Essential Law For Social Workers

Author: Robert G. Madden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508999
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-- Sandra Kopels Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work

Substance Use Disorders In Lesbian Gay Bisexual And Transgender Clients

Author: Sandra Caughran Anderson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231142757
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Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.

Social Work Values And Ethics

Author: Frederic G. Reamer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535341
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For more than a decade, teachers and practitioners have chosen Frederic G. Reamer’s Social Work Values and Ethics for its comprehensive introduction to ethical decision making and practical guidance regarding professional misconduct. Reflecting the legal and technological realities now facing individuals in the field, this new edition features a discussion of the ethical issues arising from practitioner use of online services and social networking sites, as well as an overview of ethical standards protecting confidential information transmitted electronically. Reamer also adds a chapter on potential conflicts between ethical standards and legal guidelines and a section explaining statutory law, regulatory law, case law, and Constitutional law. He expands his coverage of boundary issues and dual relationships, with new material exploring the complexities of practitioner self-disclosure and the challenges of living and working within small and rural communities. Revised content and case materials include an investigation into the ethics of practitioner engagement with social action and advocacy and a list of updates to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Reamer uniquely compares NASW’s ethics to those of other human service professions, and he pursues a more in-depth analysis of the relevance of cultural difference to ethical dilemmas and decision-making.

Confronting Injustice And Oppression

Author: David G. Gil
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535333
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More urgent than ever, David G. Gil’s guiding text gives social workers the knowledge and confidence they need to change unjust realities. Clarifying the meaning, sources, and dynamics of injustice, exploitation, and oppression, and certifying the place of the social worker in combating these conditions, Gil promotes social change strategies rooted in the nonviolent philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. He shares suggestions for transition policies intended to alleviate poverty, unemployment, and discrimination and examines modes of radical social work practice compatible with the United Nations’ “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and President Roosevelt’s proposed “Economic Bill of Rights.” For this second edition, Gil considers two crucial developments since his volume’s initial publication: the Middle East’s “Arab Spring” and the United States’ Occupy Wall Street movement.

Boundary Spanning

Author: Toba Schwaber Kerson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231110365
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This book includes critical information regarding the systems and organizations in which social workers practice; the nature of the relationship between social workers and clients/consumers/communities; planning, contracting, and strategizing functions; intervention techniques using advocacy, brief work, case management, and group work; and evaluation.

Social Work With Adults

Author: Martin Brett Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137268077
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Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the adult social work field. Focused on four major themes - personalization, mental health, substance use, old age – the book brings together expert commentators to: ■ Outline the policy background; ■ Summarize the relevant law; ■ Describe the key theories; ■ Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book explores the crucial role of social workers in securing a better future for vulnerable and disadvantaged service users. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

Domestic Violence

Author: Lettie L Lockhart
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231521375
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In Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice, experts working with twelve unique groups of domestic abuse survivors provide the latest research on their populations and use a case study approach to demonstrate culturally sensitive intervention strategies. Chapters focus on African Americans, Native Americans, Latinas, Asian and Pacific Island communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, women in later life, LGBT survivors, and military families. They address domestic violence in rural environments and among teens, as well as the role of religion in shaping attitudes and behavior. Lettie L. Lockhart and Fran S. Danis are editors of the Council of Social Work Education's popular teaching modules on domestic violence and founding co-chairs of the CSWE symposium on violence against women and children. In their introduction, they provide a thorough overview of intersectionality, culturally competent practice, and domestic violence and basic practice strategies, such as universal screening, risk assessment, and safety planning. They follow with collaborative chapters on specific populations demonstrating the value of generalist social work practice, including developing respectful relationships that define issues from the survivor's perspective; collecting and assessing data; setting goals and contracting; identifying culturally specific interventions; implementing culturally appropriate courses of action; participating in community-level strategies; and advocating for improved policies and funding at local, state, and federal levels. Featuring resources applicable to both practitioners and clients, Domestic Violence forms an effective tool for analysis and action.

Social Work With Children And Families

Author: Martin Brett Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137267240
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Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do? This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the field of social work with children and families. Focused on four major themes - family support work, child protection, adoption and fostering, residential child care – the book brings together expert commentators to: ■ Outline the policy background; ■ Summarize the relevant law; ■ Describe the key theories; ■ Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book argues that the skill of the social worker can have life-enhancing consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in society. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

Developing Skills For Social Work Practice

Author: Michaela Rogers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987164
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Are your students struggling to get to grips with what social work actually looks like in real-life practice? Are they wanting to know more about how they can develop the right skills and implement the right theory in many different practice situations? Then you have come to the right place! This book will provide your students with everything they need to know and more, helping them develop and hone their skills and make the best start in their practice placements. To get the most out of this book and access more materials to support them through their social work degree, visit the companion website at https://www.study.sagepub.com/rogers to read journal articles, access ‘how to..’ guides and helpful links, as well as hear first-hand from frontline social workers, services users, carers and more.