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Children Spirituality Religion and Social Work

Children  Spirituality  Religion and Social Work Book
Author : Margaret Crompton
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Children Act 1989, for the first time in welfare legislation, cited religion as an essential aspect of children's lives to which social workers should give attention. Although religious and spiritual aspects of childhood have been studied in the field of education, these are new subjects within social work and have stimulated few publications. This book, written by a pioneering author and creator of CCETSW's training pack in the field, will fill the gap. Margaret Crompton provides a jargon-free, practice-oriented text for use in social work agencies and training programmes. The focus is children involved with the social work service in whatever context - care, supervision, hospital or residential unit for offenders. It provides an insight into the importance of spirituality and religious belief in the everyday lives of children. Areas covered include: [ spiritual and religious rights [ abuse and neglect [ children and death [ communicating with children and young people.

Spirituality and Social Work

Spirituality and Social Work Book
Author : Beth R. Crisp
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-01
ISBN : 1317051157
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For much of the twentieth century, professional social work sought to distance itself from its religious origins with the consequence being that the role of spirituality in the lives of service users tended to be sidelined. Yet it is clear that many people begin to explore their spirituality precisely at times when they are trying to make sense of difficult life circumstances or experiences and may come into contact with social workers. In recent years, there has been an increasing understanding that in order to be relevant to the lives of people they work with, social workers need to go beyond their material needs, but there is little understanding of how spirituality can be sensitively incorporated into practice, especially when either practitioners or service users have no religious affiliation or there is no shared religious background. In this pathbreaking volume Beth Crisp offers social workers ideas of beginning conversations in which spiritual values and beliefs may surface, allowing service users to respond from their own framework and to begin to discuss the specific religious or spiritual practices and beliefs which are important to them. She considers spirituality in the context of lived experience, a perspective that she argues breaks down any mystique and suspicion of explicitly religious language by focusing on language and experiences with which most people can identify. Such a framework allows exploration of issues that emerge at different stages in the lifespan, both by persons who are religious and those who do not identify with any formal religion. Most literature on spirituality within social work refers to the elderly, to those who are sick or have been bereaved, yet, as Crisp points out, spirituality is important for people of all ages and not just at seemingly exceptional moments.

The Contribution of Religion to Social Work

The Contribution of Religion to Social Work Book
Author : Reinhold Niebuhr
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1932
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Contribution of Religion to Social Work book written by Reinhold Niebuhr, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Religion Spirituality and Aging

Religion  Spirituality  and Aging Book
Author : Harry R. Moody
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780789024992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book attempts to demonstrate how spirituality and religion can improve an older person's quality of life.

Spirituality in Social Work

Spirituality in Social Work Book
Author : Edward R Canda
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-12
ISBN : 113638068X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions shows you, there has been an increase of interest among social workers concerning spiritual matters. In response to this collective interest, Edward Canda and several other members of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work have compiled a thorough and timely compendium of social work research, theory, and practice. Their book will guide you in your efforts to meet the needs of your families and clients while still remaining educated and respectful of the many religous and nonreligious views different people have. In Spirituality in Social Work, you'll get an update on the current state of spirituality, social work scholarship, and education. From there, you'll move on to current appraisals of the many specialized ways social work educators are teaching spirituality in MSW programs, and you'll ultimately come full circle to a fuller understanding of the many ways social work and spirituality complement and inform each other in the classroom as well as in the field of practice. Most importantly, you'll get specific guidance on these topics: how to enhance the intuition of social workers when to apply the Transegoic model to a dying adolescent where to engage in conceptions of spirituality in social work literature what Taoist insights can do to enhance social work practice how social work can prosper in future efforts to link spirituality and social work In many ways, Spirituality in Social Work is a spiritual awakening in its own right--for social workers, for individuals, and for communities at large. The demand for social work practitioners, educators, and community officials to be cross-trained in spirituality and social work is on the rise. So, if you're struggling to find new ways to deal with the ever-increasing and ever-diversifying demand for spiritual training in your particular social work setting, pick up this insightful edition and find new hope and direction in the many different ways that social work and spirituality can work together for you.

