With its balanced presentation of social work and social welfare, this classic book provides a comprehensive and historical view of social work to help readers better understand and appreciate the profession.
It emphasizes the generalist practice perspective and answers students' questions about social work and their social work education. Cases help students apply theory to practice and provide a glimpse of what social workers do as well as illustrate the versatility of the profession.
A text for undergraduates on methods and concepts of social welfare and social work. Special consideration is given to problems such as AIDS, youth suicide, drugs, battered women and children, and welfare reform, as well as to improved methods in solving social problems through new developments in family home-based care, and other creative and effective social work practices. Includes chapter-opening vignettes, much case material, and chapter summaries. This edition contains new material on aging, minorities, and gangs. The authors are from the University of Utah. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)