Introduction to Social Work: The People's Profession by Ira Colby

Introduction to Social Work: The People's Profession

byIra Colby, Sophia F. Dziegielewski

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There are certain questions that all students considering social work ask. Who are social workers? What is it that social workers do? How is the social work profession changing? What does it take to become a social worker? Ira Colby and Sophia Dziegielewski bring their decades of experience insocial work practice and education to answer these questions.This engaging text gives readers a practical guide to the many ways in which social workers effect change in their communities and the world. The authors offer an overview and history of the profession; introduce readers to the practice of social work at the micro, mezzo, and macro level; andfinally look closely at the many settings and populations that social workers work with. While realistically portraying the pressures and obstacles that social workers face, Colby and Dziegielewski communicate their own passion for social work.

About The Author

Ira Colby (MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University; PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is professor of Social Work at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. He served as the college's dean for fifteen years as well as developing and directing the baccalaureate social work program at Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA. He...

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Title:Introduction to Social Work: The People's ProfessionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615664

ISBN - 13:9780190615666

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"This textbook is the best that I have seen for my Introduction to Social Work course! It is a refreshing way to present the material, extremely well-written and organized, and really connects with the younger generation." --Jennifer Williams, Barry University