"This book invites us to imagine a world in which all people are treated with respect and dignity. A world where even the most downtrodden and debilitated can harbor and pursue a dream of a better life. Where no limits are placed on the individual potential." -from the Foreword by Stanley Witkin, Universityof Vermont The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice is an unrivaled collection of essays explaining the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrating how it works, and providing clear and practical tools for its application. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field to provide a balanced approach to social work practice that explores the strengths and assets of clients. An exceptionally wide range of subjects (ideas and populations) are covered in each essay. Thisedition has been substantially revised and includes eight new chapters. New Chapters - · Chapter 2: The Challenge of Seeing Anew the World We Think We Know: Learning Strengths-Based Practice by Robert Blundo, · Chapter 4: Chronic Illness and Transilience Along My Spiritual Path by Edward Canda · Chapter 6: Key Dimensions of the Strengths Perspective in Case management, Clinical, and Community Practice by Ann Weick, James Krieder, and Ronna Chamberlain · Chapter 7: The Strengths Perspective in Criminal Justice by Michael Clark · Chapter 8: Implementation of Brief Strengths-Based Case management: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Improving Linkage with Care by Richard C. Rapp and D. Timothy Lane · Chapter 11: A Shift in Thinking: Influencing Social Workers' Beliefs About Individual and Family Resilience in an Effort to Enhance Well-being and Success for All by Bonnie Benard and Sara L. Truebridge · Chapter 13: Exploring the True Nature of Resilience: A View from the Inside-Out by Jack Pransky and Diane McMillen · Chapter 14: Poverty Through the Lens of Economic Human Rights by Mary Bricker-Jenkins, Rosemary Barbera, and Carry YoungSaleebey, Dennis is the author of 'Strengths Perspective in Social Work', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205624416 and ISBN 0205624413.