Social Work Practice and the Law

Social Work Practice and the Law

"This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively.

Author: Dr. Lyn K. Slater, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117670

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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"This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively. Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social workers to be passionate and skillful advocates for their clients. Essential reading for social workers and lawyers alike who serve low-income people entangled in systems that so often fail them." Dorothy Roberts, JD Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Author, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare Based on the author's innovative and nationally recognized prototype for inter-professional work at Fordham University, this is the only volume about social work and the legal system that is written from the social worker's perspective. Devoid of "legalese," the book is designed to help social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients. It aims to promote the development of a more strategic relationship with the legal system-a partnership that can achieve more creative and just solutions to social problems. Exhaustive in scope, Social Work and the Law identifies current national and international trends and legal movements that support and invite inter-professional, critically competent social work participation. The book also identifies and explains the essential knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for the attainment of collaborative critical competence when interacting with the legal system. Each chapter includes vivid case studies based on actual collaborations that illustrate the application of theory to practice. Chapters also include legal, social work, and evidence-based resources. Key Features: Promotes a proactive approach to the ways in which social workers can use law to promote clients' best interests Addresses all domains of social work practice-child welfare, housing law, educational access, disability law, benefits, and more Offers abundant case studies taken from the authors' real-life work Devoid of "legalese" and written from a social worker's perspective
Categories: Social Science

Law in Social Work Practice

Law in Social Work Practice

The practice of social work is regulated in all States by statutes that determine
who may call themselves social workers and who may practice social work. Many
of these statutes set forth in law parts of codes of ethics and practice standards ...

Author: Andrea Saltzman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305686311

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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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, 3rd Edition helps readers understand how to work within the legal system to benefit clients and further client interests, recognize certain client problems as legal, and work effectively with lawyers, as well as 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Social Science

Social Work and the Law

Social Work and the Law

This is essential reading for any student taking a unit in Social Work Law.

Author: Chris Maylea

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 135200836X

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 803

This exciting new textbook introduces students to the key aspects of the law and legal frameworks essential for social work practice in Australia. Simple and easy to read, it communicates the complex legal concepts in practice in ways students can easily understand. With a focus on human rights and ethical conduct, it’s both concept based, examining the ways of thinking and understanding law and social work interactions, and topic based, exploring the different specific areas of law which social workers are most likely to come into contact with. This is essential reading for any student taking a unit in Social Work Law. Specific to Australia, it accounts for Australian jurisdictions, and can be easily integrated into the classroom context, with case studies, questions for discussion and links to further resources, including interactive resources and a website to support further learning and provide updates to changes in the law between editions.
Categories: Social Science

The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration

The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration

The applicant for the Qualified Clinical Social Worker credential must also hold a
valid state social work license or certificate, and the applicant for the Diplomate
must have three additional years of advanced clinical practice in addition to the ...

Author: Theodore J. Stein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231126489

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 342

This book addresses this relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment. The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in which social workers and attorneys collaborate to serve the public.
Categories: Social Science

Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada

Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada

Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada addresses the need for an up-to-date, hands-on legal information guide that social workers can use as they interact with the Canadian federal and provincial legal system.

Author: Cheryl Regehr

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015064904991

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 530

Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada addresses the need for an up-to-date, hands-on legal information guide that social workers can use as they interact with the Canadian federal and provincial legal system. It includes a helpful overview of Canadian law and the implications forsocial workers, and a description of the structure of the court system. It addresses topics of current and growing importance such as citizenship and refugees, human rights, family laws, child protection, health care issues including mental illness and youth criminal justice. Other important topicscovered include ethics, federal and provincial privacy laws and the implications for record keeping, and preparing to appear in court. A clear writing style is enhanced by a lack of legal jargon and clear definitions where legal terminology is needed.
Categories: Social Science

Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research

Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research

National Organization of Forensic Social Work. (n.d.). What is forensic social work
? http://nofsw. org/?page_id=10. Accessed 17 May 2017. Odiah, C. (2004).
Impact of the adversary system on forensic social work practice: Threat to
therapeutic ...

