Days in the Lives of Social Workers is a collection of first-person narratives describing typical days in the lives of 62 social workers in a variety of settings and roles.
Author: Linda May Grobman
Publisher: New Social Worker Press
Category: Social case work
Days in the Lives of Social Workers is a collection of first-person narratives describing typical days in the lives of 62 social workers in a variety of settings and roles. Appendices list organizations, websites, government resources, social media, blogs, and podcasts related to social work.
In this volume, there is more of a focus on macro roles than in the first, although this book also includes "micro"-level stories and illustrates ways in which social workers combine macro, mezzo, and micro level work in their everyday ...
For many years, one of the most popular units I taught in my introductory classes
was what I titled A day in the life of a counselor in ... Then, in 1 996, John Weaver
answered an advertisement that ran in a National Association of Social Workers ...
Author: Robert L. Dingman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
This book is for counselors and counselors-in-training who are interested in exploring the many employment options that are available to persons with a graduate degree in counseling. Days in the Lives of Counselors is a collection of personal essays from counselors, each of whom has presented a description of his or her own unique and rewarding experiences. Each offers descriptions of his or her typical activities, including the challenges, the paperwork, the meetings, the successes, and even the frustrations. Many also share their hints on surviving the stresses that are inherent in a career in counseling. The chapters are clustered in categories within similar settings, but each person's experience is unique and different. In addition to school and college counselors, counselor educators, and mental health counselors, contributors include a sexologist, an editor, a gerontologist, an addictions specialist, a counselor who is a part-time deputy sheriff, and a professional association manager. Also included are two international stories, one by a school counselor working in Guam and another by a school counselor who worked in Africa. But all of the essays have one thing in common they are written by counselors who love their work.
Visit our Web site at http://www.socialworker.com THE SOCIAL WORK Best of
The New DAYS IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL Social Worker Series LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS APPLICANT'S HANDBOOK 2nd Edition THE FIELD ...
Two - thirds of the workers reported ll to 14 days , with 25 percent reporting 15 to
19 days , and 3 percent reporting 20 or more days . Fifteen or ... One - third of the social workers were eligible for life insurance ( or death benefits ) . About one ...
Author: United States. Division of Public Health MethodsPublish On: 1952
Paid Sick Leave Nearly all social workers earned some sick leave during l960;
only 2 reported no sick leave coverage and ... Two-thirds of the workers reported
ll to ll: days, with 25 percent reporting lj to 19 days, and 3 percent reporting 20 or
... One-third of the social workers were eligible for life insurance (or death
Author: United States. Division of Public Health Methods
F24 Close friends F25 Neighbors F26 Co-Workers Did any of these people (F18-
F26) abuse you: 0 = No, 1 = Yes 30 DAYS LIFE F27 Emotionally (make you feel
bad through harsh words)? F28 Phusically (cause you physical harm)? F29 ...
Author: Thomas O'Hare
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
"Within the context of the growing demands for ethical, legal, and fiscal accountability in psychosocial practices, Evidence-based practice for social workers: an interdisciplinary approach provides a coherent, comprehensive and useful resource for social workers and other human service professionals to help them: 1) conduct clinical assessments informed by current human behavior science; 2) implement interventions supported by current outcome research; and, 3) engage in evaluation as part of daily practice to ensure effective implementation of evidence-based practices. Rather than depicting evidence-based practice as a simple matching of diagnostic categories with intervention methods, the text encourages critical thinking and flexibility guided by best evidence in order to tailor evidence-based practices to individual client needs. The multidimensional and functional approach to assessment is designed to integrate the use of human behavior knowledge with an analysis of each client's unique experiences. Sample assessment/evaluation instruments (contributed by many leading experts) are provided to help practitioners better understand their use as both assessment and evaluation tools. Practice outcome research is summarized and "best practices" are described in considerable detail. Many case studies and sample treatment plans are provided to help the reader translate clinical research into everyday practice. Overall, EBPSW provides practitioners with a thoroughly researched yet practice-oriented resource for learning and implementing effective assessment, intervention and evaluation methods for a wide array of psychosocial disorders and problems-in-living in adults, children and families"--
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 19(1/2), 187–195. Cinnamon, A. (1999).
Community organizing for social change. In L. M. Grobman (Ed.), Days in the lives of social workers: 50 professionals tell real life stories from social work
Author: David A. Hardcastle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.
Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhDPublish On: 2014-12-05
Social workers are change agents who work to create positive change with
individuals, families, groups, organizations, and ... Days in the lives of social workers: 58 professionals tell “real-life” stories from social work practice (4th ed.).
Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Business & Economics
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well." óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University "The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education." óSaundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education
Author: Flavio Francisco MarsigliaPublish On: 2021-01-20
Social workers cannot define for the community what social justice is or suggest
the right steps to bring it about, but neither is it their role ... on human rights and
social justice, and weighing conceptual, cultural, and political aspects of their lives and their communities' lives. ... The company paid her for 8 hours of work a day, but her supervisor forced her to work up to 10 hours a day, and 6 to 7 days a
Author: Flavio Francisco Marsiglia
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Social Science
"Diversity, Oppression and Change is an engaging and well-researched book about a timely and controversial topic. The authors unpack complex theory-based concepts related to oppression and privilege so that readers can identify their historically based impact on certain groups and communities. They use an easy to understand style, which makes cultural diversity concepts come to life through specific examples and notes from the field, often coming from their own practice, policy and research experiences. This book is essential reading for social workers and allied professionals committed to anti-oppressive practice. Diversity, Oppression and Change is also about hope and resiliency, and the miraculous ability of individuals and communities to bounce back from oppressive experiences and historical trauma to produce lasting social change and achieve social justice"--
Author: United States. Public Health Service. Division of Community Health ServicesPublish On: 1968
A third by - product may possibly be to orient administrators of nursing homes to
the implications of social services for their residents . ... are not just places to
which people are sent to live out their final days but , hopefully , may be restored
to independent living . ... Referral to a nursing home can be a crucial period in the life of an aged person , and a major contribution of a social worker at such a point
Author: United States. Public Health Service. Division of Community Health Services
The clinical social worker also can use measurements at intervention to provide
feedback to the client and as stimuli for further therapeutic discussion . ... there is
a decline in the number of phone calls , with a plateau of three phone calls per day on Friday , Saturday , and Sunday . ... results of measurements mechanically
, not attending to important features of the client ' s life and the client - social worker ...
