The Social Work Experience: A Case-based Introduction To Social Work And Social Welfare by Mary Ann SuppesThe Social Work Experience: A Case-based Introduction To Social Work And Social Welfare by Mary Ann Suppes

The Social Work Experience: A Case-based Introduction To Social Work And Social Welfare

byMary Ann Suppes, Carolyn Cressy Wells

Paperback | March 6, 2017

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Learn how social workers use their professional expertise to assist people.

The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare introduces students to the social work profession and presents detailed descriptions of eight major fields of practice. The text provides in-depth information concerning major social welfare policies that are are presented in historical perspective, along with thorough discussion of current issues and probable future trends. Major case studies assist students in understanding how professional expertise can advance social-work practice and how enlightened social policies must be present if professional interventions are to be effective.

The first four chapters of the text introduce the social work profession, present theoretical perspectives on which professional practice is based, explore how the intersectionality of multiple factors impacts social justice issues, and then describe social policy issues in historical context. The following eight chapters describe eight major fields of practice along with the history of each one. A thorough and detailed case study begins each chapter, helping to illustrate social work practice in the respective field, and every chapter includes additional case studies to help students better understand the challenges involved in social work practice. The final chapter of the text explores the many probable challenges awaiting contemporary social workers given the social forces impacting society.

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Mary Ann Suppes is a professor at Mount Mary University where she taught and chaired the Social Work Department for many years. She currently teaches two courses per semester at Mount Mary and remains involved with committees. In addition to previous editions of The Social Work Experience, she has published several periodical article...
Title:The Social Work Experience: A Case-based Introduction To Social Work And Social WelfareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 1.1 inPublished:March 6, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134544854

ISBN - 13:9780134544854

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Table of Contents

1. The Social Work Profession

2. Theoretical Perspectives for Social Workers

3. Social Justice, Poverty, and Diversity: The Intersectionality of Multiple Factors

4. Social Welfare Policy: Historical Perspectives

5. Family and Children’s Services

6. Social Work in Mental Health

7. Social Work in Health Care

8. Social Work in the Schools

9. Social Work with Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

10. Social Work with Older Adults

11. Social Work in the Criminal Justice System

12. Developmental Disabilities and Social Work

13. The Social Work Profession Looks to the Future