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An Introduction to Family Social Work

An Introduction to Family Social Work Book
Author : Donald Collins,Catheleen Jordan,Heather Coleman
Publisher : Thomson Brooks/Cole
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780495808725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Essential Research Methods for Social Work Book
Author : Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
Publisher : Thomson Brooks/Cole
Release : 2009-03-01
ISBN : 9780495803904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series An Introduction to Family Social Work

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  An Introduction to Family Social Work Book
Author : Donald Collins,Catheleen Jordan,Heather Coleman
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-03-05
ISBN : 9781133312628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, AN INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition provides a strong foundation in the concepts and skills necessary for success in the profession. The text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students master the material. 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 Book
Author : Ralph Dolgoff,Donna Harrington,Frank M. Loewenberg
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-07-24
ISBN : 1133420397
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Social Work with Groups A Comprehensive Worktext

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Social Work with Groups  A Comprehensive Worktext Book
Author : Charles Zastrow
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 9781285746401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment Book
Author : Charles Zastrow,Karen Kay Kirst-Ashman
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this best-selling text BY social workers and FOR social workers, Charles Zastrow and Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, nationally prominent social work educators and authors, guide studetns in assessing and evaluating how individuals function within families, groups, organizations and communities during the key stages of the human life span. Zastrow, a member of the CSWE Commission on Accreditation, and Kirst-Ashman, a CSWE Board member, incorporate the most recent CSWE curriculum recommendations throughout. Using an effective, chronological life-span approach, the authors present separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different life-span stages. Chapter One introduces a practical Systems Impact Model that students can apply throughout the book to help them understand individual behavior in macro, mezzo, and micro settings. Consistent with the curriculum policy statements of the CSWE, content on social work values and ethics, diversity, social and economic justice and populations-at-risk is also includes. Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman make theories relevant to myriad practice settings by providing case examples, illustrations, photos, and exercises in every chapter. With thorough coverage of theories at all levels (micro, mezzo, macro) the book is comprehensive and balanced and provides students with a sound base on which to build assessment skills.

Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs

Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs Book
Author : Elizabeth A. Segal
Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780534644932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering People

Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare  Empowering People Book
Author : Charles Zastrow
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-03-04
ISBN : 9781305388338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Empowerment Series Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Empowerment Series  Essential Research Methods for Social Work Book
Author : Allen Rubin,Earl R. Babbie
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-01-01
ISBN : 1305480503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Direct Social Work Practice

Direct Social Work Practice Book
Author : Dean H. Hepworth,Ronald H. Rooney,Glenda Dewberry Rooney,Kim Strom-Gottfried,Jo Ann Larsen
Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN : 9781133371694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new practice-oriented workbook includes experiential learning exercises explicitly aligned to the practice behaviors recommended in the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The workbook encourages students to begin developing their skills with social work practice behaviors through Case-Based Exercises, Short Answer ethical questions, critical-thinking questions, and role-play exercises in class or as activity assignments to be done outside of class. Each exercise is linked to specific practice behaviors, and each chapter is followed by an assessment rubric to be completed by the student, a peer evaluator, or their instructor to foster accountability. NEW: The entire supplement is new to this edition.

Psychopathology A Competency Based Assessment Model for Social Workers

Psychopathology  A Competency Based Assessment Model for Social Workers Book
Author : Susan Gray,Marilyn Zide
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2007-03-15
ISBN : 9780495090878
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Empowerment Series Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Empowerment Series  Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment Book
Author : Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Sarah L. Hessenauer
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN : 1337670723
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment Book
Author : Charles Zastrow,Karen Kay Kirst-Ashman
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780495604211
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bestselling UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 8e, INTERNATIONAL EDITION looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice as it covers human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the text presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment.

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

An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work  Becoming a Change Agent Book
Author : Elizabeth Segal,Karen Gerdes,Sue Steiner
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2009-01-16
ISBN : 9780495601708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work Book
Author : Elizabeth A. Segal,Karen E. Gerdes,Sue Steiner
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2012-01-23
ISBN : 9781133355113
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK, 4E, International Edition introduces you to the social work profession and describes the role of social worker in the social welfare system. Through case studies, personal stories, and exercises, this social work text helps you apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. 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).

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Book
Author : Charles Zastrow
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2013-03-15
ISBN : 9781285077178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling introductory Social Work book on the market, Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, is also lauded for being the most comprehensive. 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 readers to think critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Contemporary social problems case studies, exhibits, and tables help users apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest NASW Standards, as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, continues to inspire readers while giving them insight into real-world 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.

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Human Behavior in the Social Environment Book
Author : Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-02-15
ISBN : 1133709656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach to the topic, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity addressed throughout the text. The text provides solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of the content. Furthermore, as part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition 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), thus helping students connect foundation knowledge with specific practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps (for each discussion of behavior in the development chapters) clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development across the life span. This framework gives students a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. 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 Foundations of Social Policy with CourseMate Printed Access Card Social Justice in Human Perspective

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Foundations of Social Policy  with CourseMate Printed Access Card   Social Justice in Human Perspective Book
Author : Amanda S. Barusch
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2014-03-14
ISBN : 130517724X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Understanding Generalist Practice

Understanding Generalist Practice Book
Author : Karen Kay Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull
Publisher : Burnham, Incorporated
Release : 1993-01-01
ISBN : 9780830412686
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This guide to generalist social work practice provides students with the introductory knowledge and skills needed to work with individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. It explores the links between micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice and is organized around the authors' Generalist Intervention Model, a coherent and cohesive practice model.

Empowerment Series Social Work with Groups Comprehensive Practice and Self Care

Empowerment Series  Social Work with Groups  Comprehensive Practice and Self Care Book
Author : Charles Zastrow,Sarah L. Hessenauer
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN : 1337670715
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, Zastrow and Hessenauer's workbook-style text promotes the philosophy that students learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, 10th Edition, the authors discuss topics that are central to understanding group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. They also focus on helping students acquire the competencies and practice behaviors of the 2015 EPAS. With support from this book, your classroom becomes a lab where students 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 emphasizes the importance of social workers' self-care. . Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.