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Integration of Social Work Practice

Integration of Social Work Practice - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534222840

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ISBN13: 978-0534222840
ISBN10: 0534222846
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Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 1994
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Integration of Social Work Practice - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534222840

Ruth J. Parsons

ISBN13: 978-0534222840
ISBN10: 0534222846
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

Providing a much-needed framework for directing social work practice into the dynamics of social problems, this scholarly text shows students how to approach generalist practice in an integrative way. The authors suggest social problems (i.e., school drop-outs) as the focus for thinking about generalist practice and utilize a deviance and labeling a perspective of social problems to provide a context for looking at labeling, victimization, and disempowerment of the client population.

The six professional roles of conferee, enabler, broker, advocate, mediator, and guardian are presented as having applicability across multi-level client systems, from victim-based rehabilitation and education to creation of needed service delivery systems and mobilizing social welfare policies. Using an empowerment framework as a principle around which to organize intervention, the authors define and apply social work roles in generalist practice and include strategic interventive approaches within those roles.

Table of Contents

1. Integrated Practice: A Framework for Problem Solving.

PART ONE: CONCEPTS FOR UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYZING PROBLEMS: EXPLORATION AND ASSESSMENT.

2. Social Problems: Analysis and Intervention.
3. Deviance and Labeling.

PART TWO: CONCEPTS FOR DECIDING WHAT TO DO: GOAL SETTING, PLANNING, AND EVALUATING.

4. Empowerment: Goal and Change Principles for Work with Disempowered Populations.
5. Role Taking in Social Work Practice.
6. Evaluation of Integrated Practice.

PART THREE: SOCIAL WORK ROLES. Introduction to Part III.

7. The Conferee Role.
8. The Enabler Role.
9. The Advocate Role.
10. The Broker Role.
11. The Mediator Role.
12. The Guardian Role.

Index.

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