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This introductory textbook distinguishes itself from others, because it takes a discipline approach rather than a social problems approach to framing the foundations of social work knowledge, values, and skills. It presents an easy-to-understand paradigm that shows how the partnership between practitioners and consumers takes place at all systems levels.KEY TOPICS:Integrates the CSWE foundational content areas and the contemporary themes of empowerment, strengths, and social justice. Topics include values and ethics, cultural diversity, social justice, social work practice, human behavior, populations at risk, and policy and services. This sixth edition continues to feature empowerment-based social work, the strengths perspective, and diversity.Designed specifically for human service professionals and social workers, as well as Sociology and Social Work undergraduate and graduate majors entering these fields.
Table of Contents
The Profession of Social Work
Social Work: A Helping Profession
Who Are Social Workers?
What Do Social Workers Do?
What Is the Purpose of Social Work?
How Are Social Work and Social Welfare Related?
How Is Social Work an Empowering Profession?
An Evolving Profession
The Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
Defining Social Work as a Profession
The Quest for Professional Status
The Common Base of Social Work Practice
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