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The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Fifth Edition

 

 

By:

Mary Ann Suppes, (Marquette University)

Carolyn Cressy Wells, (Marquette University)

 

 

The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, 5/e,  helps students understand how social workers use their professional expertise to help people solve a wide variety of problems and improve their lives.  It not only introduces the profession of social work and its fields of practice, but also provides students with a clear understanding of social welfare policy, its history and contemporary issues.

 

The fifth edition contains three major parts:

 

Social Work and its Context- introduces professional social work, discusses theoretical perspectives for generalist practice, and guides students in their understanding of poverty and populations-at-risk.   

 

Professional Practice Settings- offers an in-depth discussion of eight fields of practice: family and children’s services, mental health, health care, schools, substance abuse, older adult services, criminal justice, and developmental disabilities.  

 

A Look to the Future- views the future of the profession through the eyes of futurists and highlights the challenges and opportunities that await social workers.

 

 

New Features in the Fifth Edition —

  • New chapter,   Social Justice and Social Welfare Policy , helps students appreciate the critical relationship between justice and policy.
  • New Case Studies, including international case studies, new internet research activities, updated websites, and more!
  • Updated data that incorporatescensus-based data, Bureau of Labor Statistics projections, social work employment data, research from various countries, and more!
  • New Themes of Ecology, Spirituality, Globalization and Social Justice are interwoven throughout.

 

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Synopsis:

The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare helps students to understand how social workers use their professional expertise to help people solve a wide variety of problems and improve their lives.  It not only introduces the profession of social work and its fields of practice, but also provides students with a clear understanding of social welfare policy, its history and contemporary issues.

 

The fifth edition contains three major parts:

 

The first part, Social Work and its Context, introduces professional social work, discusses theoretical perspectives for generalist practice, and guides students in their understanding of poverty and populations-at-risk.   

 

The second part, Professional Practice Settings, offers an in-depth discussion of eight fields of practice: family and children’s services, mental health, health care, schools, substance abuse, older adult services, criminal justice, and developmental disabilities.  

 

The third and final part of the text, A Look to the Future, views the future of the profession through the eyes of futurists and highlights the challenges and opportunities that await social workers.

Table of Contents

Part One

 

Social Work and Its Context

 

 

1. The Social Work Profession

Susan Dunn

Social Work: A Unique Profession

Professional Social Workers

            Generalist BSW Social Workers

            The Expertise of the BSW Social Worker

            The Baccalaureate Social Work Curriculum: How Expertise Evolves

            Advanced Practice: Social Workers with MSW and PhD Degrees

The Social Work Practice Environment

Social Work Professional Roles

Selecting a Career in Social Work

            Pamela Wright

            Alan Martin

            Madeleine Johnson

Education and the Social Work Career Ladder

Employment Opportunities

A Research Question: Where Do Social Work College Graduates Find Jobs?

            Employment Patterns for MSWs

            Salaries and Demand for Social Workers

            Future Employment Opportunities

Legal Regulation of the Profession

State Licensure and Certification

NASW Certification of Professional Achievement

Professional Social Work Organizations

            The National Association of Social Workers

            The Council on Social Work Education

            The National Association of Black Social Workers

            Other Professional Organizations

            International Social Work Organizations

Comparing Related Occupations

            Sociology

            Psychology

            Counseling

            Marriage and Family Therapy

            Psychiatry

            Human Services

How Professions Relate

History of Social Work: Linkage to Social Justice

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

2. Theoretical Perspectives for Social Workers

The Several Roles of Stephanie Hermann, BSW

            Brockton Manor

            Sandra McLean: The Effects of Institutionalization

            Ongoing Challenges of Community Placement

Social Work and Systems Theory

The Ecosystems Perspective

The Generalist Approach

            Levels of Intervention

            Global, Environmental, and Spiritual Considerations

            The Intervention Process

Values and Ethics and Human Diversity

Social Justice and Populations at Risk

            The Strengths Perspective: Resilience and Empowerment

Political Perspectives

            The Political Spectrum

            Conservative Perspectives

            Classical Conservatism versus Neoconservatism

            Liberal or Progressive Perspectives

            Neoliberalism

            Radical Perspectives

            The Political Spectrum and Social Welfare Policy

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Research

 

3.   social justice and social welfare policy

Part I. Social Justice: A Growing Concern

Juanita Chavez

Social Justice, Poverty, and Populations at Risk

            Social and Economic Justice.   

