Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
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Author: Charles Zastrow,Karen Kirst-Ashman
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781133708896
Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: Nelson Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman’s UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work
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Author: Elizabeth Segal,Karen Gerdes,Sue Steiner
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781133709633
Release: 2012-01-13
Editor: Nelson Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The fourth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner’s AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social welfare system. The authors’ supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm toward future careers in social work. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration--skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to Family Social Work

An Introduction to Family Social Work
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Author: Donald Collins,Catheleen Jordan,Heather Coleman
Pages: 428
ISBN: 0495808725
Release: 2010
Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The latest book from Cengage Learning on An Introduction to Family Social Work, International Edition

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work
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Author: Elizabeth A. Segal,Karen E. Gerdes,Sue Steiner
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780840029102
Release: 2012-01-13
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The fourth edition of Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner’s AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social welfare system. The authors’ supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm toward future careers in social work. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration--skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice
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Author: Ralph Dolgoff,Donna Harrington,Frank M. Loewenberg
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781133420392
Release: 2012-07-24
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this ninth edition integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).This classic text helps students recognize ethical issues and dilemmas, reason carefully about ethical issues, clarify their ethical aspirations at the level demanded by the profession, and achieve a more ethical stance in their practice. It places ethical decision making within the context of professional ethics and provides useful guidelines, including two ethical screens to help social work practitioners identify priorities among competing ethical obligations. Developed specifically for social workers, it features numerous case-like exemplars based on real-world practice, drawn from a variety of social work settings. This comprehensive and uniquely focused text is equally effective as a core resource for social work ethics courses, or as a valuable supplement within introductory, practice, or practicum courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series The Reluctant Welfare State

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  The Reluctant Welfare State
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Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781305177253
Release: 2014-05-02
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written in clear, lively prose by one of the foremost scholars of social welfare, this book analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to the present-placing social policy in its political, cultural, and societal context. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, THE RELUCTANT WELFARE STATE, 8th Edition, aims to help students develop the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Rather than passively reading about social welfare history, students are asked to interact with the issues, oppressed populations, ethical choices, social and ideological conflicts, advocates, and policies in preceding eras and in the contemporary period-analytically and ethically. The author examines how social welfare policy connects to an empowerment perspective, showing how vulnerable populations, as well as social reformers, have achieved progressive reforms through policy advocacy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Generalist Practice

Understanding Generalist Practice
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Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman,Grafton Hull, Jr.
Pages: 648
ISBN: 049550713X
Release: 2008-01-23
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives your students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families and the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. This edition continues to emphasize the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice; and it reflects the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Understanding Generalist Practice

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Understanding Generalist Practice
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull
Pages: 696
ISBN: 9781305177260
Release: 2014-03-14
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated to reflect current topics and practice, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 7th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. New learning objectives, which are correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods for Social Work

Research Methods for Social Work
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Author: Allen Rubin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1473755131
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown

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An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work Becoming a Change Agent

An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work  Becoming a Change Agent
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Author: Elizabeth Segal,Karen Gerdes,Sue Steiner
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0495601705
Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner’s AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK: BECOMING A CHANGE AGENT, 3E provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social-welfare system. The authors’ supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm towards future careers in social work. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Additional chapter material, including detailed personal stories written by practicing social workers (From the Field boxes), and Point of View boxes that provide multiple perspectives, allow students to consider topics in greater depth and within a critical thinking context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Reluctant Welfare State

The Reluctant Welfare State
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Author: Bruce S. Jansson
Pages: 475
ISBN: UOM:39015064135976
Release: 2001
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Much more than a historical look at America's social welfare system, this acclaimed book offers insights into our ambivalent social welfare policy and its impact on specific out-groups--African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, women, and others--that are often overlooked in other texts. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the historical development of the welfare system, author Bruce S. Jansson also analyzes its limits, strengths, and policies...how its evolution and structure compare with systems in other countries...and the effects of policy changes on the future of the social work profession. As they explore Jannson's highly respected text, your students will see how understanding historical events can be powerfully relevant to the study of current social welfare policy and the profession of social work. The book analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to present and places social policy in its political, cultural, and societal context. Using social policy as a catalyst, Jansson invites students to think critically about issues, developments, and policies in prior eras and in contemporary society. He encourages students to become social reformers and to develop their own policy identities.

