Law in Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 0830415173

ISBN-13: 9780830415175

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

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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 teaches readers to understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client interests, recognize certain client problems as legal, work effectively with lawyers, and learn 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.
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List price: $187.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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.

An Overview of the Legal System and The Law
Basic Legal Concepts and Principles for the Social Worker
The Hearing Process
The Social Worker in the Hearing Process
Locating and Using The Law
Constitutional and Criminal Law
Basic Constitutional Concepts and Principles for the Social Worker
Prosecution and Punishment of Adult Offenders
Adjudication and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders
The Child, The Family, and The Law
Protection of Children
Custody and Support of Children
Domestic Violence and Abuse
Education of Children
Health and The Law
Commitment and Treatment of Persons with Mental Disabilities
Competency and Guardianship of Persons with Mental and Physical Disabilities
Medical Care
The Profession of Social Work and The Law
Regulation of the Profession of Social Work
Disclosure of Professional Communications and Records
Professional Liability
Professional Relationships with Lawyers
Table of Cases
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