The Call To Social Work

Author: Craig W. LeCroy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987938
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The Call to Social Work is a great supplement to courses such as introduction to social work and social welfare, and social work practice. It can also be used in practicum/field courses to give students a better understanding of what various types of social workers do in daily practice.á The text provides stories of real social workers with many different backgrounds, and is designed toáhelp students to better understand the profession. Changes to the second edition include:Introductions to each chapter written by the authorEnd of chapter features that will help students apply what they have learned from each storyThe addition of some newer, contemporary storiesPhotos of the contributorsMore descriptive chapter titlesReorganization of stories to fall under major fields of practiceá

The Call To Social Work

Author: Craig Winston LeCroy
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342271
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The Call to Social Work, Second Edition is a presentation of narrative descriptions about the work and life of a wide variety of contemporary social workers. The book provides an in-depth understanding of why people choose social work, how they garner meaning from their work, and what they struggle with as they provide needed services. Additionally, it presents more information about the everyday practice of social work, both the challenges and the joys. Instructors who use this book in their courses will be able to contrast their ideals of practice with the realities captured in each life story, while students who read the book will be able to think about whether each story represents good practice, or what principles they would adhere to based on their understanding of social work.

The Call To Social Work

Author: Craig Winston LeCroy
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452262810
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The purpose of this book is to accurately capture the thought and deeds of social workers —the good and bad. Each life story in this book represents a true picture of what the social worker said. Instructors who use this book in their courses will have to contrast their ideals of practice with the realities captured in each life story. Students who read this book will have to think about whether each story represents good practice or what principles they would adhere to based on their understanding of social work. The purpose of this book is to accurately capture the thought and deeds of social workers the good and bad. Each life story in this book represents a true picture of what the social worker said. Instructors who use this book in their courses will have to contrast their ideals of practice with the realities captured in each life story. Students who read this book will have to think about whether each story represents good practice or what principles they would adhere to based on their understanding of social work.

The Call To Social Work

Author: Craig W. LeCroy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781452229492
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Providing students and those interested in social work with a glimpse of what it is like to do social work or to be a social worker, this title shows why people become social workers and what meaning they derive from their work.

Beginnings Middles Ends

Author: Ogden Willis Rogers
Publisher: White Hat Communications
ISBN: 1929109350
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A sideways story is some moment in life when you thought you were doing one thing, but you ended up learning another. A sideways story can also be a poem, or prose, that, because of the way it is written, may not be all that direct in its meaning. What’s nice about both clouds, and art, is that you can look at them and just resonate. That can be good for both the heart and the mind. Many of the moments of this book have grown from experiences the author has had or stories he used in his lectures with students or told in his office with clients. Some of them have grown from essays written for others, for personal or professional reasons. They are moments on a path through the discovery of social work, a journey of beginnings, middles, and ends. With just the right blend of humor and candor, each of these stories contains nuggets of wisdom that you will not find in a traditional textbook. They capture the essence and the art and soul of social work. In a world rushed with the illusion of technique and rank empiricism, it is the author’s hope that some of the things here might make some moment in your thinking or feeling grow as a social worker. If they provoke a smile, or a tear, or a critical question, it’s worth it. Everyone makes a different journey in a life of social work. These stories are one social worker’s travelogue along the way.

Becoming A Social Worker

Author: Viviene E. Cree
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135076731
Size: 52.94 MB
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This is a book about social workers and social work. It tells the story of the journey into and through social work of people from around the world living and working in social work today. We hear what has brought them into social work and what has kept them in it since. Their lively accounts demonstrate that commitment and passion remain at the heart of social work today. This new edition of Becoming a Social Worker is made up of entirely new stories. It describes what it is like to be a social worker in a range of different practice settings in different countries. While many of the narratives are from practitioners and educators who either grew up in, or came as adults to, the UK, half of the narratives explores the experiences of social workers and educators working in different parts of the world in countries as diverse as Australia and New Zealand, India and Bangladesh, Ireland, Sweden and Eastern Europe, Nigeria, the USA and Canada. The book ends with a commentary, which argues that social work is truly a global profession. Some of the contributors will be recognised as those who have played a key part in shaping social work over the years and they provide valuable insights into how the profession has developed over time. Other contributors, less well known but no less interesting, give a vivid account of the challenges that social work education and practice face, and the shared values that underpin social work wherever it is located. Social work is a demanding and difficult job that goes largely unseen within society. We only ever hear about social work and social workers when something goes wrong and a vulnerable adult or child is hurt. Becoming a Social Worker sets out to change that – to make social work visible, so that those considering a career in the caring professions across the world can make an informed choice about whether social work is the career for them.

Introduction To Social Work

Author: Ira Christopher Colby
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935871835
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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 in social 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; and finally 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.

The Call Of Service

Author: Robert Coles
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547524689
Size: 38.15 MB
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In this book, Coles explores the concept of idealism and why it necessary to the individual and society.

Telling The Stories Of Life Through Guided Autobiography Groups

Author: James E. Birren
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780801866340
Size: 49.11 MB
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"Nothing is left to chance in the manual and it is written with a depth of understanding and perception that effectively demonstrates the authors' cumulative practice experience." -- Ageing and Society