Author: Sana Loue

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319774145

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 650

This highly practical text surveys the myriad legal and ethical issues that social workers encounter both in daily practice and under special circumstances. Its initial section presents concepts in law and ethics that unite practitioners, researchers, and academics in the field, such as confidentiality, informed consent, and the interplay between social work and administrative and judicial systems. A selection of representative cases illustrates legal aspects involved in providing services to families, children, elders, and persons with disabilities. Also included are chapters on advocacy in social work, both in its potential to influence policy and on the global stage as part of the ongoing struggle for human rights and dignity. Among the topics covered: Confidentiality and the social worker-client relationship Liability issues for social workers in the clinical context Legal issues arising in the context of social work research The social worker and forensic social work Social worker involvement in access to school and school services Social work in the context of health care Legal issues working with immigrants, refugees, and asylees The interface between social work and human rights Legal Issues in Social Work Practice and Research is an interdisciplinary text aimed at social work, mental health, and legal professionals. It enhances the power of social work as an integrative system to support clients’ rights and agency.
Categories: Social Science

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families 3rd Edition

Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families  3rd Edition

and the Fair Housing Act. Until recently, implementing and enforcing federally
mandated immigration laws were exclusive within the federal government's
jurisdiction. However, in response to an increase of immigrants within their
borders, ...

Author: Elaine P. Congress, MSSW, DSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826108302

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 321

Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.
Categories: Social Science

In the Shadow of the Law

In the Shadow of the Law

All those who work in the human services sector are constrained in what can be done by legislative and statutory requirements, and by the ethical imperatives of the legal system.

Author: Phillip A. Swain

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 1862874239

Category: Public welfare

Page: 294

View: 829

All those who work in the human services sector are constrained in what can be done by legislative and statutory requirements, and by the ethical imperatives of the legal system. Social workers, however, need to not just know the law, but to understand how law and legal systems can be utilised.
Categories: Public welfare

Law for Social Work Practice

Law for Social Work Practice

In adopting an innovative case-study approach to social work law and practice, this text fills a genuine need for a book which applies legal knowledge to the practice predicaments social workers face in their daily work.

Author: Robert Johns

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0333693787

Category: Mental health laws

Page: 238

View: 978

In adopting an innovative case study approach to social work law and practice, this text which applies legal knowledge to the practice predicaments social workers face in their daily work. It covers care in the community and protection of the most vulnerable in our society.
Categories: Mental health laws

Social Work and Law

Social Work and Law

Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand how social workers operate within the complex legal environment Identify the role of law in shaping human experience and explore how competent social work practice can influence ...

Author: Sunny Harris Rome

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0205776892

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 515

Helping social workers understand how to operate within the complex legal environment. Social Work and Law exposes students to the ways in which social work and law intersect. Students will explore the judiciary's contributions to important social policy issues and the knowledge social workers need to effectively participate in the judicial process. An introductory unit presents basic legal concepts, describes the workings of the court system, and shares strategies for avoiding malpractice. The units that follow cover a variety of topics to give instructor's options for their course and allow students to study their interests. These topics include issues related to children, domestic violence, older adults, the death penalty, health, discrimination, LGBT rights, and the rights of students and immigrants. Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand how social workers operate within the complex legal environment Identify the role of law in shaping human experience and explore how competent social work practice can influence legal processes and outcomes Examine how law and social work intersect in relation to particular populations and fields of practice Assess the conformity of judicial decisions with social work values and ethics, while understanding the underpinnings of judicial decisions and why they might differ from social work decision-making Distinguish between case law and statutory law, understand the role of each, and recognize how their dynamic interaction contributes to the development of social policy Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205223508 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205223503.
Categories: Political Science

Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Practice. in. Forensic. Social. Work. Elaine. P. Congress. Social Work and
Criminal Justice: New Dimensions in Practice1 ... Social work and law as
professions are based upon ethical standards delineated in their respective
codes of ethics.

