The Call to Social Work is a great supplement to courses such as introduction to social work and social welfare, and social work practice. It can also be used in practicum/field courses to give students a better understanding of what various types of social workers do in daily practice.a The text provides stories of real social workers with many different backgrounds, and is designed toahelp students to better understand the profession. Changes to the second edition include:Introductions to each chapter written by the authorEnd of chapter features that will help students apply what they have learned from each storyThe addition of some newer, contemporary storiesPhotos of the contributorsMore descriptive chapter titlesReorganization of stories to fall under major fields of practicea
Craig Winston LeCroy, Ph.D. is a professor of social work at Arizona State University in the Tucson Component, and has been teaching social work practice for 25 years. He has been published widely in the area of children's mental health, prevention, social skills training, adolescent treatment, and program evaluation. He is a well-known textbook author, and has co-authored one of the leading HBSE texts-Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Fourth Edition, published by Cengage. He has written nine other books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters.
Acknowledgments Preface Introduction 1. The Art of Doing Social Work 2. Having a Personal Mission 3. Ethics and Justice 4. A Meaningful Path 5. In Pursuit of Compassion 6. Building Community Connections 7. A Healing Journey 8. Keeping the Vision Alive About the Author