πŸ“’ Author : Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-12-05
πŸ“’ Pages : 704
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781337515238
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Allen Rubin
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-02-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 720
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781285173467
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Now in its Eighth Edition, Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller combines a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach--helping you overcome the fear factor often associated with the subject matter. Relevant examples from real-world settings highlight the connections between research and social work practice. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


πŸ“’ Author : Bruce S. Jansson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-05-02
πŸ“’ Pages : 576
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781285746920
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 656
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781285605739
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : 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, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author 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. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


πŸ“’ Author : Allen Rubin
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 416
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780840029133
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Rubin and Babbie’s ESSENTIAL RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK provides students with a concise introduction to research methods that offers illustrations and applications specific to the field, as well as a constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice. Outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises help students easily find the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the third edition is 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Amanda S. Barusch
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-03-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 528
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781305177246
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Reflecting the idea that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this 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. The book introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, Fifth Edition, part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, 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). Numerous updates, on topics ranging from women in combat and elder abuse to the DOMA decision and movements against public employee unions, showcase the profound impact of current events on policy issues and social justice in the United States and internationally. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


πŸ“’ Author : Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-03-14
πŸ“’ Pages : 696
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781305177260
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Charles Zastrow
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 672
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781305162884
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, author Charles Zastrow's comprehensive, workbook-style text promotes his philosophy that you can learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In this ninth edition of SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS: A COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK, Zastrow discusses topics that are central to a successful understanding of group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. With support from this book, your classroom will become a lab where you can experience what it's like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also includes a new chapter on treatment groups with diverse and vulnerable populations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


πŸ“’ Author : Allen Rubin
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 448
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781305480506
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Rubin and Babbie's ESSENTIAL RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK provides students with a concise introduction to research methods that offers illustrations and applications specific to the field, as well as a constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice. Outlines, introductions, boxed features, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises provide students with the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Part of the Cengage Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Amanda Barusch
πŸ“’ Publisher : Cengage Learning
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-03-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 528
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780840034380
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : 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 reflecting the emerging consensus that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, this 4th 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). Organized in four parts, it introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.