ISBN : 9780190923037
Social work is rooted in the values of service, social justice, and strong interpersonal relationships. But as the profession evolves, so must the approach to education. Michael E. Sherr and Johnny M. Jones have created an introductory textbook written for the future of social work. The second edition integrates the knowledge of practice, policy, research, HBSE, and field work with the skills and practice behaviors necessary for students to become fully competent social workers by the time they graduate.
Students are introduced to social work through a "Why We Do, What We Do" model that emphasizes how and why social workers commit to their careers. 41 case vignettes, 16 of which are new, engage students and present a clear picture of the profession to help them become invested in enhancing and restoring the well-being of individuals, groups, and communities.
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List of Case Vignettes
PART I: WHAT IS SOCIAL WORK AND WHAT DO SOCIAL WORKERS DO?
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: What Is Social Work?
Chapter 3: What Is Competence-Based Social Work?
Chapter 4: What Do Competent Social Workers Do?
PART II: THE PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY OF SOCIAL WORKERS
Chapter 5: Developing the Personal Self-Awareness for Professional Social Work
Chapter 6: Developing the Professional Identity for Social Work
Chapter 7: The Historical Emergence of Social Work as a Profession
Chapter 8: Ethical Social Work Practice
Chapter 9: Human Rights and Justice
Chapter 10: Diversity in Practice
Chapter 11: The Dimensions of Diversity
Chapter 12: Critical Thinking
PART III: METHOD OF PRACTICE AND WHERE WE WORK
Chapter 13: The Generalist Method of Practice: Engage, Assess, Intervene, and Evaluate
Chapter 14: The Fields of Social Work Practice