The Family Spirituality and Social Work

The Family  Spirituality  and Social Work Book
Author : Dorothy Stroh Becvar
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780789005038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the few books on this topic, The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work offers mental health professionals new information and research for creating more positive, effective, and satisfying sessions. You will learn how integrating spirituality and therapy can create open and trusting environments where clients feel accepted, respected, and spiritually affirmed. Studies show that religion is not only a way for people to be closer to their god but is also a part of their identity that dictates what they do, how they think, and who they are. The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work will help you understand what religion means to your clients and discusses different methods of answering the questions, “What is religion?” and “How does religion affect our lives?” In addition, you will gain insight into: how a social constructionist perspective can create the most successful sessions for your patients cases studies of how therapists’personal biases, lack of adequate education, personal discomfort, and self-serving needs may contribute to problems and complications in therapy the importance of including spirituality in the education of social workers and other therapists in order to avoid problems and complications with clients the nine major components of spirituality, defined in psychological terms the guidance women may need in therapy to find themselves spiritually given male-centered biases and patriarchal values in many spiritual traditions the seven steps used to help women find their spirituality, including awakening and discovering, as well as a practice model that will help practitioners address women's spirituality how and why the relational systems model (RSM) can promote wholeness and growth in family therapy groups Providing you with information on how people perceive religion and spirituality, The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work also features studies of the therapeutic needs of those with different religious beliefs. With this solid knowledge and understanding of religion and spirituality and how it may affect clients, you will create a trusting environment that enhances your clients’experiences and makes you a more successful practitioner.

Social Work and Spirituality

Social Work and Spirituality Book
Author : Ian Mathews
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2009-06-24
ISBN : 1844455580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social work in modern society requires practitioners to be culturally and spiritually sensitive. This book explores the often challenging relationships between spirituality, religion and social work. It considers the skills, knowledge and values that are required to incorporate a spiritual awareness into social work practice and in doing so explores in greater depth the social worker/service user relationship. By using case studies, reflective exercises and other learning features, students will begin to appreciate and understand the importance of a spiritually sensitive approach to their social work practice.

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice Book
Author : Edward R. Canda,Leola Dyrud Furman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0195372794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Weaving together interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as the results from a national survey of practitioners, the authors describe a spiritually oriented model for practice that places clients' challenges and goals within the context of their deepest meanings and highest aspirations. Using richly detailed case examples and thought-provoking activities, this highly accessible text illustrates the professional values and ethical principles that guide spiritually sensitive practice. It presents definitions and conceptual models of spirituality and religion; draws connections between spiritual diversity and cultural, gender, and sexual orientation diversity; and offers insights from Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism, Existentialism, and Transpersonal theory. Eminently practical, it guides professionals in understanding and assessing spiritual development and related mental health issues and outlines techniques that support transformation and resilience, such as meditation, mindfulness, ritual, forgiveness, and engagement of individual and community-based spiritual support systems.

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research Book
Author : Sana Loue
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-06-19
ISBN : 1493970399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This singular reference explores religion and spirituality as a vital, though often misconstrued, lens for building better understanding of and empathy with clients. A diverse palette of faiths and traditions is compared and contrasted (occasionally with secularism), focusing on areas of belief that may inspire, comfort, or trouble clients, including health and illness, mental illness, healing, coping, forgiveness, family, inclusion, and death. From assessment and intervention planning to conducting research, these chapters guide professionals in supporting and assisting clients without minimizing or overstating their beliefs. In addition, the book’s progression of ideas takes readers beyond the well-known concept of cultural competence to model a larger and more meaningful cultural safety. Among the topics included in the Handbook: Integrating religion and spirituality into social work practice. Cultural humility, cultural safety, and beyond: new understandings and implications for social work. Healing traditions, religion/spirituality, and health. Diagnosis: religious/spiritual experience or mental illness? Understandings of dying, death, and mourning. (Re)building bridges in and with family and community. Ethical issues in conducting research on religion and spirituality. The Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research is a richly-textured resource for social workers and mental health professionals engaged in clinical practice and/or research seeking to gain varied perspectives on how the religion and spirituality of their clients/research participants may inform their work.

