Social Work and Social Welfare An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1111304769
ISBN-13: 9781111304768
Edition: 7th 2012
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Book details

List price: $229.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 4/8/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Integrating the latest accreditation standards and practices from the field, bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: AN INTRODUCTION, 7e gives readers a solid understanding of the social work profession and the role the profession plays in the social welfare system. In keeping with the current Council on Social Work Education?s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the text takes a generalist practice perspective in addressing social welfare issues, within the context of the systems/ecological framework, and the overarching framework used by generalist practitioners as they intervene to address social welfare needs at the individual, family, group, organization, community, and societal levels. Illustrating that there are many reasons why social problems occur, the text explores the history, values, economic, political and cultural factors that surround these issues, as well as the attempts to solve or address them. Completely current, the Seventh Edition also includes updates on such key issues as health care and immigration.

Rosalie Ambrosino is professor and interim chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she teaches policy and cultural competence. She previously taught research, human behavior, and practice courses in child welfare. She also served on the faculty and as head of the BSW Program at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years. Dr. Ambrosino has extensive social work experience in settlement houses/community centers, child welfare, school social work, and administration. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, her master's degree at Antioch University, and her bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota.

Joseph Heffernan taught policy and research courses at the University of Texas at Austin before retiring. He has significant macro-level experience with policy analysis, with particular emphasis on poverty and economic issues relating to social welfare.

Understanding Social Work and Social Welfare: Key Concepts and Perspectives
Social Welfare, Past and Present
Social Work and Other Helping Professions
The Ecological/Systems Perspective
Diversity and Social Justice
Social Work Practice: Methods of Intervention
Social Work with Individuals, Families, and Groups
Generalist Practice with Agencies and the Community
Fields of Practice and Populations Served by Social Work
Poverty, Income Assistance, and Homelessness
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disabilities
Health Care
The Needs of Children, Youth, and Families
Services to Children, Youth, and Families
Older Adulthood: Needs and Services
Criminal Justice
Social Work in Rural Settings
Social Work in the Workplace
The Globalization of Social Work: What Does the Future Hold?
Appendix: A Final Word to Our Readers
Glossary
Index

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