Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession

Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession

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The best-selling Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long takes students to the root of the social work profession by covering its history, practice settings, and career paths within a unique advocacy framework. This advocacy practice and policy model comprised of four components—economic and social justice, a supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access—provides an effective lens for viewing today’s social issues. Throughout the book, an emphasis on advocacy underscores the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on not just the clinical/client level, but also at organizational, community, national, and international levels. The Second Edition closely aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and references the 2018 Code of Ethics from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Through the authors’ inclusion of reflective practice, students will be encouraged to engage in critical thought and contemplate a career in social work. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506394510
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/29/2017
Series: Social Work in the New Century
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 701,618
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Lisa E. Cox, PhD, LCSW, MSW is Professor of Social Work and Gerontology in Stockton University’s School of Social & Behavioral Science, Social Work Program. Prior to 1999, Dr. Cox held a joint appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of Medicine and School of Social Work. For eleven years Dr. Cox served as a pioneering AIDS clinical trial social workers with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease-funded Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS. Dr. Cox received BA degrees in history/political science and Spanish from Bridgewater College, and her Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies, MSW and PhD degrees from VCU. Since 2007, she has served as research chair, Fellow and Research Scholar for The Stockton Center on Successful Aging. Dr. Cox teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes in social work practice, gerontology (Aging & Spirituality; Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice), HIV/AIDS, research, psychopathology and cultural neuroscience and she has co-led study tours to Costa Rica. She has been a faculty scholar with the national Geriatric Education Center and is a governor appointee to the New Jersey board of Social Work Examiners.

Dr. Cox is a longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers and has shared her vast practice experience by holding numerous leadership roles within NASW: National Advisory Board member to the Spectrum HIV/AIDS Project, Chair of the Health Specialty Practice Section, Standards for Social Work Practice in Health Care Settings Task Force expert, Long-term Care Liaison to The Joint Commission on Health Care, and Unit Chairperson.  Dr. Cox has presented her scholarship nationally and internationally. She has authored four other books, several book chapters and journal articles focused on health social work, gerontology, international social work, social support, and medication adherence.  Leisure time is spent playing the piano and enjoying sports, films, and opera. 


 

Carolyn J. Tice, DSW, ACSW, has been professor and associate dean of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program, School of Social Work, University of Maryland since July 2002. Her prior appointment was chair of the Department of Social Work, Ohio University, a position she held for 9 years. At Ohio University, she was the first recipient of the Presidential Teacher Award for outstanding teaching, advising, and mentoring. Currently, Dr. Tice teaches a first-year seminar and social welfare policy. She received her BSW from West Virginia University, her MSW from Temple University, and her DSW from the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked with Hmong refugees. The coauthor of four books, Dr. Tice focuses her scholarship primarily on the development of critical thinking skills and social work practice and policy from a strengths perspective. She was a site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work. She serves as a book prospectus reviewer for Wadsworth Publishers and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Dr. Tice was a nominee for the 2015 McGraw-Hill Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars Award. In 2008 she was named a Fulbright specialist and traveled to Mongolia to assist in the development of social work programs. Her other international social work experiences include program development in Portugal, Taiwan, Vietnam, China, and Botswana. Dr. Tice is a member of the Council of Social Work Education, the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Social Welfare Action Alliance. For leisure, Dr. Tice operates Olde Friends, a booth in an antique store located on the southern New Jersey coastline, where she has a family home.


 

