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Social work in the 21st century : an introduction to social welfare, social issues, and the profession

Author: Morley D Glicken
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A full introduction to social work and social welfare in the USA

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Morley D Glicken
ISBN: 9781412975780 1412975786
OCLC Number: 657270897
Description: xxv, 668 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Social problems, the social welfare system, and the role of professional social work. An introduction to social problems, social welfare organizations, and the profession of social work --
A brief history of social work : from English poor laws to the progressive policies of President Barack Obama --
The social work process --
Professional social work practice : the sophisticated generalist --
Social work education --
Professional social workers respond to social problems in related work settings. The economically and socially disadvantaged : professional social work in the public and private social welfare systems --
Children in difficulty : the child welfare system and professional social work with abused, neglected, and emotionally troubled children and their families --
The education system in America and the role of school social workers --
Troubled families : the social welfare safety net and professional social work with families experiencing financial, emotional, and social difficulties --
Problems in the workplace : work-related helping organizations and the role of industrial social work --
Problems of crime and violence : the legal system and the role of forensic social work in work with juveniles --
The graying of America : helping organizations with older adults and the role of social workers in gerontology --
Serious emotional problems and mental illness : helping organizations and the role of clinical social work --
Health problems, disabilities, death and dying, and access to care : the many helping roles of medical social workers --
A society with serious substance abuse problems : the helping organizations and the role of social workers in treating and preventing alcohol and drug abuse --
International issues and the roles of social work. Immigration : xenophobia, the organizations helping new immigrants, and social work's role in smoothing transitions to the United States --
Natural disasters, terrorism, and random violence : helping organizations and the role of social work in treating victims in crisis --
International social problems : the helping organizations and the roles of international social workers --
Medical, social, and emotional problems in the military : the veterans administration and military social work --
Key elements in combating social problems and achieving social justice. The problems faced by diverse populations : the helping organizations and culturally sensitive social work practice --
The role of social work and social welfare organizations in developing healthy community life : building better communities through community organizing --
The impact of religion and spirituality on the social and emotional lives of Americans : religiously affiliated social service institutions and the role of social work --
Achieving social justice through organizational change : social work administration, social justice, and the public social service system --
Achieving social justice through social policy initiatives --
Potential social problems in the 21st century and the future directions for social welfare and social work.
Other Titles: Social work in the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Morley D. Glicken.

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