Law in Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 1133312616
ISBN-13: 9781133312611
Edition: 3rd 2016
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Description: Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice. LAW IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 3rd Edition  More...

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Book details

List price: $178.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/5/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.17" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Written by an author team educated in both the law and social work, this book acquaints readers with major state and federal laws, regulations, and court opinions that directly affect social work practice. LAW IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 3rd Edition helps readers understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client interests, recognize certain client problems as legal, and work effectively with lawyers, as well as how the law shapes and restricts clients' actions. It also addresses how the law regulates social work practice, and how to recognize and respect the rights of clients and others affected by a practitioner's actions.

Andrea Saltzman is an attorney in California, specializing in the representation of public agencies in appellate matters. She began her legal career in 1973, working in poverty law and representing welfare recipients, public housing residents, juveniles, and the mentally ill, among others. From 1984 to 1989 she was a lecturer at the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, teaching the mandatory course on law for M.S.W. students. She has also taught law as an adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Law and at the University of Michigan School of Law. She has a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A (Sociology) and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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