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Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Critical Thinking Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0495601683

ISBN-13: 9780495601685

Edition: 3rd 2010

Authors: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

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List price: $252.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served as a consulting editor on many social work journals. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 to 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BSW degree in 1972 and MSSW degree in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
Social Work Values and Ethics
Empowerment and Human Diversity
The Process of Generalist Practice
Practice Settings
An Overview of Social Welfare and Social Work History
Policies, Policy Practice, and Policy Advocacy: Foundations for Service Provision
Policies and Programs to Combat Poverty
Social Work and Services for Children and Families
Social Work and Services for Older Adults
Social Work and Services for People with Disabilitiess
Social Work and Services in Health Care
Social Work and Services in Mental Health
Social Work and Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence
Social Work and Services for Youth in the Schools
Social Work and the Criminal Justice System