urban Areas
Social Work Practice In The Cities
Issues Related To Multiculturalism
Fields Of Practice
Fields Of Practice Commonly Found In Urban Areas
Overlapping Fields Of Practice
The Need For Comprehensive And Coordinated Social Services
From Social Welfare To Social Services: Functions And Structure
What Is Social Welfare?
Various Forms Of Welfare
Values And Functions Of Social Welfare
The Structure Of Social Services
Origins Of Social Welfare In England And The American Colonies
The Beginnings Of Industrialization And The Growth Of Cities In England
Social And Economic Insecurity In England
New Problems Need New Solutions: Government Involvement With The Economic And Social Needs Of People
The American Colonies And The Need For A Program Of Public Social Welfare
Features Of The Colonial Poor Laws
Implementation Of The Colonial Poor Laws
Issues Of Social Justice And Oppression In Colonial America
The Urban Roots Of Social Welfare And Social Work In The United States: Growth Of The Voluntary Sector
Immigration, Migration, Industrialization, And Urbanization: Driving Forces Of The 1800s
Changes In Attitudes And Care Of The Poor During The Pre-Civil War Period
Social Reform During The Civil War And Reconstruction
The Urban Roots Of Voluntary Social Agencies: Responding To The Social Problems Of The Cities
Development Of Social Work As A Profession
The Development Of The Public Sector
Social Welfare And The Great Depression
The Slow Movement Towards Equality During The 1930s And 1940s
The Crisis Of The Cities Following World War II
Expansion Of Federal Involvement With Social Welfare Through The 1960s
Important Social Legislation Of The 1970s
Cutting Back: Retreat From Federal Involvement With Social Welfare During The Reagan And Bush Administrations
The Policy-Practice Connection
Urban Poverty And The Impact Of Welfare Reform
Substance Abuse: Contradictory And Confusing Policies
Health Care: The Lack Of A Comprehensive National Policy
Values And Ethics In Social Work Practice
Understanding Values
Understanding Ethics
Client Self-Determination And Confidentiality
Value Conflicts And Ethical Dilemmas In Client, Agency, And Policy Practice
Knowledge For Client, Agency, And Policy Practice
Application Of The Systems Perspective To Social Work
Knowledge For Client Practice: Human Behavior In The Social Environment

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