Data wydania: b.d
Kategoria: Socjologia, filozofia
Liczba stron: 0
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, older 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 covers the emergence of the profession of social work, career oportunities for social workers, and the values and competencies required of social workers. 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; the United States involvement in Middle East warfare; the physical and emotional damage to individuals involved in Middle East warfare; and the 2000 Census---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.Covers the emergence of the profession of social work, career opportunities for social workers, values and competencies required of social workers, and social work with diverse populations. Includes separate chapters on the diverse groups to whom social workers provide services, including ethnic and racial minorities, gays, lesbians and bisexuals, women, people with disabilities, and the elderly. Discusses the special needs of those living in rural populations, and the current urban and suburban crises caused by deadly gangs (such as the Columbine massacre of April 1999 in Littleton, Colorado). Includes a powerful and informative chapter on social work practice with Muslims in America, a vulnerable population in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 (Ch. 18). Integrates up-to-date statistics throughout the text, reflecting data from the 2000 Census. Features recently revised chapters on social work with women and social work in rural areas (Chs. 11 & 16). Includes case materials to help students apply conceptual materials (Chs. 5, 7 & throughout). Covers urban, suburban, and international terrorist gangs (first to identify al-Qaeda as a gang).