Through its discipline-oriented approach to social work, this introductory textbook integrates foundational content areas from the Council on Social Work Education with the contemporary themes of empowerment, strengths, and human rights and social justice.
It is the first textbook to fully incorporate the strengths and empowerment perspective while examining values and ethics, cultural diversity, social justice and human rights, social work practice, human behavior, populations at risk, and policy and services. In addition, the text details the roles of the social worker as consultant, resource manager, and educator, and presents an easy-to-understand paradigm that shows students how the partnership between practitioners and consumers takes place at all systems levels.
An introductory text taking a discipline approach rather than a social problems approach. Overviews various elements of the field, covering historical and philosophical roots, the professional value base, dimensions of human behavior and social problems, perspectives on diversity, the social service delivery network, and the social work interventions of practice, policy, and research. Boxes feature contemporary issues, examples, and ethical concerns. This third edition contains new case material and expanded material in areas such as social welfare, child welfare, and gerontological social work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.