The Skills of Helping Individuals Families Groups and Communities

The Skills of Helping Individuals  Families  Groups and Communities
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Author: Lawrence Shulman,Denise Krause,Mark Cameron
Pages: 644
ISBN: 0534514138
Release: 2005
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduces a model for the helping process based on an interactional approach, which uses a number of theories and skills to build on the client helper relationship.

Psychopathology A Competency Based Assessment Model for Social Workers

Psychopathology  A Competency Based Assessment Model for Social Workers
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Author: Susan Gray,Marilyn Zide
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0495090875
Release: 2007-03-15
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Written by social workers, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, views mental disorders through the strengths-perspective. It is unique in its ability to summarize the current state of knowledge about mental disorders and applies a competency-based assessment model for understanding psychopathology. Complete with detailed and realistic vignettes that are unavailable in other texts for the course, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT MODEL FOR SOCIAL WORKERS presents strategies for building on clients’ strengths and resilience and offers insights to social workers regarding their role in working with the mentally ill. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs

Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs
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Author: Elizabeth A. Segal
Pages: 318
ISBN: 0534644937
Release: 2007
Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offering a new values perspective, Elizabeth Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS takes the student beyond identifying, describing, and analyzing social welfare policies. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students' awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Essential Research Methods for Social Work
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Author: Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
Pages: 362
ISBN: 0495803901
Release: 2009-03-01
Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Master research methods with ESSENTIAL RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, International Edition! Reader-friendly and clear, this social work book provides you with the tools you need to understand essential research methods content. Illustrations and examples throughout show you how you can apply research to practice. Studying is made easy with a book-specific website that includes tutorial quizzes and links to additional related concepts. Outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises provide you with the information and practice you need to conduct research methods in social work.

Empowerment Series Understanding Generalist Practice

Empowerment Series  Understanding Generalist Practice
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull, Jr.
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781305966864
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Nelson Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Organized around the coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this guide to generalist social work practice incorporates the knowledge, skills, and professional values needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated with new material on empathy, interdisciplinary collaboration, working with LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities, and other topics, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship among the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 8th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. Learning objectives, correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering People

Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare  Empowering People
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Author: Charles Zastrow
Pages: 640
ISBN: 130538833X
Release: 2016-03-04
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling introductory Social Work text on the market, Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE is lauded for being the most comprehensive and practical text available for beginning social workers. In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Case studies of contemporary social problems, exhibits, and tables help students apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The twelfth edition has been thoroughly updated to align with the latest EPAS (2015) from CSWE, and offers insights into new and emerging issues from the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Foundations of Social Policy

Foundations of Social Policy
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Author: Amanda Smith Barusch
Pages: 555
ISBN: 0495598925
Release: 2009
Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reflecting an emerging consensus that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this innovative text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. Organized in four parts, the book introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies the values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. Part I provides a framework for policy analysis and policy practice, as well as foundation content related to the structure and role of government in the United States. Part II offers a theoretical framework for determining when a personal disadvantage is considered a social problem. It then focuses on social problems that constitute widely shared risks, including poverty, physical illness, mental illness, and disability. Part III introduces theories of discrimination and oppression and explores the challenges faced by vulnerable populations, including people of color, gays and lesbians, children, women, working Americans, and the elderly. Part IV offers a "Glance to The Future," examining emerging policy issues such as inequality, incarceration as a means of social control, globalization, and international governance.

Empowerment Series Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Empowerment Series  Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
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Author: Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Sarah L. Hessenauer
Pages: 848
ISBN: 1337556475
Release: 2019-01-31
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 11th Edition, looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of individual, family, group, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment
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Author: Karen Kay Kirst-Ashman
Pages: 498
ISBN: 0840032439
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, International Edition. The text challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. Kirst-Ashman focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths -- taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about.