Introduction to Social Work

Introduction to Social Work

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Author: O. William Farley

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0205001971

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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Categories: Political Science

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

An Introduction to Social Work Theory

This edition contains a new preface by the author, written in 2008, in which he examines the continuing value of his framework, concluding that it remains an effective tool for making sense of the profession's most current ideas.

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351958691

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. David Howe's classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which inescapably underpin their thoughts and actions. This edition contains a new preface by the author, written in 2008, in which he examines the continuing value of his framework, concluding that it remains an effective tool for making sense of the profession's most current ideas. The book covers a range of theoretical approaches, demonstrating through examples that different theories necessarily lead to very different practices. It offers a stimulating guide to social work theory which is proven to help social workers both to understand their practices and to practise in a disciplined and imaginative way.
Categories: Social Science

Social Work

Social Work

Help your students make the best starts in their careers as a Social Worker. Covering everything they need to know in their first year and beyond, this very practical book will guide them through their degree and into practice.

Author: Joyce Lishman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526447715

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 180

Help your students make the best starts in their careers as a Social Worker. Covering everything they need to know in their first year and beyond, this very practical book will guide them through their degree and into practice. Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, it will: Help students get to grips with and build the essential knowledge and skills base Support them to develop a range of tools for practice with different service user groups Develop their critical thinking and help them to apply their learning in practice Provide them with a springboard for further learning and development. To get the most out of this book and access more materials to support them throughout their degree, they can visit the companion website at https://study.sagepub.com/lishman2e
Categories: Social Science

Human Growth and Development

Human Growth and Development

As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This introductory text provides a knowledge base about human development from conception to death.

Author: John Sudbery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135275549

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 112

Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan. This introductory text provides a knowledge base about human development from conception to death. It is designed to encourage understanding of a wide range of experiences, including some very difficult ones, such as child abuse, the developmental trajectories of children in care, mental distress, the experience of people with dementia, the experience of torture victims and untimely bereavements. Using engaging narratives to illustrate real-life situations, the author analyses them to demonstrate the link between theory, and different theoretical approaches, and practice. Packed with case studies, this student-friendly book includes overviews, summaries, questions and further reading in each chapter as well as a more formal academic section designed to challenge and intrigue students. A reference section contains a glossary and overviews of the principal theories discussed throughout the book. It is an essential read for all social work students.
Categories: Psychology

An Introduction To Social Work Practice

An Introduction To Social Work Practice

This workbook provides ideal preparation for students wanting to become self aware and self evaluative before moving into practice for the first time.

Author: Parris , Melanie

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335238408

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 600

This workbook provides ideal preparation for students wanting to become self aware and self evaluative before moving into practice for the first time.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to Social Work

Introduction to Social Work

This book deals effectively with relevant aspects of the nationally approved exit level outcomes that were formulated by the Social Work Standards Generating Body.

Author: Lionel Nicholas

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 0702177687

Category: Social service

Page: 385

View: 892

This book deals effectively with relevant aspects of the nationally approved exit level outcomes that were formulated by the Social Work Standards Generating Body. It comes at a time when the Professional Board for Social Work, under the auspices of the South African Council for Social Services and ASASWEI, is embarking on a process of benchmarking the BSW programmes of each social work school or department against the nationally approved exit level outcomes. This comprehensive book deals with a range of issues, from the early history of social work, to working with individuals and small groups in contemporary debates around economic policy, and macro level intervention, management, administration and research. It also covers youth at risk, HIV/AIDS, child sexual abuse and addiction as particular fields of practice. No introductory social work text would be complete without covering the salient areas of poverty, diversity and multicultural practice, values and ethics and theories for practice -- this book has it all! It is a must for all students of social work . . . and with the move towards Continuing Professional Development, social work practitioners would do well to own one too!
Categories: Social service

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice.

Author: David Howe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230365230

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 147

Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning – it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this 'can't live without it' text time and time again.
Categories: Social Science

Social Policy and Social Work

Social Policy and Social Work

It is important therefore for students to engage critically with social policy. This book introduces policy and shows how it has changed and evolved over time, how it reflects changes in society and how it is applied to everyday practice.

Author: Jo Cunningham

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473933842

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 489

An understanding of social policy is crucial for social workers as it underpins and shapes the legislative framework that they work within. From safeguarding service users and enabling them to improve their lives, to protecting the most vulnerable in society, social policy also has a vital role to play within social work education. It is important therefore for students to engage critically with social policy. This book introduces policy and shows how it has changed and evolved over time, how it reflects changes in society and how it is applied to everyday practice.
Categories: Social Science

Sociology for Social Work

Sociology for Social Work

Every chapter of the book further includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms, and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.

