Social Work An Empowering Profession

ISBN-10: 0205504833

ISBN-13: 9780205504831

Edition: 6th 2008

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Description: This introductory textbook distinguishes itself from others, because it takes a discipline approach rather than a social problems approach to framing the foundations of social work knowledge, values, and skills. It presents an easy-to-understand paradigm that shows how the partnership between practitioners and consumers takes place at all systems levels.KEY TOPICS:Integrates the CSWE foundational content areas and the contemporary themes of empowerment, strengths, and social justice. Topics include values and ethics, cultural diversity, social justice, social work practice, human behavior, populations at risk, and policy and services. Thisnbsp;sixth edition continues to feature empowerment-based social work, the strengths perspective, and diversity.Designed specifically for human service professionals and social workers, as well as Sociology and Social Work undergraduate and graduate majors entering these fields.

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List price: $120.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Brenda DuBois, MSW,LCSW, Ph.D. is Professor of Social Work at St. Ambrose University , Davenport, Iowa. She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Iowa for thirty-three years.nbsp; Professor DuBois received her masters degree in social work in 1977 at the University of Iowa and a doctorate in educational administration from Illinois State University in 2002. She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in public welfare, community planning, organizational development, and program evaluation.nbsp; Dr. DuBois serves as a member on a number of community agency initiatives, ethics committees, and as a board member to agencies in the Quad Cities. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Karla Miley and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Karla Miley and Michael Orsquo;Melia. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Karla Miley, MSW,LSW is Professor Emerita, Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois.nbsp; She has been a graduate and undergraduate social work educator in Illinois and Iowa for thirty years.nbsp; Professor Miley received her masters degree in social work in 1966 at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. nbsp;She has extensive social work practice and consultation experience in school social work, health care, child welfare, and aging services.nbsp; Professor Miley has served as a member on a number of community agency initiatives and boards. She has published several articles on ethics and empowerment and has co-authored two social work texts on empowerment in social work: Social Work: An Empowering Profession with Brenda DuBois and Generalist Social Work Practice: An Empowering Approach with Brenda DuBois and Michael Orsquo;Melia.nbsp;

Preface
The Profession of Social Work
Social Work: A Helping Profession
Who Are Social Workers?
What Do Social Workers Do?
What Is the Purpose of Social Work?
How Are Social Work and Social Welfare Related?
How Is Social Work an Empowering Profession?
An Evolving Profession
The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
Defining Social Work as a Profession
The Quest for Professional Status
The Common Base of Social Work Practice
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