Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession (Social Work in the New Century)

Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession (Social Work in the New Century)

By: Carolyn J. Tice (author), Dennis D. Long (author), Lisa E. Cox (author)Hardback

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Introduction to Social Work is a timely new text by a leading team of authors for introductory courses in social work. This book presents a unique framework for understanding the historical development of social work, the key figures influencing social work history, the various practice settings, and the type of work performed.a This book frames the course by social advocacy and presents all the pertinent information under the lens of social workers as client and community activists. This is a timely approach and will give a clear distinction amongst competing books. In recent years, social workers are taking a much more active approach in client and community advocacy. This involves advocacy at a clinical/client level, but also at a community, national and international level. The book begins with a definition of social work as a profession and then goes into defining social welfare and presenting social welfare history. It then presents the advocacy model which is applied to the various chapters in working with special populations. As other competing texts, the book covers working with children and families, the elderly, the physically and mentally disabled, the homeless and the criminal justice systems. However, the book goes beyond the standard coverage by including chapters on global and environmental issues, the housing crisis/economic system, and collective bargaining. These chapters are unique and willahelp differentiate the text.aThe book is also closely aligned with CSWE's new EPAS standards and incorporates reflective practice. This is an infusion across the curriculum to help students reflect and grow as they progress through the program. This odevelopmentalo approach is seen as a key strength of this proposal. Finally each chapter will begin with an opening case, will contain discussion questions, related organizations and websites and more.

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Lisa E. Cox, PhD, LCS, MSW, is associate professor of social work and gerontology at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Prior to 1999, Dr. Cox held a joint faculty appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) School of Medicine (Richmond AIDS Consortium) and School of Social Work, where she taught MSW students and served as a pioneering AIDS clinical trial social worker with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) funded Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA). Dr. Cox received BA degrees in history/political science and Spanish from Bridgewater College and her MSW and PhD degrees from VCU. Since 2007, she has served as research chair for The Stockton Center on Successful Aging. Dr. Cox teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes in social work practice, gerontology, HIV/AIDS, research, psychopathology, and cultural neuroscience, and she has co-led study tours to Costa Rica. She is a 2014 faculty scholar with the Geriatric Education Center Initiative. As a longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Dr. Cox has shared her vast practice experience by holding numerous leadership roles within NASW, including 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 several book chapters and numerous journal articles focused on health social work, gerontology, HIV/AIDS, and social support. Carolyn J. Tice, DSW, ACSW, has been professor and associate dean of the baccalaureate social work program in the 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 nine years. At Ohio University, she was the first recipient of the Presidential Teaching 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, a MSW from Temple University, and completed her DSW at the University of Pennsylvania where she worked with Hmong refugees. The co-author of four books, Dr. Tice's scholarship focuses primarily on the development of critical thinking skills and social work practice and policy from a strengths perspective. She is a site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work. Dr. Tice is a nominee for the 2015 McGraw-Hill Award for Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars. In 2008 she was named a Fulbright specialist and traveled to Mongolia to assist in the development of social work programs. Other international social work experiences include program development in Portugal, Taiwan, Vietnam, and China. 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. Dennis D. Long, PhD, ACSW, is professor and the associate dean of the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education, Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). Dr. Long previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at Xavier University and from 2006-2012 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, MSW from The Ohio State University, and PhD in sociology from the University of Cincinnati. The co-author of five books and numerous articles, Dr. Long's scholarship and teaching has been 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 has been a longstanding 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.


Part One: Understanding Social Work Chapter 1: The Social Work Profession Chapter 2: The History of Social Work Chapter 3: Generalist Social Work Practice Chapter 4: Advocacy in Social Work Part Two: Responding to Need Chapter 5: Poverty and Inequality Chapter 6: Family and Child Welfare Chapter 7: Health Care and Health Challenges Chapter 8: Physical Challenges and Supportive Services Chapter 9: Mental Health Chapter 10: Substance Use and Addiction Chapter 11: Challenges and Rewards of Aging Chapter 12: Criminal Justice Part Three: Working in Changing Contexts Chapter 13: Communities At-Risk and Housing Chapter 14: The Changing Workplace Chapter 15: Veterans, Their Families, and Military Social Work Chapter 16: Environmentalism Chapter 17: Global and International Social Work

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/05/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781452244341
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781452244341
  • weight: 939
  • ISBN10: 1452244340

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