Social Work Macro Practice

Social Work Macro Practice

This book approaches the field of social work recognizing that all social workers must be able to engage, assess, and intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Author: F. Ellen Netting

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133948528

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Revised edition of Social work macro practice, 2012.
Categories: Political Science

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century

I can't do this job if I am not connected to the lives of these women” (2009). ... A macro practitioner and fighter for social justice to her core, Johnson-Peterkin plans to be an executive director someday, too.

Author: Steve Burghardt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412972994

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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"This book provides a holistic vision for macro practice in the early 21st century. It argues very convincingly that effective macro practice requires a strategic vision, grounded in values, that integrates personal and community transformation. Burghardt provides a compass, as well as other tools, that macro practitioners can use to make significant social change. It promises to be a very useful resource for community and organizational practice in a number of fields."---Lorraine Gutierrez, University of Michigan --
Categories: Social Science

Writing Skills for Social Workers

Writing Skills for Social Workers

PART III MACRO-PRACTICE WRITING SKILLS: OBTAINING RESOURCES AND CREATING CHANGE In Part II we discussed some of the ways in which social workers communicate in direct practice with clients and colleagues. Many of the skills we discussed ...

Author: Karen Healy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446258491

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes and audiences. The new edition of this best-selling book aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice. It encourages the development of writing techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. Examples of the types of writing covered include: - Case-notes - Reports - Proposals - Literature reviews - Journal articles - Funding applications. Reflective exercises, hot tips for effective writing and further reading are included in each chapter. The book is also linked to the professional standards that structure training, practice and continuing professional development. It will be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings.
Categories: Social Science

Spirituality Matters in Social Work

Spirituality Matters in Social Work

Connecting Spirituality, Religion, and Practice James R. Dudley ... macro. 2. It is designed to meet core competencies of the Council of Social Work Education, the social work accreditation agency (CSWE, 2015). 3.

Author: James R. Dudley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317752653

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Offering a focus that is lacking (or not clearly evident) in most spirituality books, Dudley addresses specific ways of incorporating spirituality into practice and integrates many of the contributions of other writers into an overall eclectic practice approach. His approach revolves around many of the core competencies of the EPAS accreditation (CSWE, 2008). Most of the core competencies are addressed with an emphasis on professional identity, ethical practice, critical thinking, diversity, practice contexts, and, a major practice framework of the book, the practice stages of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.
Categories: Social Science

Empowerment Series An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Empowerment Series  An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

A community organizer's work involves groups and individuals, so he or she needs the skills appropriate for those levels ... You are asked to test your understanding of the connection between the various social work modes of practice.

Author: Elizabeth A. Segal

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305465442

Category: Education

Page: 544

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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

Empowerment Series Social Work and Social Welfare

Empowerment Series  Social Work and Social Welfare

References 144 Suggested Readings 144 CHAPTER 6 Social Work Practice with Agencies and the Community . ... Social Work Practice 155 Career Opportunities in Macro Social Work Practice 156 Summary 157 Competency Notes 158 Key Terms 159 ...

Author: Rosalie Ambrosino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305480667

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Reflecting the latest practices, accreditation requirements, and developments from the field, the eighth edition of bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE gives readers a broad understanding about the social work profession and the role it plays in the social welfare system. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the text is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). With its signature systems/ecological approach to understanding social welfare, the book focuses on specific social welfare areas in which social workers play major roles in policy and practice. It adopts the philosophy that there are many reasons why social problems occur, and that students need to understand the history, values, and economic, political, and cultural factors that surround these issues and the attempts to solve or address them. Instead of presenting a specific political perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about issues in a new way. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with information about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Social Science

Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice

Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice

Conceptualizations and Applications in Macro Social Work Practice Michael J. Sheridan. Girotti, G. (2008). ... Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 83(5/6), 573–584. Hodge, D. R. (2002c).

