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Transformative Social Work Practice (Paperback)

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Emphasizing an ecological or systemic perspective and evidence-based practice, the 36 chapters in this volume address social work practice in various areas. Social workers and others from the US, Australia, Asia, Israel, and Uganda first discuss interventions with adults, including those in palliative and hospice care, diverse people affected by HIV/AIDS, and those dealing with chronic illness, major depressive disorder, substance abuse, hypersexual behavior, and gambling disorders, as well as the use of mindfulness in mental health care, web-based practice, equine-assisted counseling for trauma, and skilled nursing homes. They then cover interventions with children, youth, and families, addressing school settings, child maltreatment and child welfare, developmental disabilities, children affected by disaster, pediatric oncology, autism, intimate partner violence, gang-involved youth, adolescent bullying, victims of sexual assault, and juvenile detention, and interventions with diverse communities within and outside of the US, including social work related to public health, vulnerable communities, African Americans, sexual minorities, intergenerational trauma and indigenous people in the US, the suicidal military client, the role of community-based organizations and nongovernmental organizations in global social work, trafficking victims, youth affected by armed conflict in northern Uganda, traumatized youth and communities in Israel, youth development programs in China, drug abuse in Iran, and Australian indigenous people. Each chapter address the micro, mezzo, and macro perspectives, as well as ethical and legal issues. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Transformative Social Work Practice: A Meta-Framework Approach proposes a framework for students to understand social work practice by integrating the three major realms of practice: Micro, Mezzo, and Macro. It also offers and integrated approach to global action. Erik Schott and Eugenia L. Weiss will apply the framework across all chapters and common areas/populations most often treated by social workers, such as: health, mental health, addictions, schools, family, and community violence, with an emphasis on ethically driven, evidence based practice and the promotion of advocacy and social justice. The authors also highlight technology and web based content. Each chapter will apply cases and vignettes for illustrative purposes and will be structured similarly based on the template provided to cover micro, mezzo and macro forms of practice. The result will be a highly useful text and resource that will be kept as a reference for licensing exams and future practice.
Number of Pages: 545
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Social Work
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2015
TCIN: 21531884
UPC: 9781483359632
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-4204
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