This text is designed for an introductory course in social work. Its case studies help students understand the wide variety of tasks and roles involved in the profession of generalist social work practice. All case studies are taken from the authors' own experiences, and they are designed to help students connect practical material with theoretical content. The author has attempted to integrate the common themes of generalist practice, social research, ethics and values and human diversity in each chapter.
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The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
Mary Ann Suppes, (Marquette University)
Carolyn Cressy Wells, (Marquette University)
The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, 5/e, helps students understand how social workers use their professional expertise to help people solve a wide variety of problems and improve their lives. It not only introduces the profession of social work and its fields of practice, but also provides students with a clear understanding of social welfare policy, its history and contemporary issues.
The fifth edition contains three major parts:
Social Work and its Context- introduces professional social work, discusses theoretical perspectives for generalist practice, and guides students in their understanding of poverty and populations-at-risk.
Professional Practice Settings- offers an in-depth discussion of eight fields of practice: family and children’s services, mental health, health care, schools, substance abuse, older adult services, criminal justice, and developmental disabilities.
A Look to the Future- views the future of the profession through the eyes of futurists and highlights the challenges and opportunities that await social workers.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110070626073