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Days in the lives of social workers : 54 professionals tell "real-life" stories from social work practice

Author: Linda May Grobman
Publisher: Harrisburg, Pa. : White Hat Communications, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day, observing his or her every move? Days in the Lives of Social Workers allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 54 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda May Grobman
ISBN: 1929109156 9781929109159
OCLC Number: 56894550
Description: 411 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: About the editor/contributors --
Introduction --
Acknowledgments --
Part 1 - Health Care: Chapter 1 - Social work in the ER ; Chapter 2 - Social work in the neonatral intesive care unit ; Chapter 3 - Remembering why I became a social worker : Lessons learned on internal medicine ; Chapter 4 - Social work in an infertility clinic ; Chapter 5 - Working with pregnant women in public health ; Chapter 6 - Managing in managed care ; Chapter 7 - Social work in teh commissioned corps --
Part 2 - HIV/AIDS: Chapter 8 - Private practice with urban gay men : With a subspecialty in HIV/AIDS ; Chapter 9 - A very special nursing home in the south Bronx ; Chapter 10 - Pediatric HIV research --
Part 3 - School social work: Chapter 11 - Elementary school social work ; Chapter 12 - An inner-city high school ; Chapter 13 - Social work in a rural school district --
Part 4 - Children, youth, and families: Chapter 14 - Urban child protective services ; Chapter 15 - A neighborhood youth center ; Chapter 16 - Working gay and lesbian youth ; Chapter 17 - Child welfare ombudsman ; Chapter 18 - Employee assistance programs ; Chapter 19 - Social work goes to summer camp --
Part 5 - Disabilities: Chapter 20 - Developmental disabilities ; Chapter 21 - "Us" becoming "them" --
Part 6 - Mental health: Chapter 22 - Invountary admission : A new worker's introduction to the "603" ; Chapter 23 - Partial hospitalization ; Chapter 24 - Social work in a clubhouse ; Chapter 25 - Life as a group home manager ; Chapter 26 - Disaster mental health services --
Part 7 - Substance abuse: Chapter 27 - Dual diagnosis : Substance abuse and mental health in an inpatient setting ; Chapter 28 - Social work in the Alaskan bush ; Chapter 29 - Adventure-based practice --
Part 8 - Private practice: Chapter 30 - Private practice and the eclectic social worker ; Chapter 31 - An office to call my own : Private practice in the lesbian community --
Part 9 - Criminal justice : Working with offenders and victims: Chapter 32 - Prison substance abuse treatment ; Chapter 33 - A hard day's night : Working with assaultive men in prison ; Chapter 34 - Residential treatment for adolescent sexual offenders ; Chapter 35 - Forensic social work : Mitigating death penalty casese in a captial defense unit ; Chapter 36 - Victim services --
Part 10 - Older adults and the end of life: Chapter 37 - Social work with survivors of the Holocaust ; Chapter 38 - Nursing home social work ; Chapter 39 - Senior adult coordinator ; Chapter 40 - Hospice social work ; Chapter 41 - Home health social work --
Part 11 - Management: Chapter 42 - Life as an agency CEO ; Chapter 43 - Association management --
Part 12 - Veterans and the military: Chapter 44 - Family advocacy in the military ; Chapter 45 - Outreach to homeless veterans --
Part 13 - Higher education: Chapter 46 - Life as a BSW educator ; Chapter 47 - A university counseling center --
Part 14 - International social work: Chapter 48 - Consulting in Armenia ; Chapter 49 - Working with unaccompanied minors in Britain ; Chapter 50 - Working with Raskal gangs in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea ; Chapter 51 - Working with Russian immigrants --
Part 15 - Working in communities: Chapter 52 - Community organizing for social change ; Chapter 53 - A day in the life of a policy practitioner ; Chapter 54 - Mucho Gusto en Conocerle (I'm pleased to meet you): Working with migrant farm families --
Appendix A: Organizations of interest to social workers --
Appendix B: Additional reading --
Appendix C: Internet resources.
Responsibility: Linda May Grobman, Editor.
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Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day, observing his or her every move? Days in the Lives of Social Workers allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 54 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face.

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