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Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Group Work with Populations a Risk, Fourth Edition is a fundamental resource for practitioners in health and mental health settings and a comprehensive guidebook of group work skills. Geared toward students and professionals gaining a beginning understanding of groups, this volume describes how to work with vulnerable populations. The first chapters, new additions to this edition and written by a new co-editor, provide overarching skills and techniques that apply across group work settings and populations. These skills, along with case examples, provide a template for practice with groups. The vulnerable populations that are addressed include returning war veterans, immigrants, the aging and their caregivers, children and adults who have been abused, and people struggling with substance abuse issues, cancer, and chronic mental illness. New chapters have been added for survivors of sex trafficking, children in need of social skills training, people who experienced intimate partner violence, parents who are homeless, and fathers who are incarcerated. Each chapter (designed to stand alone for easy reference) describes the population and reviews the relevant literature, identifies themes and practice principles, presents case illustrations, provides evaluation guidance, and refers readers to key references and web resources.
Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne and Gerald Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. This best-selling text has been updated with new examples, guidelines, insights, and ideas that demonstrate how group leaders can apply the basic issues and key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the what is and the ''how to'' of group counseling, the Seventh Edition features a greater focus on group work with children, the elderly, issues in both women's and men's groups and in school settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A detailed look at how to apply clinical theories to social workpractice Thinking through real-life cases to make connections betweentheory and practice is a crucial element of social work education.Now in its Second Edition, Case Studies in Child,Adolescent, and Family Treatment contains a wide range of casesdescribed in rich detail by practitioners, scholars, andresearchers. Chapters represent contexts and approaches across thesocial work spectrum, so students will get to glimpse into theclinical experience of a full range of professionals. With chapter overviews, case sketches, study questions, andreferences for further study, this book makes an invaluablereference for social work students. Learning by example is the bestway to develop the skill of clinical reasoning. Editors Craig W.LeCroy and Elizabeth K. Anthony—two distinguished scholars inthe field of social work—have brought together an impressiveroster of contributors who add their unique voices and clinicalperspectives into their insightful case descriptions. Organizedinto five thematic sections, Case Studies in Child, Adolescent,and Family Treatment, Second Edition covers the most importantareas in social work practice, including: Child welfare and adoption Individual and group treatment School and community settings Family treatment and parent training With the updates in the Second Edition, students willlearn the most current lessons in social work practice from adiverse range of scholars, researchers, and practitioners in thefield. In contexts ranging from child welfare to homelessness, thisbook provides the critical thinking skills students need tounderstand how social work theory applies in clinicalenvironments.
The perfect text for preparing students to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, this newly revised edition offers the most up-to-date research and technology available in the social work field. "An Introduction to Group Work Practice, Fifth Edition," continues to stress the importance of developing skills in group-work and provides the most comprehensive information available on the market today. Students receive a thorough grounding in areas that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. Chapters on the history of groups, group dynamics, group leadership, and diversity help the reader build a solid knowledge base about groups and it apply to real-life social work practice. The addition of new case studies, practice examples, and guiding principles add to the ease and readability of this popular text. New To This Edition Special attention to the problem-solving stages used in social work practice better prepare students for leadership roles in groups. Expanded research-based literature throughout exposes students to more evidence-based practice. More practice problems and short case examples allow students to apply content and obtain feedback, helping to reinforce chapter content. Newly revised material on group dynamics, including information on work with organizations and communities, assessment, group leadership, and diversity students can use in both HBSE, Practice courses and across the baccalaureate curriculum. What Reviewers Are Saying... ""The authors' thorough coverage of this material in an organized format is exactly why I chose this text over others."" Janice G. Wells, Ph.D., Winthrop University ""The readability of all these chapters... is very good for either graduate or undergraduate level. This is certainly one of the most important overall strong points of the text. "" Daniel Liechty, Ph.D., Dmin., ACSW, LCSW, Illinois State University "" An Introduction to Group Work Practice is very comprehensive and well-researched. It has the rigor that I would expect in a substantial treatment of this subject, but the accessibility to the beginning student. It's very informative. "" Matthew R. Buckley, Ed.D., Delta State University ""I believe the text includes virtually everything that should be included in a beginning group work textbook. Its completeness is a great strength. "" Kendra J. Garrett, DSW, University of St. Thomas Students, study smarter--not harder--with these grade-boosting supplements from Allyn & Bacon! Instructors, give your students the extraordinary benefits of these study aids by ordering them packaged with this Allyn & Bacon text. Contact your Allyn & Bacon representative for ordering information. Allyn & Bacon's Career Center offers registered students eight 30-minute sessions with a career specialist. This $25.00 retail value is FREE when packaged with any Social Work textbook. For more information visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter.. Title of related interest from Allyn & Bacon: Toseland/Rivas: "Student Workbook, 5/e" ISBN: 0-205-42995-5
The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.
The bestselling book on the market, Zastrow’s Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e is also acclaimed as the most comprehensive. Giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, the text examines contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems--equipping students with real-world insight they can put into practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. A wealth of social problems cases, exhibits, and tables helps students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Standards updates as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e continues to inspire students while giving them true insight into real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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