Social Work A Profession of Many Faces

ISBN-10: 0205477720
ISBN-13: 9780205477722
Edition: 11th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $113.40
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

This best-selling text continues to offer a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work with a unique focus on the diverse groups to whom social workers provide services, including children, older adults, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups. Now in its Eleventh Edition, Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces has educated approximately 150,000 students since 1977. It has stayed current with changes in the human services and social work profession, introducing proactive, cutting-edge material rather than maintaining a reactive position, as reflected in most other texts of its kind. Especially timely issues that this edition addresses include the following: the events of 9/11 and their dramatic influence on human services in the United States; United States involvement in Middle East warfare and the aftermath of physical and emotional damage to individuals involved and their families; and the 2000 Census and how substantial changes in the U.S. population suggest a need for realignment of social services. Fundamentally, this text includes historical material on the emergence of social work as a profession, the areas and groups where human services are provided, and career opportunities for social workers today. The book reflects up-to-date empirical data about where social workers are employed, what positions they hold, what personal characteristics they bring to their practice, and the competencies required to perform their work. Any market interested in learning about the field of social work with a unique focus on the diverse groups to whom social workers provide services, including children, older adults, disabled persons, and members ofminority racial and ethnic groups.

Preface
A Social Worker Makes a Difference
A Child Welfare Case: The Social Worker in Action
Prefatory Comment
Demetria's First Case
Concluding Comment
Social Work in U.S. Society
Social Welfare: A Response to Human Need
Prefatory Comment
Identifying Human Needs
Social Welfare Programs
The Evolution of Social Welfare
Social Welfare in the Early 2000s
The Successes and Failures of Human Service Programs
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work: A Comprehensive Helping Profession
Prefatory Comment
The Central Themes Underpinning Social Work
The Mission of Social Work
Defining Social Work
Social Work Practice Aproaches
Social Workers: Their Many Faces
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
Prefatory Comment
The Nature of Professions
Social Work as a Profession: A Historical Perspective
Social Work on 9/11: The Case of a Maturing Profession
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Career Options
Entry to the Social Work Profession
Prefatory Comment
Issues in Social Work Preparation and Employment
Options for Human Service Practice
Levels of Professional Social Work Practice
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Fields of Social Work Practice
Prefatory Comment
Aging
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Child Welfare
Community/Neighborhood Work
Corrections/Criminal Justice
Disabilities (Physical and Mental)
Family Services
Income Maintenance
Medical and Health Care
Mental Health and Illness
Occupational or Industrial Social Work
Schools
Youth Services
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Settings for Social Work Practice
Prefatory Comment
Characteristics of Practice Settings
Issues Affecting Agency-Based Practice
Issues in Private Practice
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
The Practice of Social Work
Values and Ethics in Social Work
Prefatory Comment
The Nature of Values
The Place of Values in Social Work
Social Values in U.S. Society
Values Held by Social Workers
Areas of Practice Addressed by the NASW Code of Ethics
Illustrations of Values and Ethics Operating in Social Work Practice
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Competencies Required for Social Work Practice
Prefatory Comment
The Universal Social Work Competencies
Frequently Utilized Social Work Competencies
Competencies Occasionally Needed by Social Workers
Low Utilization Competencies for Most Social Workers
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
The Role of Social Work in Prevention
Prefatory Comment
Prevention: An Evolving Concept in the Twenty-First Century
Gang Violence and Homicide Prevention
U.S. Homeland Security Department as a Prevention Effort
Class Action Social Work and Prevention
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work throughout the World
Prefatory Comment
Today's Global Social Concerns: A Context for Social Work
World Population Changes: Creating a Global Demand for Social Work in the Future
Social Welfare Programs: A Varied Response to Human Need
A Global Approach to Social Work
Social Workers Act Globally: The Tsunami Disaster
Employment in International Social Work
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Resources
Endnotes
The Challenges for Social Workers in Rural America
Prefatory Comment
Characteristics of Rural Areas
Social Welfare in Rural Areas
Characteristics of Social Work Practice in Rural Areas
A Glimpse of Rural Social Work Practice
Special Considerations in Rural Practice Today
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Domestic and International Gang Terrorism
Prefatory Comment
Defining and Understanding Terrorism
Defining and Understanding Gangs
Gang Behavior Career Continuum
Theories of Gangs
The Prevalence of Gangs
Types of Gangs
The Ecosystems Model
The Origin of Domestic and International Gang Terorism
Macro Intervention with Domestic Terrorist Gangs
Macro Intervention with International Terrorist Gangs
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work with U.S. Casualties of the Middle East Wars
Prefatory Comment
Social Work and Survivors of War
Social Work with Soldiers and Veterans
Social Work with the Families of Soldiers and Veterans
Social Programs for Soldiers and Veterans
Social Work Practice during Reintegration Efforts
Special Considerations Regarding Today's Victims of War
Social Work and the Prevention of War
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Special Populations
Social Work Practice with Women
Prefatory Comment
Current Demographics
Health and Mental Health Risk Factors
Ecosystems Model
Intervention Strategies
Emerging Issues and Trends
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
Prefatory Comment
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
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Children and Youth
Prefatory Comment
Current Demographics
The Ecosystems Model
A Micro Case Analysis
A Macro Case Example
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Older Americans
Prefatory Comment
Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being
Indicators of Health
Ecosystems Model Analysis
Intervention Strategies with Older People
Issues and Trends in Social Work with Older People
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with People with Disabilities
Prefatory Comment
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
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Muslims in the United States
Prefatory Comment
Muslims in America
A Preliminary Understanding of Islam
The Demographics of Muslims in the United States
Muslim Families
Common Cultural Values in Islamic Discourse
Structural Factors in the Social Environment
Historical Factors
Implications for Micro and Macro Practice
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Asian Americans
Prefatory Comment
Demographics
Health and Mental Health Risk Factors
Ethnic Group Stressors
Service Systems
Micro Practice Perspectives
Ecosystems Model Framework
Macro Practice Perspectives
Emerging Issues
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with American Indians and Alaskan Natives
Prefatory Comment
Current Demographics
Ecosystems Framework
Micro Social Work Practice with American Indians
Macro Social Work Practice with American Indians
The Future
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans
Prefatory Comment
Demographic Profile
Ecosystems Model
Micro Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans
Macro Social Work Practice with Mexican Americans
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with African Americans
Prefatory Comment
Current Demographics
African Americans: A Diverse and Resilient People
Key Social Issues and Elements of African American Culture
The Ecosystems Model and African Americans
Competent Social Work Practice with African American Clients
Emerging Considerations for Work with African Americans
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Work Practice with Puerto Ricans
Prefatory Comment
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
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Social Workers in Action
Social Workers in Action: School Homicide and the Death Penalty
Prefatory Comment
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
Alternatives to Capital Punishment for Women in the United States
Concluding Comment
Key Words and Concepts
Suggested Information Sources
Endnotes
Photo Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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