Social Work Fields of Practice: Historical Trends, Professional Issues, and Future Opportunities

Social Work Fields of Practice: Historical Trends, Professional Issues, and Future Opportunities

By: Karen Sowers (author), Catherine N. Dulmus (author)Paperback

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Social workers practice in a diverse and ever-growing number of fields, with many schools covering the different areas of practice in their curriculum to help students decide on an area of concentration. This book explores the most important and prevalent practice environments for social workers, both traditional areas of practice, such as school social work and mental health and emerging areas, including veterinary social work and military social work. Social work graduate students will appreciate this book's alignment with social work accreditation standards (EPAS).

About Author

CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York. KAREN M. SOWERS, PhD, is Dean and Beaman Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, evidence-based practice, and international social work practice.


Preface xiii About the Editors xv Contributions xvii Chapter 1. Child Welfare and Social Work Practice 1 Robin E. Perry and Alberta J. Ellett Chapter 2. Family-Centered Practice: A System-Based Approach to Strengthening Families 55 Barbara Thomlison and Raymond J. Thomlison Chapter 3. School Social Work 81 Cynthia Franklin, Beth Gerlach, and Amy Chanmugam Chapter 4. Substance Abuse 113 Lori K. Holleran Steiker and Samuel A. MacMaster Chapter 5. The Mental Health Field of Practice 147 King Davis and Hyejin Jung Chapter 6. Social Work Disability Practice 159 Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson Chapter 7. Geriatric Social Work: A Field of Practice 183 Roberta R. Greene Chapter 8. Forensic Social Work: Current and Emerging Developments 207 Katherine van Wormer, David W. Springer, and Tina Maschi Chapter 9. Veterinary Social Work Practice 245 Elizabeth Strand, Bethanie A. Poe, Sarina Lyall, Jan Yorke, Janelle Nimer, Erin Allen, Geneva Brown, and Teresa Nolen-Pratt Chapter 10. Social Work Practice With the Military 273 Anthony M. Hassan and Marilyn Flynn Chapter 11. International Social Work Practice 291 Doreen Elliott and Uma A. Segal Chapter 12. Immigrant and Indigenous Populations: Special Populations in Social Work 333 Jon Matsuoka and Hamilton I. McCubbin Chapter 13. Diversity Iris B. Carlton-LaNey and Sharon Warren Cook Author Index 385 Subject Index 397

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118176924
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 412
  • ID: 9781118176924
  • weight: 756
  • ISBN10: 1118176928

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