Dennis D. Long, PhD, ACSW, is professor in and associate dean of the College of Professional Sciences, Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). Dr. Long previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at Xavier University, and from 2006 to 2012 was a professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his BA in sociology and psychology from Ohio Northern University, his MSW from The Ohio State University, and his PhD in sociology from the University of Cincinnati. The coauthor of four other books and numerous articles, Dr. Long has focused his scholarship and teaching in the area of macro social work, with special interests in community-based and international practice. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work and is a long-standing member of the National Association of Social Workers and Council on Social Work Education. Over the years, Dr. Long has provided leadership on numerous community and national boards, including the Butler County Mental Health Board, Oesterlen Services for Youth, Charlotte Family Housing, and the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
PART 1: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WORK
1: THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION
Learning Objectives
Mary Considers Social Work
The Professional Social Worker
Social Work Education
Social Work Practice
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
2: THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL WORK
Learning Objectives
Brian Organizes Farmworkers
Social Welfare
The Intertwined History of Social Welfare Policy and Social Work
The Limitations of Social Welfare
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
3: GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
Learning Objectives
Layla Intervenes at All Levels to Help People Who Are Homeless
Knowledge Base for Generalist Social Workers
Theoretical Foundations of Generalist Practice
Roles for Generalist Social Workers
Levels of Generalist Practice
The Change Process
Advocates for Change
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
4: ADVOCACY IN SOCIAL WORK
Learning Objectives
Nancy Advocates to Professionalize Social Work in Her State
The Need for Professional Advocates
Social Workers and Social Change
The Cost of Advocacy
A Model for Dynamic Advocacy
Tenets of Advocacy Practice and Policy Model
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
PART 2: RESPONDING TO NEED
5: POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
Learning Objectives
Steve Sees the Face of Poverty
Poverty
Social Service Programs for The Those Who Are Poor
Diversity and Poverty
Advocacy on Behalf of the People Living in Poverty
Your Career and Poverty
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
6: FAMILY AND CHILD WELFARE
Learning Objectives
Rosa Works to Strengthen Families for the Sake of Children
Today’s Families
Child Welfare Services
Social Work in Schools
Diversity and Family and Child Welfare
Advocacy on Behalf of Families and Children
Your Career in Family and Child Welfare
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
7: HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CHALLENGES
Learning Objectives
Gayle Practices Social Work in a Teaching Hospital
Health Challenges and the American Health Care System
Health Care and Social Work
Diversity and Health Care
Advocacy on Behalf of People With Health Care Challenges
Your Career in Health Care
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
8: PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE, AND DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES
Learning Objectives
Joe Advocates for People With Intellectual Challenges
Definitions of Physical, Cognitive, and Developmental Challenges
Types of Physical, Cognitive, and Developmental Challenges
Stigma and Discrimination Against People With Physical, Cognitive, and Developmental Challenges
Social Work With People Living With Physical, Cognitive, and Developmental Challenges
Diversity and Physical, Cognitive, and Developmental Challenges
Advocacy on Behalf of People With Physical, Cognitive, or Developmental Challenges
Your Career Working With People Who Have Physical, Cognitive, and Developmental Challenges
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
9: MENTAL HEALTH
Learning Objectives
Joyce Seeks Knowledge to Help With Her Broad Caseload at a Mental Health Center
Mental Health and Mental Illness
Evolution of the Mental Health System
Social Work Practice in Mental Health
Diversity and Mental Health
Advocacy on Behalf of People With Mental Health Issues
Your Career in Mental Health Social Work
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
10: SUBSTANCE USE AND ADDICTION
Learning Objectives
Clayton Uses His Addiction Experience in Community Outreach
Substance Use as a Mental Disorder
Policies Related to Substance Use
Social Work Practice in Substance Use and Addiction
Diversity and Substance Use and Treatment
Advocacy and Substance Use Disorder
Your Career in Substance Use and Addictions
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
11: HELPING OLDER ADULTS
Learning Objectives
Emilee Adores Gerontological Social Work
Aging and Older Adults
Gerontological Social Work Practice
Issues of Aging and Old Age
Policies Affecting Older Adults
Diversity and Aging
Advocacy and Aging
Your Career in Gerontology
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
12: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Learning Objectives
Michelle Combats Racial and Ethnic Imbalances in the Juvenile Justice System
Central Concepts in Criminal Justice and Crime
Conflicting Attitudes About Those Who Commit Crimes
Social Workers and the Criminal Justice System
Diversity and Criminal Justice
Specific Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Advocacy and Criminal Justice
Your Career in Criminal Justice
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
PART 3: WORKING IN CHANGING CONTEXTS
13: COMMUNITIES AT RISK AND HOUSING
Learning Objectives
Tonya Supports Residents of Federally Subsidized Housing
Central Concepts Regarding Communities and Housing
Social Work Practice in Housing and Communities
Policy Issues Related to Communities and Housing
Diversity and Housing
Advocacy and Housing
Your Career in Housing Services and Community Practice
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
14: THE CHANGING WORKPLACE
Learning Objectives
Deidre Experiences Firsthand the Realities of the Contemporary Workplace
The History of Work
Current Social Trends Related to Work
Work-Related Issues
Social Welfare and the Changing Workplace
Diversity and the Changing Workplace
Advocacy and the Changing Workplace
Your Career in the World of Work
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
15: VETERANS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND MILITARY SOCIAL WORK
Learning Objectives
Veteran Javier Experienced Military Life and Now Counsels Families
The Armed Services and Military Culture
Social Work With the Military and Veterans
Diversity and Military Social Work
Advocacy for Veterans and Members of the Military
Your Career in Military Social Work
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
16: ENVIRONMENTALISM
Learning Objectives
Betty Confronts a Natural Disaster
Environmentalism and Social Work
Environmental Issues
Diversity and Environmentalism
Advocacy and Environmentalism
Your Career in Environmentalism
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
17: INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK
Learning Objectives
Teresa Applies Her Multicultural Background to Social Work
International Social Work
Current Issues Facing International Social Workers
Diversity and International Practice
Advocacy and International Social Work
Your Career in International Social Work
Summary
Top 10 Key Concepts
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Online Resources
Epilogue: Social Work and Self-Care
Appendix: Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers: Summary of Major Principles
Glossary
References
Index

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