Author: Albert R. Roberts

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398076764

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

View: 774

In this completely revised and updated classic, Professors Roberts and Springer, along with 51 justice-oriented and forensic experts, have set the standard of care for mental health treatment and the delivery of social services to crime victims, juvenile and adult offenders, and their families. The second edition of Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings was published almost ten years ago in 1997, and was also translated to Chinese. Now Dr. Roberts, Dr. Springer, and their team of 51 prominent chapter authors have done such a thorough job of updating and finding new authors, that the end result is a comprehensive new book. In this third edition, 16 of the 31 chapters are new and specially written for this book. A growing number of mental health professionals are recognizing the need to examine current evidence-based program developments, assessment, and treatment practices with crime victims and offenders. This book focuses on the multiple roles and practices of justice social workers, also known as forensic social workers and crisis counselors. Many professional social workers, counselors and field placement students work in corrections and probation, forensic mental health, addictions treatment, juvenile justice, victim assistance, and police social work settings. In the words of Dean Barbara W. White (former President, Council on Social Work Education, and NASW) in her laudatory Foreword to this edition: "This groundbreaking book provides the necessary blueprints and guidelines for best practices with crime victims as well as juvenile and adult offenders in institutional, community- based, diversion, and aftercare programs. . . . This is the first all-inclusive, authoritative, exceptionally well-written volume on social policies and social work practices in both juvenile justice and criminal justice settings. . . . This book is a landmark achievement." An increasing number of offenders and victims have been found to be
Categories: Social Science

Law and Social Work Practice

Law and Social Work Practice

Filled with techniques for reading and understanding judicial opinion, legislative statues, and bills, this new edition will appeal to all professors of law and social work courses, as well as courses on the welfare state.

Author: Raymond Albert, MSW, JD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826148926

Category: Law

Page: 560

View: 118

This completely rewritten and updated new edition of a practical text continues to provide a firm introduction to law and legal processes and their relation to social work practice. Using Clinton's welfare reform act of 1996, Albert provides a conceptual framework to illustrate how socio-legal problems emerge in the welfare state, and presents the skills base necessary for effective social work response. A new section on socio-legal issues highlights many fields where social worker-lawyer partnerships can occur, such as civil rights and advocacy, the death penalty, liability for neglect in nursing homes, informed consent and medical treatment, and much more. Filled with techniques for reading and understanding judicial opinion, legislative statues, and bills, this new edition will appeal to all professors of law and social work courses, as well as courses on the welfare state.
Categories: Law

Social Work and the Law in Scotland

Social Work and the Law in Scotland

JEAN GORDON AND ROGER DAVIS Knowledge of the law and the skills to use
this knowledge well are both central to social work practice. Social workers' legal
powers and duties provide a mandate for practice that enables, and sometimes ...

Author: Roger Davis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137285386

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 744

Effective social work practice relies on good understanding of the law along with the skills to use this knowledge well. This essential reader provides a wide-ranging thematic account of social work practice in Scotland, making critical links between concepts, the contexts of practice and first-hand experiences of Scottish social work law. Reflecting the pace of change in the law since the previous edition, the book combines fully updated chapters by some of the original authors, with newly commissioned pieces. Written by leading academics and practitioners in the field, it captures key developments in Scottish legislation and the implications for practitioners, covering important subjects such as: ■ Service user and carer rights ■ Legal and social work values ■ Accountability ■ Effective assessment ■ Safeguarding, risk and protection ■ Youth and adult criminal justice ■ Partnership, participation and advocacy ■ Delivery of personalised services. Social Work and the Law in Scotland is core reading for all those undertaking academic study or professional practice within the field. It is also a key resource for anyone looking to update their knowledge on the nature and development of the ever-evolving legislative landscape of Scotland.
Categories: Law

The Law and Social Work

The Law and Social Work

Contemporary Issues for Practice Lesley-Anne Long Jeremy Roche, Debbie
Stringer. Social. Work. Values. and. the. Law. Jeremy roche Introduction This
chapter explores the relationship between social work values and the law. I
argue that ...

Author: Lesley-Anne Long

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137073235

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 497

The Law and Social Work is up-to-date and contemporary. It analyses current debates around confidentiality, State intervention and the legal issues impacting on children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. It also offers an insightful discussion of central social work themes, integrating: ■ Ethics and values ■ Discrimination ■ Assessment and intervention ■ Accountability Charting the changes in law and practice over the past ten years, this new edition provides thematic accounts of key areas of development. It also reflects the pace of change in a number of spheres, including youth justice, mental health and discrimination law. Written by leading academics and social work practitioners widely published in their fields of expertise, this is an authoritative text for social work students, practitioners and professionals across the health and social care spectrum.
Categories: Law

Using the Law in Social Work

Using the Law in Social Work

An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Author: Robert Johns

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526412492

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 755

An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.
Categories: Social Science

Forensic Social Work

Forensic Social Work

New material in this edition includes a chapter on how to establish a forensic social work practice, with information on how to bring in clients, generate new referrals and make other important contacts.

