This book makes up the second half of the formerly titled Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, in its ninth edition. For this edition Morales (UCLA) and Sheafor (Colorado State U.) have split the book, with one volume examining social workers, and this volume looking at the variety of clients seen by social workers. This book provides an overview of frequently served clients, including women, lesbian and gay populations, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and a variety of ethnic groups including Asian Americans, American Indians, Latinos, and African Americans. Other chapters examine the special issues facing clients in urban, rural and suburban areas. Finally, a concluding chapter offers an extended case study using a high school homicide to illustrate social worker-client interactions.
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