Many Faces of Social Work Clients

ISBN-10: 0205342531
ISBN-13: 9780205342532
Edition: 2002
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Description: This book is adapted from the best-sellingSocial Work: A Profession of Many Faces, 9/e, by Morales and Sheafor. It serves as a brief introduction to social work with special populations. The main focus of the book is on the various groups to whom  More...

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Book details

List price: $128.20
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This book is adapted from the best-sellingSocial Work: A Profession of Many Faces, 9/e, by Morales and Sheafor. It serves as a brief introduction to social work with special populations. The main focus of the book is on the various groups to whom social workers provide services, including children, older adults, women, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups. For social workers and social work students.

Preface
Social Work Practice With Special Populations
An Overview of Special Populations
Ecosystems Model
Selected Characteristics of Special Populations
Social Work Practice with Women
Current Demographics
Ecosystems Perspective
Intervention Strategies
Emerging Issues and Trends
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
Current Demographics
Ecosystems Framework
Macro Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
Micro Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
Emerging Issues and Trends
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with Children and Youth
Current Demographics
The Ecosystems Model
A Micro Case Analysis
A Macro Case Example
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with the Elderly
General Population Figures
Ecosystems Model Analysis
Intervention Strategies with the Elderly
Mental Health and the Elderly
Emerging Issues and Trends
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities
Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities
Defining Disability
Disability and the Minority Model
Societal Responses to Disability
The Ecosystems Model and People with Disabilities
Emerging Issues for Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities
Concluding Comment
The Rural, Urban, and Suburban Context of Social Work Practice
Social Work Practice in Rural Areas: Appalachia as a Case Example
Characteristics of the Rural United States
Social Welfare in Rural Areas
Implications for Social Work Practice in Rural Areas
Rural Social Work Practice in Appalachia
Social Welfare in Rural Appalachia
Concluding Comment
Urban and Suburban Gangs: The Psychosocial Crisis Spreads
Understanding Gangs
The Ecosystems Model
Urban and Suburban Gang Homicidal-Suicidal Behavior
Micro Intervention with Homicidal-Suicidal Gang Members
Macro Intervention with Gangs
Concluding Comment
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Special Populations
Social Work Practice with Asian Americans
Demographics
Health and Mental Health Risk Factors
Ethnic Group Stressors
Service Systems
Micro Practice Perspectives
Ecosystems Model Framework
Micro Case Example
Macro Practice Perspectives
Emerging Issues
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with American Indians and Alaskan Natives
Current Demographics
Ecosystems Framework
Micro Social Work Practice with American Indians
Macro Social Work Practice with Native Americans
The Future
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans
Mexican Americans: A Heterogeneous Population
Demographic Profile
Mexican Americans (Latinos) in Social Work Literature
Ecosystems Model
Micro Social Work Practice
Macro Social Work Practice
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with African Americans
Responding to African American Needs
Who Are the African Americans?
African American Culture and Life-style
Social Work Intervention
The Problem-Solving Process
Concluding Comment
Social Work Practice with Puerto Ricans
Current Demographics
Health and Mental Health Risk Factors
General Data on Health Care and Puerto Ricans
Beliefs and Practices That Influence Puerto Ricans' Health
Ecosystems Perspective
Intervention Strategies
Concluding Comment
The Social Worker in Action
The Social Worker in Action: A High School Homicide Case
Background to the Case
Social Work Psychosocial Intervention
Applying Crisis Theory to the Tasks at Hand
Mobilizing Related Mental Health Disciplines
Dealing with the Media
A Town Tries to Heal
The Report: A Psychosocial Evaluation
The Report Is Challenged by the People
A Social Worker's Work Is Never Finished
Concluding Comment
Name Index
Subject Index

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