Author: Robert L. Barker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317826279

Category: Law

Page: 278

View: 171

Explore the legalities and pitfalls of forensic social work! Forensic Social Work: Legal Aspects of Professional Practice, Second Edition examines the professional specialty of forensic social work which involves testifying in court as an expert witness, investigating cases of possible criminal conduct, and assisting the legal system in such issues as child custody disputes, divorce, child support, juvenile delinquency, spouse or child abuse, and placing individuals in mental hospitals. As a student or professional social worker, you will explore a variety of ethical and legal issues, such as malpractice, licensing, credentialing, marketing for forensic clients, and presenting effective courtroom testimony. Current and fact-filled, this new edition discusses the origins of forensic social work and offers implications for future practice. New material in this edition includes a chapter on how to establish a forensic social work practice, with information on how to bring in clients, generate new referrals and make other important contacts. Another new chapter expands on the first edition's discussion of implanted memory versus recovered memory and the ways that social workers use and often misuse this information. A third new chapter examines credentialing requirements for forensic social work. Forensic Social Work details legal conflicts you may face and offers suggestions on how to deal with these situations. Rich with examples, some aspects of forensic social work that you will learn about are: separating the role of the expert witness from the role of the fact witness while testifying understanding the motivations, payments, and positive incentives for entering the field of forensic social work avoiding malpractice lawsuits by understanding the criteria for liability guidelines for action when laws and ethics collide preparing for litigation duty-to-warn laws writing reports and contracts for the litigious society using the problem-oriented (SOAP) record distinguishing implanted memory from recovered memory and understanding how witnesses and social workersmay misuse remembered information Complete with a glossary, case examples, and information on how to obtain clients, new referrals, and other contacts, Forensic Social Work gives you a thorough look at the profession of forensic social work. You will explore the legal and ethical issues that come with this profession, learn the credentials needed to become a forensic social worker, and discover how to adequately market yourself in the field. Forensic Social Work will prepare you for the circumstances that may arise and help you to professionally and successfully overcome future challenges.
Categories: Law

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice

In the 70 years since Odencrantz penned her reflections, the legal system has
influenced the social work profession to develop more explicit and empirical
standards for practice. Today, social workers must interact with the law on many
levels, ...

Author: Paula Allen-Meares

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761914994

Category: Medical

Page: 733

View: 733

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice discusses the context of practice, its theories and frameworks, approaches to change fields of practice, research and empirical issues, and professional issues. Written by a group of contributors, who are leading expert in their fields, this volume will service a definitive reference for social work students and professionals.
Categories: Medical

Beyond Multiculturalism in Social Work Practice

Beyond Multiculturalism in Social Work Practice

The implications of Confucianism are addressed in terms of child rearing and
discipline practices, the best interest of family, and ... The notion of what is in the
best interest of family is actually quite controversial in Western child welfare law.

Author: Kui-Hee Song

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761829695

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 916

Drawn from experience, this in-depth case study presents an integrated approach to social work practice with culturally-linguistically diverse clients, to show how theories of postmodernism and multiculturalism can be applied when working with Korean immigrant families. Specifically, author Kui Hee Song examines the clinical change process of a Korean immigrant family that is working with Child Protective Services, seeking to resolve child abuse problems and generate new meaning in the parent-child relationship through therapeutic dialogue. Integrating theory, research, and practice in the culturally linguistic and diverse context of human service fields, Song provides a profound understanding of the empowerment process: a conversational partnership in dialogue that invites the clients to speak their loud, unsaid voices and enhance a personal perception of competency for action and hope.
Categories: Social Science

Spirituality in Social Work Practice

Spirituality in Social Work Practice

One of the hallmarks of the Poor Law system was a system of categorizing the
entire community into the worthy and unworthy poor. For example, the
Elizabethan Poor Laws considered the lame, impotent, blind, and those unable to
work as ...

Author: Ronald K. Bullis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134938490

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 241

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

The body of law relevant to social work practice is constantly evolving, growing in
size and complexity and can appear overwhelming. It provides powers and
duties and a framework within which good social work practice is located.
Although ...

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118451779

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 838

Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading
Categories: Political Science