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  • Description Thyer and Myers have written an easy-to-read primer on empirically evaluating the outcomes of social work practice. Perfect for social work students—graduate and undergraduate—and for social work practitioners, the authors use real-life examples of evaluating social ...
    Bruce A. Thyer and Laura L. Myers
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-126-8
  • “Teaching is the substantive business of academe. It is often viewed, however, as an expectable given, a routine function, an intrusion to be tolerated rather than an attribute to be cultivated,” states author Raymond Fox in the Preface to The Call to Teach . This book looks at ...
    Raymond Fox
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-139-8
    Release Date: 10/15/2013
  • Description Suitable for practice courses at the BSW or MSW levels, the 40 carefully crafted vignettes in this collection are drawn from actual cases and combine practitioner expertise, rigorous scholarship, and current social work knowledge. A wide range of settings, client systems, and ...
    Shirley M. Haulotte and Jane A. Kretzschmar, Editors
    ISBN: 0-87293-082-3
  • Description Elizabeth Wichers DuMez and Donato Sardella have synthesized into this splendent collection the diverse experiences of exemplary social workers whose lives honor the passion and commitment of the profession. Celebrating Social Work spans seven decades of the profession’s ...
    Elizabeth Wichers DuMez, Photographs by Donato Sardella
    ISBN: 0-87293-104-8
  • Description What can discourse about White privilege reveal about social work education and how can that discourse catalyze action and transformation? These are the questions that Nocona Pewewardy tackles in her insightful and provocative book, Challenging White Privilege. Contemporary ...
    Nocona Pewewardy
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-127-5
  • Jewelle Taylor Gibbs outlines the challenges in mental health and social policy for social work practice in the 21st century. Recognizing that political considerations and funding impact mental health and mental health policy, Dr. Gibbs charges social work practitioners to evaluate the agencies that provide mental health services in terms of their overall commitment to diversity in staff, administrative structure, program operations, governing boards and mission that will ensure cultural sensitivity and cultural competence.
    Jewell Taylor Gibbs
  • Narrative therapy represents a new approach to helping people, as author Gary Paquin explains in this fresh and engaging addition to the social work literature. Although narrative therapy is recognized as an important therapeutic method, until now there was little information on how social workers can incorporate it into their practice.
    Gary W. Paquin
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-129-9-53
    Release Date: 09/01/2009
  • Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice examines the twin forces of oppression and injustice and how social policies, cultural institutions, and prevailing ideologies promote or sustain them.
    Katherine van Wormer, Laura Kaplan, and Cindy Juby
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-148-0
    Release Date: 09/24/2012
  • This important new work addresses the tensions and divisions in social work between conservative Christian religious beliefs and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students, practitioners, faculty members, and clients.
    Edited by Adrienne B. Dessel and Rebecca M. Bolen
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-149-7
    Release Date: 07/15/2014
  • Description Katherine A. Kendall has drawn from the extensive archives of the Council on Social Work Education and the University of Minnesota's Social Welfare Library to tell the story of the creation and first twenty years of CSWE. Part one recounts how confrontation gave way to cooperation ...
    Katherine A. Kendall
    ISBN: 0-87293-090-4
  • Description This text gathers original materials to tell how the social work profession began in the United States through efforts to create organized training and scientific knowledge. While many of the names and texts may be familiar to social work educators, students, and practitioners ...
    Leslie Leighninger
    ISBN: 0-87293-076-9
  • With the recent well-publicized occurrences of multiple disasters around the world and their unfortunate effects on children...
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-137-4
    Release Date: 10/01/2010
  • Description Van Soest’s and Garcia’s second edition is an invaluable reference for critically examining the educational processes inherent in the diversity-for-social-justice curriculum. It can play a central role in preparing culturally competent social work practitioners for ...
    Dorothy Van Soest and Betty Garcia
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-130-5
  • Description This manual provides field instructors with the tools to intervene on their natural avoidance of the discomfort that accompanies working on cultural and social diversity issues with students. By using these tools, field instructors can help students get outside their comfort zones ...
    Marilyn Peterson Armour, Bonnie Bain, & Ruth J. Rubio
    ISBN: 0-87293-122-6
  • Description These writers speak to the heart of sensitive matters concerning cultural competence in social work education and practice. The editors have constructed a collection of in-depth discussions on multicultural social work education as it relates to numerous intersecting areas of ...
    Lorraine Gutiérrez, Maria Zuñiga, and Doman Lum
    ISBN: 0-87293-108-0
  •   King Davis, using the backdrop of the President?s State of the Union and the events of September 11, 2001, raises challenges for social workers as we face new opportunities as a result of this event. Focusing on the theory and findings about oppression and its origins from literature, ...
    King Davis
  • The Role of Social Work Education Ruth McRoy?s lecture focuses on the role of social work education in fighting for social justice for children who are in out-of-home care and languish in the child welfare system. The child welfare system is mired in a web of bureaucracies and social policies ...
    Ruth G. McRoy
  • This wide-ranging and compelling volume explores the mutually shaping relationship between globalization and gender oppression and considers the implications for social work.
    Janet L. Finn, Tonya Evette Perry, and Sharvari Karandikar
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-136-7
    Release Date: 09/23/2013
  • Group Work Education in the Field
    Julianne Wayne and Carol S. Cohen
    ISBN: 0-87293-087-4
  • Drawing from the literature on international social work and the authors' extensive diverse experiences in this area, this book...
    Patricia B. Lager, Sally G. Mathiesen, Mark E. Rodgers, Shirley E. Cox
    ISBN: 978-0-87293-138-1
    Release Date: 10/01/2010
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