Introduction to Social Work

ISBN-10: 0205297617

ISBN-13: 9780205297610

Edition: 8th 2000

Authors: Rex A. Skidmore, Milton G. Thackeray, Michael C. McKenna, Judy M. Wedman, Scott W. Boyle

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This text is a classic in the introductory market in social work. It presents both a historical perspective on the development of social work and current social work practice paradigms. It provides a broad overview of the field and profession of social work, and stresses the link between professional education and practice. Special consideration is given to such problems as welfare reform, gangs, drugs, battered women and children, AIDS, and depression in the elderly. The introductory theoretical base of the text highlights the trend toward the generalist perspective and model of practice.
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 404
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with Summary and Selected References
What Is Social Work?
Social Welfare
Social Work
Distinguishing Characteristics of Social Work
Sociology and Social Work
Psychiatry and Social Work
Psychology and Social Work
Counseling and Social Work
Social Work in the World Today
The Evolution of Social Welfare and Social Work in the United States
Echoes of the Past
European Roots
Beginnings in the United States
Public Assistance and Social Welfare Emerge
Services of Volunteers
Social Workers Appear
Education for Social Work
Social Work Education
Council on Social Work Education
Social Work Practice
Generalist Practice and Introductory Theory
Need for a Theoretical Framework
Introductory Inner and Outer Forces Paradigm
Additional Model Definition
The Life Cycle and the Inner and Outer Forces Model
Social Functioning
Levels of Social Functioning
A Base for Generalist Social Work Practice
Social Work Practice with Individuals
Work with the Individual A Generalist Approach
Social Casework Defined
History of Social Casework
Contributions of Freud and Psychoanalysis
The Practice Framework
Methods of Social Casework
Problems in Social Casework
The Casework Process
The Multi-Systems Approach
Social Work Practice with Groups
Historical Developments
Group Work Defined
Group Work Models
Formation of Groups
Selection of Group Members
Preparation of Group Members
Structuring the Group
Group Work Settings
Social Work Practice with Communities
What Is Community Organization?
Beginnings of Community Social Work
Underlying Principles in Community Organization
Community Social Work Processes
Roles of the Community Organizer
Case Summaries
Administration and Research
Social Work Services
Mental Health Services
Beginnings in Mental Health
Elements of the Mental Health Network
Essential Elements of Comprehensive Mental Health
Special Problems and Issues in Mental Health
Social Work in Health Care
Definition of Social Work in Health Care
The Meaning of Illness
The Role of Social Work in Health Care
The Future of Social Work in the Health Care Services
Prevention and Social Work
Social Work in the Schools
The Education Delivery System: New Approaches
Problems Plaguing the Public Schools
Beginnings in School Social Work
Social Work Practice in the Schools
Social Work Using a Group Approach
School Social Work and the Community
Working with Minorities
When the System Fails
Social Security and Public Welfare
Government's Responsibility for Welfare
The Social Security Act
Aid to Families with Dependent Children
Government and Public Welfare
Family and Child Welfare Services
Marriage and Family Counseling
Child Welfare Services
Home Care of Children
Foster Care of Childr
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