Author: Michael J. Sheridan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134928019

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Jim Wallis, well-known justice advocate and author, has stated that the two great hungers in the world today are for spirituality and social justice. Although social work and related fields have increasingly recognized the importance of addressing spirituality within clinical practice, less attention has been paid to the role of spirituality in promoting social justice or supporting social change within macropractice. The contributions in this edited collection highlight current developments in this area, including emerging conceptual frameworks, practice applications and research findings. Theoretical approaches to understanding the link between spirituality and justice are explored in analyses of alternative models of social justice and justice orientations of major faith traditions. The critical role of spirituality in larger system change is illustrated through exemplars of research on vulnerable populations, community practice, legislative advocacy, development of social movements, and ecological social work. The importance of including content on religion and spirituality in professional curricula is explored through research on students’ attitudes toward spirituality and social advocacy. Noting the resonating themes within all of these contributions, the volume concludes with an overview of emerging principles for spiritual activism. This book aims to stimulate further development in the vital connection between spirituality and social justice. It was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work

The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work

There are plenty of examples around earth stewardship and the practice of kaitiakitanga interwoven in Aotearoa/New ... The connections between social work sustainability and climate change have not been adequately addressed in social ...

Author: Lena Dominelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351727471

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

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Green social work espouses a holistic approach to all peoples and other living things – plants and animals, and the physical ecosystem; emphasises the relational nature of all its constituent parts; and redefines the duty to care for and about others as one that includes the duty to care for and about planet earth. By acknowledging the interdependency of all living things it allows for the inclusion of all systems and institutions in its remit, including both (hu)man-made and natural disasters arising from the (hu)made ones of poverty to chemical pollution of the earth’s land, waters and soils and climate change, to the natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes which turn to disasters through human (in)action. Green social work’s value system is also one that favours equality, social inclusion, the equitable distribution of resources, and a rights-based approach to meeting people’s needs to live in an ethical and sustainable manner. Responding to these issues is one of the biggest challenges facing social workers in the twenty-first century which this Handbook is intended to address. Through providing the theories, practices, policies, knowledge and skills required to act responsibly in responding to the diverse disasters that threaten to endanger all living things and planet earth itself, this green social work handbook will be required reading for all social work students, academics and professionals, as well as those working in the fields of community development and disaster management.
Categories: Social Science

Generalist Social Work Practice

Generalist Social Work Practice

Competencies 6 through 9 reflect important aspects of the planned change process, a way of understanding social work ... a worker's own characteristics and how they may influence their work with the client system Engagement—Connecting ...

Author: Janice Gasker

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506379180

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Generalist Social Work Practice provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to serve clients across micro, mezzo and macro areas of practice. Author Janice Gasker brings a focus on self-reflection as the first stage in the planned change process and writes with the perspective that we consider work at all levels of practice simultaneously rather than in isolation. In accordance with the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set forth by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), the planned change process is presented as dynamic and interactive, providing students with a clear understanding of how each stage of the planned change process can be utilized at any point when serving a client system. The text spotlights the distinctive characteristics of the worker—their values, attitudes, and experiences—that may influence client interaction. The text also includes case studies, collaborative learning exercises, and critical thinking questions to help students apply concepts to practice.
Categories: Social Science

Macro Social Work Practice

Macro Social Work Practice

Understand the theoretical foundations of the APPM 6. Describe how the APPM applies to macro social work practice Community-Based Advocacy Ashley is a medical social worker who coordinates home health care services for older adults.

Author: Carolyn J. Tice

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506388403

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Empower your students to become advocates for change. Macro Social Work Practice: Advocacy in Action shows students studying in macro social work practice how to enact change at the organizational, community, societal, and global levels. An emphasis is placed on engaging in macro practice using the tenets of the award-winning author team’s Advocacy Policy and Practice Model (APPM) that highlight the inclusion of economic and social justice, supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access. Beginning with a history of macro practice and continuing with contemporary issues facing social workers, this new text helps readers learn how to enact advocacy, informed by key orientations and perspectives and grounded in timely and relevant examples and causes. FREE DIGITAL TOOLS INCLUDED WITH THIS TEXT SAGE edge gives instructors and students the edge they need to succeed with an array of teaching and learning tools in one easy-to-navigate website. Learn more: edge.sagepub.com/ticemacro
Categories: Social Science