Social Work A Profession of Many FacesAuthor:
Pub Date: 2006
Summary: Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, 11th Edition Armando T. Morales, "University"" of California at Los Angeles" Bradford W. Sheafor, "Colorado"" State University" Malcolm E. Scott, "Colorado"" State University" This best-selling text continues to offer a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work with a unique focus on the diverse groups to whom social workers provide services, including children, o...lder adults, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups. Now in its Eleventh Edition," Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces" has educated approximately 150,000 students since 1977. It has stayed current with changes in the human services and social work profession, introducing proactive, cutting-edge material rather than maintaining a reactive position, as reflected in most other texts of its kind. Especially timely issues that this edition addresses include the following: the events of 9/11 and their dramatic influence on human services in the United States; United States involvement in Middle East warfare and the aftermath of physical and emotional damage to individuals involved and their families; and the 2000 Census and how substantial changes in the U.S. population suggest a need for realignment of social services. Fundamentally, this text includes historical material on the emergence of social work as a profession, the areas and groups where human services are provided, and career opportunities for social workers today. The book reflects up-to-date empirical data about where social workers are employed, what positions they hold, what personal characteristics they bring to their practice, and the competencies required to perform their work.________________________________________________________________________ What Reviewers Are Saying: "The hallmark of this text is its devotion to timely material germane to the social work profession. "Social Work" is the most comprehensive, culturally competent text that I have reviewed....A state of the art publication that focuses on social work as a part of an ever-changing society." --Carla Mueller, Lindenwood University ""[Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces]" contains a lot of information that is relevant and pertinent to the profession, the welfare system, the settings in which social work is practiced, and the client population addressed. The text does an excellent job of presenting historical information about the profession." --Tina Hancock, Campbell University ""[Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces]" does an outstanding job of covering all the major topics necessary in an introduction course, as well as content necessary to meet CSWE accreditation requirements." --Catherine N. Dulmus, The University of Tennessee Insert MyHelpingLab Advertisement [read more]
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Pub Date: 2006
Pub Date: 2006
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