Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empower People

ISBN-10: 0495095109

ISBN-13: 9780495095101

Edition: 9th 2008 (Revised)

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Zastrow's respected introduction to social work and social welfare looks at contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems, and gives students a comprehensive overview of the profession. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. Throughout the book social problems cases, exhibits, and tables help students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. This revised edition has the latest technology tools to keep students engaged and studying on their terms: ThomsonNOW, an assessment-centered tutorial program which is integrated throughout the book, has interactive components including video segments which depict social work practitioners. Thomson iAudio, which features MP3-ready Audio Lecture Overviews for each chapter and a comprehensive audio glossary of key terms for quick study and review, is also available with this edition. No wonder this is the #1 best-selling book in social work!
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List price: $255.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

Charles Zastrow, MSW, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, where he currently teaches. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also is a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four textbooks: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).

Social Welfare: Its Business, History, and Future
Social Work as a Profession and a Career
Generalist Social Work Practice
Poverty and Public Welfare
Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Counseling
Family Problems and Services to Families
Sexual Orientation and Services
Drug Abuse and Drug Treatment Programs
Crime, Juvenile Delinquency, and Correctional Services
Problems in Education and School Social Work
Work-Related Problems and Social Work in the Workplace
Racism, Ethnocentricism, and Strategies for Advancing Social and Economic Justice
Sexism and Efforts for Achieving Equality
Aging and Gerontological Services
Health Problems and Medical Social Services
Physical and Mental Disabilities and Rehabilitation
Overpopulation, Misuse of the Environment, and Family Planning
Epilogue: Your Future in Combating Human Problems
Appendix: Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers
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