Disadvantageousness Social Work and Religion

Disadvantageousness  Social Work and Religion Book
Author : Abdullah Ince,İsmail Akyüz
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2018-10-12
ISBN : 1527519163
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The modern world has produced a number of disadvantaged groups in all societies across the globe. As such, the problems of these communities are diverse, and researchers should use different approaches in the determination and solution of these problems. This book sets out the needs of social services for dealing with disadvantaged groups, and specifies the social services required for these communities and the role played by religious institutions in providing services to disadvantaged individuals. As such, it will serve as a reference book for undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and researchers learning about recent developments in the fields of sociology, social work and theology.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Spirituality and Social Work

The Routledge Handbook of Religion  Spirituality and Social Work Book
Author : Beth R. Crisp
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-04-07
ISBN : 1317395425
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as well as definitions of social work, which can vary between countries. The main body of the book is divided up into sections on regional perspectives; religious and spiritual traditions; faith-based service provision; religion and spirituality across the lifespan; and social work practice. The final chapter identifies key challenges and opportunities for developing both social work scholarship and practice in this area. Including a wide range of international perspectives from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this Handbook succeeds in extending the dominant paradigms and comprises a mix of authors including major names, significant contributors and emerging scholars in the field, as well as leading contributors in other fields of social work who have an interest in religion and spirituality. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for academics and researchers as well as for organisations and practitioners committed to exploring why, and how, religion and spirituality should be integral to social work practice.

Religion Belief and Social Work

Religion  Belief and Social Work Book
Author : Furness, Sheila,Gilligan, Philip
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2009-11-18
ISBN : 1861349815
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines how religion and related beliefs have varied impacts on the needs and perceptions of practitioners, service users, and the support networks available to them. The authors argue that social workers need to understand these phenomena, so that they can become more confident in challenging discriminatory and oppressive practices. The centrality of religion and associated beliefs in the lives of many is emphasised, as are their potentially liberating (and potentially negative) impacts. In line with the Social Work in Practice series style, the book allows readers to explore issues in depth. It focuses on knowledge transmission, and the encouragement of critical reflection on practice. Each chapter is built around 'real-life' case scenarios using a problem-based learning approach. This book is the first to deal with social work and religion so comprehensively and will therefore be essential reading not only for social work students, but also for practitioners in a range of areas, social work academics and researchers in the UK and beyond.

The Newer Deal

The Newer Deal Book
Author : Ram A. Cnaan,Robert J. Wineburg,Stephanie C. Boddie
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780231116244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cnaan calls upon religious-based organizations and the social work--social service community to put aside their differences and forge a "limited partnership" focusing on joint care for those in need -- with attention to services for people of color, gays and lesbians, women, and programs for community empowerment and economic development.

Postmodernism Religion and the Future of Social Work

Postmodernism  Religion  and the Future of Social Work Book
Author : Jean A Pardeck,John W Murphy,Roland Meinert
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-10-12
ISBN : 1136380965
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work discusses the benefits and disadvantages of the postmodern philosophy as a foundation for social work and human service practice. Social work students and practitioners will learn about the developments that have shaped postmodern thinking as they pertain to society in general, as well as to the profession of social work. By exploring this increasingly popular philosophy, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work provides you with methods and theories that help you evalute contemporary problems more effectively, resulting in better services for your clients. Challenging traditional social work practices, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work examines postmodernism in terms of a world view that is emerging along indeterminate and ambiguous lines. With the goal of helping you provide more helpful and relevant services to your clients, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work discusses many themes related to postmodernism, including: understanding how principles of postmodernism are characterized by ongoing change, indeterminacy, and relativism reviewing the historical movement of a postmodern perspective and its present implications on social work practice supporting the strengths perspective through a postmodernist approach discussing some unintended and potentially negative consequences of postmodernism that arise from uncritically adopting postmodernistic principles analyzing the nature of social work and social welfare in Britain and the Western World to gain insight into how social theory is associated with postmodernity, postmodernization, and post-Fordism exploring the postmodernistic relationship between institutionalized religions and social services provided by religious auspices Although postmodernism offers a new and different way of understanding social problems and of structuring social work practice, this text urges you to be critical in the evaluation of its aspects and outlines some possibly negative outcomes in certain situations. In evaluating postmodernism and its relevance to social services and social problems, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work offers theories and research into methods that go beyond traditional practices to assist you in providing effective and relevant services for your clients.

