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Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 8th Edition

By Brenda L. DuBois, Karla Krogsrud Miley

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 18, 2013

Description

Applies the empowerment perspective to the Social Work profession.

 

Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 8e introduces the social work profession and interweaves contemporary themes of strength, human rights, and social justices. In addition, this title details the empowerment-oriented roles of the social worker as consultant, resource manager, and educator.

 

Connecting Core Competencies series -- Each chapter highlights the core competencies and practice behavior examples found in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces these connections. MySearchLab.com activities enhance the student experience by integrating the mastery of CSWE's core competencies with practice and research.

 

This title is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the Social Work Profession.
  • Apply principles of empowerment to various fields of social work practice.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to case scenarios presented throughout the text.
  • Analyze issues faced by clients using a human right and social frame.
  • Examine personal perspectives and biases.

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Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part One: The Profession of Social Work

Chapter 1:     Social Work: A Helping Profession  

Chapter 2:     An Evolving Profession

Chapter 3:     Social Work and Social Systems     

Chapter 4:     The Social Service Delivery System

 

Part Two: Social Work Perspectives

Chapter 5:     Values and Ethics in Social Work    

Chapter 6:     Human Rights and Social Justice

Chapter 7:     Diversity and Social Work

 

Part Three: Generalist Social Work

Chapter 8:     Empowerment Social Work Practice

Chapter 9:     Social Work Functions and Roles

Chapter 10:   Social Work and Social Policy

 

Part Four: Contemporary Issues in Fields of Practice

Chapter 11:   Social Work and Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment, and Criminal Justice

Chapter 12:   Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health   

Chapter 13:   Social Work with Families and Youths

Chapter 14:   Adult and Aging Services

 



 FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part One: The Profession of Social Work

 

Chapter 1:     Social Work: A Helping Profession         

Who Are Social Workers?    

What Do Social Workers Do?         

What Is the Purpose of Social Work?        

How Are Social Work and Social Welfare Related?          

How Is Social Work an Empowering Profession?   

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Chapter 2:     An Evolving Profession      

The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession    

Defining Social Work as a Profession        

The Quest for Professional Status  

The Common Base of Social Work Practice

Tenets for the Social Work Profession      

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Chapter 3:     Social Work and Social Systems 

The Ecosystems Perspective

Social Functioning    

Client Systems in Social Work        

Social Work Methods

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Chapter 4:     The Social Service Delivery System       

Social Service Settings       

The Funding of Services     

Staffing Patterns               

Self-Help Groups as Resources      

Service Delivery Issues      

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Part Two: Social Work Perspectives

 

Chapter 5:     Values and Ethics in Social Work

Values and Ethics     

The Foundation of Professional Social Work Values         

The Value Context of Social Work  

Social Work Codes of Ethics

Ethical Principles for Social Work    

Ethical Preferences for Empowerment Social Work         

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Chapter 6:     Human Rights and Social Justice

Human Rights in Society     

Social Justice

Social Injustice: The “Isms” 

The Bases of Social Injustice         

Effects of Social Injustice   

Opportunities, Obstacles, and Empowerment       

Social Work as a Human Rights and Social Justice Profession     

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Chapter 7:     Diversity and Social Work

Diversity and Social Work   

Multicultural Social Work Practice

Racial and Ethnic Diversity   

Sexual Diversity      

Social Work with Diverse Populations        

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Part Three: Generalist Social Work

 

Chapter 8:     Empowerment Social Work Practice     

The Empowerment Base of Social Work Practice  

Engagement           

Assessment  

Implementation: Intervention and Evaluation       

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Chapter 9:     Social Work Functions and Roles

A Generalist Approach                  

Consultancy  

Resource Management       

Education      

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Chapter 10:   Social Work and Social Policy      

Social Policy  

Social Policy and Political Ideologies

Social Work and Social Policy         

Street-Level Services

Public Welfare Policy in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Current Public Welfare Programs             

Looking Forward      

Practice Test

 

Part Four: Contemporary Issues in Fields of Practice

 

Chapter 11:   Social Work and Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment, and Criminal Justice

Social Work and Poverty     

Social Work and Homelessness                

Social Work and Unemployment     

Social Work in Criminal Justice       

Concluding Remarks 

Practice Test

 

Chapter 12:   Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health     

Social Work in Health Systems       

Social Work and Genetics    

Social Work and AIDS        

Social Work and Physical Disabilities

Social Work and Developmental Disabilities

Social Work and Mental Health       

Social Work and Chemical Dependency     

Concluding Remarks 

Practice Test

 

Chapter 13:   Social Work with Families and Youths   

The Contemporary Family   

Child Maltreatment   

Child Welfare Services        

Social Work in the Schools  

Specialized Services for Adolescents        

Concluding Remarks 

Practice Test

 

Chapter 14:   Adult and Aging Services  

Services for Adults   

Caregiving for Aging Parents and Life Partners

Intimate Partner Violence    

Elder Abuse   

Services for Older Adults    

Concluding Remarks 

Practice Test

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