Author: Tony Tripodi
Publisher: N A S W Press
The move to managed care in the human services has increased the popularity of single-subject design -- an adaptable methodology that is information based, outcome oriented, and consumer driven. Special Features: Contains 39 tables and 55 figures; Demonstrates how clinicians can use the model to monitor treatment effectiveness; Promotes accountability in clinical practice.
I have often thought some social workers were secular evangelists looking for
their ministry without the trappings of religion . Who else but the " other worldly
types ” or masochists would want to wallow day in and day out in life ' s social ...
Author: David P. Fauri
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Social Science
The Third Edition of "Cases in Macro Social Work Practice "provides relevant, contemporary, macro practice case scenarios that reflect practice dilemmas and challenges typically experienced by social workers in organizational, community, and policy practice areas. It emphasizes the change process in both domestic and international settings by using a theoretical and practice perspective, and follows the outline of the Fourth Edition of "Social Work Macro Practice--"written by F. Ellen Netting, Peter Kettner, and Steven McMurtry. Please Note: "Cases in Macro Social Work Practice "may be value-packaged with "S""ocial Work Macro Practice "at a special discount. Contact your local representative for details: www.ablongman.com/replocator
Author: National Association of Social Workers. Michigan ChapterPublish On: 1988
However , in the vast majority of cases , the social worker should advocate life
over death . ... her - not much different than the old days . . . you lived life and
when it was ending prepared for it and died with family who loved you . . .
Author: National Association of Social Workers. Michigan Chapter
Although the over - all analysis in Social workers will find this volume of
intercluded almost five hundred cases , the ... sample of en Intensive case
analyses portray the happentrepreneurs and bureaucrats . ings of a single day in the lives of the ...
Author: Edith Abbott
Category: Social problems
Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Public documents."
The Jazz Life ( 1961 ) on DAY , DOROTHY Nov. 8 , 1897- Roman Catholic
journalist ; social worker Address : b . 175 Chrystie St. , New York 2 ; h . Peter
Maurin Farm , Pleasant Plains , Staten Island 9 , N.Y. " Here is a woman who has
The danger in these critical and cynical days , is that the church will be
undervalued by large numbers of social workers . ... that can be said against the
church , however , it still remains society's specialization for the spiritual life of
These “ Social Workers " announce their In writing " A Man ' s World , " I made a
intention of painting a ... safe bet to - day that more people could name nine ness
that underlies their life . prominent social workers than could name the justices of
The extent to which social workers leave the profession to enter other fields is
also an indication that the physical ... In the old days the social worker , like the
minister and the genius , was expected to sacrifice health and life for his work ;
now it ...
DAYS. How much can a student do while on a placement? Quite a bit sometimes.
Itverymuch depends on the supervisor. ... We all got onwell except thatthe female social workers tended to make life difficult for themale social worker who was ...
Author: simone grandjean
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After working 20 years as a dressmaker, in 1980, aged 49 years, I proudly received a Degree in Social Studies from the University of Sydney. Then, in 1985 I obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of New South Wales. My first job as a Social Worker, in 1980 was with the Italian Welfare Centre (CO.AS.IT.) where I stayed for four and a half years. Then six months in a Nursing Home in London. Then one year with the Department of Immigration in Sydney and Parramatta. Then from 1987 I worked for the Aged Care Assessment Team attached to the Bankstown Hospital. I retired in March 2007 on my 76th birthday. I enjoyed my work. I liked many of my clients and most of my co-workers. I remember some of the cases I had to deal with; many were unusual, some were sad, some impossible and a few amusing, but all were interesting as no two people are alike. In CO.AS.IT. I had a whole range of problems to deal with. All the clients were Italian migrants mainly from a Peasant background. They spoke mostly their native dialects mixed with Italian. The greatest number came from the south of Italy (PUGLIA, CALABRIA, SICILY, and around NAPLES) and from the poorer parts of the North (Veneto). I spoke Italian and soon understood the different dialects although I never spoke any of them. So I was able to deal with people from the different provinces. At The Department of Immigration I was in charge of several bi-lingual Welfare Officers covering Arabic, Greek, Spanish, Lebanese, Polish, all 8 Simone Grandjean Yugoslav languages, the Filipino dialects, Chinese, Vietnamese and Italian; my native language is French. I was also able to use interpreters for those times when a person spoke something else, such as Portuguese, Armenian or Assyrian, etc . . . In England and Bankstown 99% of my clients were the elderly, the greatest percentage were of English or Anglo Australian background, but also of many other nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. So, there have been cases relating to family relationship, children, marital problems, psychiatric problems, immigration, needing information on a large range of subjects: health, death, work, financial problems, sexual problems, etc . . . and cultural differences. But first I was a Social Work Student.