Religion Welfare and Social Service Provision

Religion  Welfare and Social Service Provision Book
Author : Robert Wineburg,Jay Poole
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-04-16
ISBN : 3038977608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Religion, Welfare, and Social Service Provision: Common Ground delves deeply into the partnerships forged between religious communities, government agencies and nonprofits to deliver social services to the needy. These pages offer a considered examination of how local faith entities have served those in their midst, and how the provision of those services has been impacted by evolving social policies. This foundational volume brings together the work of more than two dozen leading researchers, each providing long overdue scholarly inquiry into religiously affiliated helping and the many possibilities that it holds for effective cooperation.

Spirituality Within Religious Traditions in Social Work Practice

Spirituality Within Religious Traditions in Social Work Practice Book
Author : Mary Van Hook
Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780534584191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As it is valuable for practitioners to understand the meaning systems of clients and to identify both potential resources and strains in the lives of clients, the goal of this book is to help social workers and other counselors become culturally competent in the area of religious traditions.

Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions

Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions Book
Author : Helen Rose Ebaugh
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-10-23
ISBN : 0387237895
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook for Religion and Social Institutions is written for sociologists who study a variety of sub-disciplines and are interested in recent studies and theoretical approaches that relate religious variables to their particular area of interest. The handbook focuses on several major themes: - Social Institutions such as Politics, Economics, Education, Health and Social Welfare - Family and the Life Cycle - Inequality - Social Control - Culture - Religion as a Social Institution and in a Global Perspective This handbook will be of interest to social scientists including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and other researchers whose study brings them in contact with the study of religion and its impact on social institutions.

Social Work and Faith based Organizations

Social Work and Faith based Organizations Book
Author : Beth R. Crisp
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-04-29
ISBN : 1317743059
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Faith-based organizations continue to play a significant role in the provision of social work services in many countries but their role within the welfare state is often contested. This text explores their various roles and relationships to social work practice, includes examples from different countries and a range of religious traditions and identifies challenges and opportunities for the sector. Social Work and Faith-based Organizations discusses issues such as the relationship between faith-based organizations and the state, working with an organization’s stakeholders, ethical practice and dilemmas, and faith-based organizations as employers. It also addresses areas of debate and controversy, such as providing services within and for multi-faith communities and tensions between professional codes of ethics and religious doctrine. Accessibly written by a well-known social work educator, it is illustrated by numerous case studies from a range of countries including Australia, the UK and the US. Suitable for social work students taking community or administration courses or undertaking placements in faith-based organizations, this innovative book is also a valuable resource for managers and religious personnel who are responsible for the operation of faith-based agencies.

The Family Spirituality and Social Work

The Family  Spirituality  and Social Work Book
Author : Dorothy Becvar
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-07-16
ISBN : 1317714083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the few books on this topic, The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work offers mental health professionals new information and research for creating more positive, effective, and satisfying sessions. You will learn how integrating spirituality and therapy can create open and trusting environments where clients feel accepted, respected, and spiritually affirmed. Studies show that religion is not only a way for people to be closer to their god but is also a part of their identity that dictates what they do, how they think, and who they are. The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work will help you understand what religion means to your clients and discusses different methods of answering the questions, “What is religion?” and “How does religion affect our lives?” In addition, you will gain insight into: how a social constructionist perspective can create the most successful sessions for your patients cases studies of how therapists’personal biases, lack of adequate education, personal discomfort, and self-serving needs may contribute to problems and complications in therapy the importance of including spirituality in the education of social workers and other therapists in order to avoid problems and complications with clients the nine major components of spirituality, defined in psychological terms the guidance women may need in therapy to find themselves spiritually given male-centered biases and patriarchal values in many spiritual traditions the seven steps used to help women find their spirituality, including awakening and discovering, as well as a practice model that will help practitioners address women’s spirituality how and why the relational systems model (RSM) can promote wholeness and growth in family therapy groups Providing you with information on how people perceive religion and spirituality, The Family, Spirituality, and Social Work also features studies of the therapeutic needs of those with different religious beliefs. With this solid knowledge and understanding of religion and spirituality and how it may affect clients, you will create a trusting environment that enhances your clients’experiences and makes you a more successful practitioner.