Social Work Live

Author: Carol Dorr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199368953
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Social Work Live from the Author: Carol Dorr. Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client. Students also can appreciate the important role of reflecting on their own interventions with clients after their sessions, acknowledging what went well and what could have been done better. Social Work Live encourages a constructivist perspective to practice that calls attention to the many possible interpretations and approaches to working with clients. The classroom provides an ideal opportunity for students to explore with each other different ways of making meaning out of clients' stories and intervening with them.

Social Work In The Middle East

Author: Hussein Hassan Soliman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135091447
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Social Work In The Middle East from the Author: Hussein Hassan Soliman. Countries across the Middle East face a number of social problems such as poverty, unemployment, housing, internal immigration and caring for vulnerable groups such as children, women, the disabled and the elderly. Providing an overview of the wide range of social issues addressed by social work practitioners, this book reveals the impact of the region’s distinct historical and cultural factors, traditions, and customs and applications on social welfare and social work practice. Examining social work education and practice across a number of countries including Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Oman and Sudan this book examines and assesses the diverse nature of social work in these countries and the role of the profession in providing essential services to different client groups. This in turn illustrates how social work as a profession contributes to the welfare system in the Middle East, and the relationship and interaction between social work professionals and governments. Further, the contributors demonstrate the religious, historical, ideological, cultural and geographical factors that influence social work practice and delivery in the region, with particular attention paid to the role of Islam in guiding and shaping social welfare institutions and the practice of social services. Bringing together the work of scholars from across the Middle East, this book will be welcomed by students, scholars and practitioners interested in the sociology, politics and culture of the Middle East, international social work and social welfare.

Research For Effective Social Work Practice

Author: Judy L. Krysik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415519861
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Research For Effective Social Work Practice from the Author: Judy L. Krysik. Very often research texts for social work students are dry, boring, and hard for students to relate to. Not this book. Nor do authors Judy L. Krysik and Jerry Finn shy away from teaching research skills that are actually interesting and useful to students interested in real-life social work practice. See Chapter 13 on writing in this book, for example, as well as Chapter 6 on qualitative research methods. Go to www.routledgesw.com/research to learn more. Five unique cases on the web teach students how to apply research issues and skills to a variety of different levels of social work intervention, and clients. See especially the new case RAINN based on the evaluation of a national hotline for rape and sexual abuse: This case focuses on research and ethical issues related to program evaluation.

Supervision In Social Work

Author: Alfred Kadushin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231525397
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Supervision In Social Work from the Author: Alfred Kadushin. First published in 1976, Supervision in Social Work has become an essential text for social work educators and students, detailing the state of the field and the place, function, and challenges of supervision in social work practice. This fifth edition takes into account the sizable number of articles and books published on supervision since 2002. Changes in public health and social welfare policy have intensified concern about the social work supervision of licensed practitioners. Tax and spending limitations at all levels of government, combined with the unfolding effects of welfare reform and managed health care, have increasingly emphasized the need for efficient and accountable administration of health and social services in the private and public sectors. This fifth edition confronts issues raised by these developments, including budgetary allocation and staff management, the problems of worker burnout and safety, the changing demographics and growing diversity of the supervising workforce, evidence-based and licensure supervision, and performance appraisal. Praise for previous editions: “The continuation of a classic! As always, this book is a joy to read, replete with numerous case examples to illustrate the major principles.”—Cynthia D. Bisman, Bryn Mawr College “Excellent.”—Social Work “A thought-provoking and comprehensive resource for students, faculty, and human services staff.”—Peter J. Pecora, senior director, research services, Casey Family Programs

Social Work Practice

Author: Eileen Gambrill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199938423
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Social Work Practice from the Author: Eileen Gambrill. The first textbook to emphasize the importance of critical thinking skills to practice, this third edition of the classic Social Work Practice retains its unique focus on thinking critically about decisions that social workers make daily. Organized around the phases of helping, this hands-on introduction highlights the decision points that social workers encounter during assessment, intervention, and evaluation. This text, together with its companion website, provides students with a wealth of hands-on exercises for developing and assessing their practice skills. Most importantly, it helps students enhance client well-being by becoming critical thinkers and evidence-informed practitioners.

Motivational Interviewing With Adolescents And Young Adults

Author: Sylvie Naar
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609184734
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Motivational Interviewing With Adolescents And Young Adults from the Author: Sylvie Naar. This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behavior change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context. Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence. Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.

Training Of Children And Families Social Workers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Children, Schools and Families Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215540706
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Training Of Children And Families Social Workers from the Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Children, Schools and Families Committee.

Social Work Health And Mental Health

Author: Steven P. Segal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317788087
Size: 71.77 MB
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Social Work Health And Mental Health from the Author: Steven P. Segal. Rise to today’s challenges with these innovative and helpful value-based solutions! Containing important, research-based insights into social work practice in these fields, Social Work Health and Mental Health Practice, Research and Programs provides unique perspectives on shared practice problems from around the world, offering new solutions to the dilemmas practitioners face every day, such as reduced reliance in inpatient/residential service provision, increased reliance on economics in the era of managed care, the move toward multidisciplinary service provision, the growing awareness of diversity of needs, and the cultural requirements of providing effective services. Social Work Health and Mental Health Practice, Research and Programs provides unique international perspectives on real-world social work practice issues, including: ways to use your social work skills to solicit organ/tissue donation for transplants how a social work directed community organization affected change in health behaviors in East Harlem, New York a look at how to promote psychosocial well-being following a diagnosis of cancer a survey of what mental health services Hong Kong elderly feel they need and what they now receive an examination of the role of demographics and social support in clinician- and patient-related compliance among HIV/AIDS patients a discussion of the appropriateness of hospice services for non-English speaking patients and much more!

Transnational Social Work Practice

Author: Nalini Junko Negi
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526318
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Transnational Social Work Practice from the Author: Nalini Junko Negi. A growing number of people& dash;immigrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, displaced individuals and families& mdash;lead lives that transcend national boundaries. Often because of economic pressures, these individuals move continually among places, countries, or cultures, never residing in one residence long enough to establish healthy and stable ties. Though migration itself has existed for centuries, today's sophisticated technologies and electronic communications, as well as the availability of fast and cheap transportation, enable transmigrants to develop transnational identities and relationships and engage in transnational activities. Yet despite the transnational nature of these lives, social work lacks a transnational social work practice. In this innovative and pioneering volume, practitioners and scholars specializing in transnational issues develop a framework for transnational social work practice. They begin with the historical and environmental context of transnational practice, exploring the economic, ecological, and additional factors that affect at-risk and vulnerable transnational groups. They then detail practical strategies, supplemented with case examples, for working with transnational populations, concluding with ways to incorporate transnational social work into the curriculum.

The Role Of Law In Social Work Practice And Administration

Author: Theodore J. Stein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231126484
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The Role Of Law In Social Work Practice And Administration from the Author: Theodore J. Stein. This book addresses this relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment. The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in which social workers and attorneys collaborate to serve the public.