Social Work: Issues and Opportunities in a Challenging Profession

Paperback | June 15, 2008

EditorDiana M. Dinitto, C. Aaron Mcneece

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Social work is an exciting field full of demands and rewards. Social Work: Issues and Opportunities in a Challenging Profession, Third Edition, allows readers to look at many aspects of social work practice. The satisfaction of working in a profession that helps others is presented alongsidethe difficulties and opportunities social workers face. Discussion of the differences between social work and the other helping professions helps readers identify where their interests lie.The authors present the basic concepts, elements, and theories of social work and use this foundation to take a closer look at various fields of practice, diverse population groups, and social work environments. Special attention is given to social work in the criminal justice system, internationalsocial work, and social work in rural and poverty-affected communities. Social Work: Issues and Opportunities in a Challenging Profession makes social work real and relevant to anyone entering the field.

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Social work is an exciting field full of demands and rewards. Social Work: Issues and Opportunities in a Challenging Profession, Third Edition, allows readers to look at many aspects of social work practice. The satisfaction of working in a profession that helps others is presented alongsidethe difficulties and opportunities social wor...

Diana M. DiNitto (MSW, PhD, Florida State University) is Cullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Social Welfare Policy and Practice Group in 2003 and has been a University Distinguished Teaching Professor since 1997. C. ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615842

ISBN - 13:9780190615840

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"The case studies are representative of issues with which students can identify." --Sepora Preslow Fisher, Northwestern State University