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Social Welfare A Response to Human Need

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ISBN-10: 0205197299

ISBN-13: 9780205197293

Edition: 4th 1997

Authors: Louise C. Johnson, Charles L. Schwartz, Donald S. Tate

List price: $193.40
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This well-respected text includes both an introduction to social welfare and to the profession of social work. It is readable for students, with relevant historical information on the development of social welfare policy, a framework for policy analysis, and a unique chapter on social change (Ch. 2). It also includes extensive information on social welfare resources, and information on the practice of social work at the individual, family, group and community level. The text has been revised in compliance with the latest CSWE Curriculum Policy Statement, and also includes coverage of empowerment. An Instructor's Manual/Test Bank created by the authors provides additional information and…    
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Book details

List price: $193.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/10/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Key Terms
Suggested Readings follow each chapter
Social Welfare as a Response to Societal Concern
An Introduction to the Social Welfare System in the United States
Human Needs
Societal Responses
Development of the U.S. Social Welfare System
Motivators of Social Welfare Decisions
Social Change
Paradigms, Ideology, and Social Change
Society as a Social System
Change as It Affects the Societal System
Social Change as It Affects Individuals and Families
Empowerment, Social Work, and Social Change
Poverty, Human Needs, and Social Welfare
What Is Poverty?
Who Are the Poor?
Causes of Poverty
Discovery and Rediscovery of Poverty: Societal Responses
Professional Responses to Poverty
Social Welfare Resources
Need for Resources
Range of Resources
Life Span Needs
Social Support
Availability of Resources
Discrimination and Racism
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism: Definitions
Causes of Discrimination and Racism
Individual Factors
Discrimination Toward African Americans
Discrimination Toward Native Americans
Discrimination Toward Hispanic Americans
Discrimination Toward Asian Americans
Discrimination Toward Other Groups
Social Welfare Responses to Racism and Discrimination
Two Attributes of The Social Welfare System: Social Work And Fields of Practice
The Emergence of the Social Work Profession Within Social Welfare
Roots of Social Work
A Profession: Social Work
Further Professionalization: The Establishment of Professional Organizations
The Emergence of Education for Social Work
The Nature of Contemporary Social Work Practice
Social Work's Knowledge Base
Social Work, a Value-Based Profession
The Skills of Social Work
Methods and Approaches of Social Work Practice
Fields of Practice: An Organizing Framework for Practice
Income Maintenance as a Response to Human Needs
What Is Income Maintenance?
Precursors of Income Maintenance Programs
Current Income Maintenance Programs
Alternatives to Income MaintenanceWelfare Reform
Housing Problems, Programs, and Services
The Role of Social Work in Income Maintenance Services
Child Welfare Services
The Scope of Child Welfare Services
The Historical Development of Services to Children
Current Concerns and Problems
Current Child Welfare Services
Intervention Approaches and Roles of Social Workers in Protective Services
Other In-Home Services for Children
Substitute Care Services for Children
Health Care and Social Welfare
Health Care and the Social Welfare System
Social Services and Social Policy in Health Care
Social Work in Health Care
Issues in the Relationship of Health Care and Social Welfare
Social Welfare and Mental Health
Definition of Mental Health Services
Development of Mental Health Services
The Developmentally Disabled
Substance Abuse
History of Social Work in Mental Health
The Social Worker in the Mental Health Setting
Current Issues and Concerns in the Mental Health Field