Author: Chris Yuill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446200575

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 839

This excellent textbook introduces the social work student to the field of sociology, illustrating how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. Each chapter applies theory to practice and is uniquely co-written by a sociologist, social worker and service user. A wide range of topics and subjects relevant to social work are covered, including: -Gender -Class -Ethnicity and race -Ageing -Health -Intimacies -Social exclusion -Crime and deviance -Communities -Disability The book comes with access to an exciting companion website offering the reader downloads, web links, powerpoint slides and case studies. Every chapter of the book further includes further case studies, along with lots of clear definitions of terms, and reflection points, making this book the essential introductory text for all social work students.
Categories: Social Science

Empowerment Series An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Empowerment Series  An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

The fifth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Segal

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305465442

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 491

The fifth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social welfare system. The authors' supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm toward future careers in social work. Case studies, personal stories, and exercises help students apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration-skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the most recent Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Education

Introduction to Competence Based Social Work

Introduction to Competence Based Social Work

Revised edition of the authors' Introduction to competence-based social work, [2014]

Author: Michael E. Sherr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190923037

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 690

Revised edition of the authors' Introduction to competence-based social work, [2014]
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to Social Work

Introduction to Social Work

Author: Leonora S. De Guzman

Publisher:

ISBN: 971100464X

Category: Social service

Page: 225

View: 295

Categories: Social service

Social Work and Social Welfare

Social Work and Social Welfare

With its focus on "demonstrated competency," Social Work and Social Welfare: An Introduction provides an additional rationale and theme illustrating how social work and social welfare require collaborative efforts in advancing social and ...

Author: Jerry D. Marx

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0205502296

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

View: 519

With its focus on "demonstrated competency," Social Work and Social Welfare: An Introduction provides an additional rationale and theme illustrating how social work and social welfare require collaborative efforts in advancing social and economic well-being.). As a historically collaborative profession across broader societal institutions (business and government), students new to social work will be able to learn what social workers do and how their work relates to other professions such as sociology, psychology, human services, and counseling.
Categories: Political Science

Ise Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Ise Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice.

Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285176405

Category: Public welfare

Page: 640

View: 187

The bestselling introductory Social Work text on the market, Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, International Edition, is also lauded for being the most comprehensive. In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice. 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 critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Contemporary social problems case studies, exhibits, and tables help students apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest NASW Standards, as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, continues to inspire students while giving them insight into real-world practice.
Categories: Public welfare

Introduction to Social Work

Introduction to Social Work

This engaging text gives readers a practical guide to the many ways in which social workers effect change in their communities and the world.

Author: Ira Colby

Publisher:

ISBN: 0190615664

Category:

Page: 480

View: 486

There are certain questions that all students considering social work ask. Who are social workers? What is it that social workers do? How is the social work profession changing? What does it take to become a social worker? Ira Colby and Sophia Dziegielewski bring their decades of experience insocial work practice and education to answer these questions.This engaging text gives readers a practical guide to the many ways in which social workers effect change in their communities and the world. The authors offer an overview and history of the profession; introduce readers to the practice of social work at the micro, mezzo, and macro level; andfinally look closely at the many settings and populations that social workers work with. While realistically portraying the pressures and obstacles that social workers face, Colby and Dziegielewski communicate their own passion for social work.
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Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice.

Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285077172

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 187

The bestselling introductory Social Work book on the market, Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, is also lauded for being the most comprehensive. In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages readers to think critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Contemporary social problems case studies, exhibits, and tables help users apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest NASW Standards, as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, continues to inspire readers while giving them insight into real-world practice. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Social Science

Introduction to a Social Worker

Introduction to a Social Worker

This book is an introduction to social casework, that is to say, it is concerned with social work with individuals and families.

Author: The National Institute for Social Work Training

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000438185

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

View: 941

Originally published in 1964, this was an introduction to social casework, that is social work with individuals and families. It was written for students at the beginning of their training and, while intended for the social worker, it would also prove useful to other students of the social sciences and interesting to the ordinary citizen who wanted to know what social work could offer either to people in trouble or to those who adopted it as a career. The book was both authoritative and up-to-date at the time, in a field in which methods of training had evolved quite rapidly. To this its origin bears witness: the preparatory work was done by Miss Florence Mitchell, an experienced social worker and teacher of social casework. The book was shaped in consultation with other practitioners and teachers, including Dr Younghusband and Miss K. M. Lewis of the National Institute whose work had done so much to shape modern methods of training. The first chapter gives a picture of people who need the social worker’s help. It is followed by a brief survey of methods, by three chapters of case studies and by a final chapter on social work in the social services. The book thus combines a philosophy with practical guidance.
Categories: Social Science