Introduction to Social Work in Canada: Histories, Contexts, and Practices

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byNicole Ives, Myriam Denov, Tamara Sussman

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This comprehensive introduction integrates perspectives from English, French, and Indigenous Canada to provide an inclusive treatment of the history, foundational skills, and specific fields of social work practice and research. Emphasizing diversity and drawing extensively on Canadianstatistics and scholarship, this is the ideal text for introduction to social work courses.

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This comprehensive introduction integrates perspectives from English, French, and Indigenous Canada to provide an inclusive treatment of the history, foundational skills, and specific fields of social work practice and research. Emphasizing diversity and drawing extensively on Canadianstatistics and scholarship, this is the ideal text...

Nicole Ives holds a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently an Associate Professor at McGill University School of Social Work, she has been working with refugee populations in the resettlement context for the past 12 years. Her research and teaching areas are focused on exploring social, economic, cultural,...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.74 inPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Historical, Theoretical, and Philosophical Frameworks1. Historical Foundations of Addressing Need: Indigenous, French, and English TraditionsLearning ObjectivesChapter OutlineIndigenous Helping and Healing TraditionsFrench Historical Foundations of Social WorkEnglish Historical Foundations of Social WorkMajor Social Legislation from the Depression OnwardsThe Development of Social Work as a ProfessionFrom All Our Histories to Today: A Vision of Contemporary Canadian Social Work2. Social Work TheoriesTheory and Social Work: An Awkward and Unwanted Partnership?What Is Theory?Can One Theory Do It All?Ways of Seeing and Ways of Knowing: Power and Politics in Social Work TheoryTheoretical Perspectives3. Ethics in Social Work Practice and ResearchWhy Are Ethics Important in Social Work?A Brief History of Ethics in Social WorkThe Canadian Association of Social Workers' Code of EthicsAddressing Ethical Dilemmas: The Process of Reflexive Decision-MakingSocial Work Ethics in ResearchPart Two: Foundational Skills for Social Workers4. Social Work with Individuals and FamiliesHistorical Contexts of Social Work with Individuals and FamiliesPractice with Individuals and FamiliesThe Social Work RelationshipOfficial Language Legislation and Social Services in CanadaPhases of the Helping ProcessThe Helping Process with Families5. Social Work with Groups and CommunitiesHistorical Contexts of Social Work with Groups and CommunitiesDifferent Forms of Social Work GroupsStages of Group DevelopmentGroup Leadership and FacilitationCommunity-based Social Work PracticePart Three: Fields of Social Work Practice6. Social Work and HealthEarly Health Care ProvisionContemporary Approaches to Health Care ProvisionThe Privatization of Health Services in CanadaSocial Work Practice in Health CareSocial Determinants of Health in Canada7. Social Work Practice with ChildrenCanada's Children: Issues, Facts, and FiguresChanging Conceptions of Children in Canada: A History of Child WelfareYouth Justice in CanadaPreventive Social Work with ChildrenKey Challenges in Child Welfare and Youth Justice: Implications for Social Workers8. The Role of Social Work in the Lives of Aboriginal Peoples (Cyndy Baskin)Who Are Aboriginal Peoples?Since the Beginning of Time: Aboriginal Ways of HelpingColonization: The Time of the Great StruggleContemporary Challenges in Aboriginal CommunitiesSteps Towards HealingAboriginal Worldviews as Theories in Social WorkBeing an Ally9. Social Work Practice with Immigrants and RefugeesOverview of the Contemporary Canadian Migration LandscapeMigration Policy OverviewTheoretical Approaches to Working with Migrant PopulationsSettlement Issues Facing Migrants in CanadaSettlement Services for Refugees and ImmigrantsVulnerable Groups10. Social Work and Sexual and Gender Diversity (Edward Ou Jin Lee and Shari Brotman)Taking Up Sexual and Gender Identity TermsOverview of the TSLGBTQ Human Rights Global and Canadian LandscapeViolence, Discrimination, and StigmaIntersectionality as a Theoretical FrameworkDisclosure of Sexual and Gender Identity: Coming OutFamilies and CommunitiesSocial Work Practice with TSLGBTQ People Across Health Care and Social Service SettingsBarriers to Access for TSLGBTQ People Across Health Care and Social Service SettingsThe Continuum of Attitudes Towards Sexual and Gender Difference in Health / Social ServicesGuidelines for Social Workers to Foster Safe and Affirming Space for TSLGBTQ PeopleSocial Location and Institutional PowerCollective Empowerment11. Disability and Social Work Practice (Radha MacCulloch and Carl Ernst)Defining DisabilityTheorizing DisabilityCategorizing DisabilityPrevalence of Disability in CanadaHistory of Disability Policy in CanadaSocial Work Practice with Individuals with a Disability12. Social Work with Aging PopulationsOverview of Canada's Aging PopulationTheorizing AgingPolicies that Impact Older Adults13. International Social WorkWhy International Social Work?Defining International Social Work: An Ongoing ChallengeInternational Social Welfare Organizations and Their FunctionsValues and Ethics in International Social WorkSocial Work and International Issues: The Global Reality of Child SoldiersAppendix: Code of Ethics (2005)GlossaryReferencesIndex

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"I like that the authors have taken seriously the linkages of theory and practice and that they are using Canadian examples and case studies to demonstrate the application of theory to practice." --Rachelle Hole, University of British Columbia, Okanagan