The Impact of Poverty

Populations at Risk

            Children

.           Women

            Older Adults

            Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

            People with Disabilities

            Gay and Lesbian Persons

Potent Forms of Discrimination in the United States

            Racism

            Sexism

            Ageism

            Heterosexism and Homophobia

 

PART II. Social Welfare policy: A societal response to social justice issues

Social Welfare Policy and Social Justice

Social Welfare policy in the Old World

            Social Welfare Concepts: Residual versus Institutional

            Old-World Historical Roots

            The Elizabethan Poor Law and the Act of Settlement

            New Concepts in Poor Law

Poor Relief in the United States

            Values

            The Charity Organization Society and the Settlement House Movement.

Social Welfare in the United States in the 20th Century

            The Progressive Years, 1900-1930

            Federal Initiatives, 1930-1968

            Cutting Back the Welfare State, 1968 to the Present

            Welfare Reform

Social Welfare Policy in the Twenty-First Century

            Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

            The Working Poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit

            Privatization

            The Faith-Based Trend

Social Justice Issues in the Twenty-First Century

            Poverty Programs that Maintain Poverty

            Poverty Line Determination Method

            Poverty and the Minimum Wage

            Affirmative Action Policies: Under Attack

            Social Policy and the Growing Gap between Rich and Poor

            Health Insurance Accessibility

            Administrative Barriers to Aid

An International Perspective

            Sweden

            Japan

            Progress of Social Justice

            NASW Welfare Reform

            Principles and ongoing Human Rights Efforts

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading  

 

Part Two

Professional Practice Settings

 

4.  Family and Children’s Services

LaTanya Tracy

Challenges of African American Families: a Brief History

Historical Perspectives on Family and Children’s Services

            The Child Welfare Movement and Protective Services Programs.

            Children’s Rights as International Law

Services and Their Providers: A Continuum of Care

            Least Restrictive Environment

            In-Home Services

            Out-of-Home Services

Client Self-Determination and Professional Decision Making

Women, Children, and Ethnic Minority Groups: Populations-at-Risk

            Reproductive Rights and Single Parenting

            Ecological Issues

            Gay and Lesbian Families

            Multiracial Families

            Immigrant Families

Diverse Family Structures and Social Work’s Ethic of Cultural Competence

Spiritual Concerns   

Family Policy, Domestic and International: Research Raises Questions

How Family-Friendly is the American Workplace?

Family Issues around the World

Current Trends in the United States

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

5. SOCIAL WORK IN MENTAL HEALTH

David Deerinwater

Knowledge, Values, and Skills for Mental Health Work

            Areas of Responsibility: Knowledge and Skill

            Values and Integrity

            Specific Knowledge Base for Mental Health

Generalist Practice with Groups and Communities

            Working with Groups in Mental Health

            Community Practice

            Generalist Practice in Case Management

Social Workers Respond to Disaster: Dealing with Psychological Trauma

            Acute Traumatic Stress

            Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Social Justice Issues in the Mental Health Field

            Environmental Perspectives on Mental Health

Practice with Diverse Populations

            Native American History: The Cherokee Experience

Mental Health Policy and Social Work Practice: Historical Perspectives

            Gradual Enlightenment

            A Courageous Researcher and Reformer: Dorothea Dix

            The Past 100 Years

The Social Work Profession Emerges

Evolving Social Policy Impacts Service in Mental Health

            Mental Health Parity Legislation

            Policy and Practice: Future Issues

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

CHAPTER 6: SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE

Katherine Lewandowski

Applying Generalist Practice Theory to Health Care

      Starting with the Liberal Arts Base of Social Work Education

      Values and Ethics

      Focusing on the Community and Populations-at-Risk

      Preparing to Practice in Health Care

Health Care Services

      Acute Care

      Long-Term Care

      Home Health Care

      Insurance Corporations

      Hospice and Palliative Care

Emergency Room: Trauma and Crisis Amidst Human Diversity

Health Care in Rural Areas

Environmental Issues

Social Justice and Health: Global Perspectives

Historical Perspectives

      Early History: Caring for the Poor and Sick

      Origins of Health Care Social Work

      The Emergence of Health Care Social Work in the United States

Social Policy: Politics and Economics in Health Care

      Medicare

      Medicaid

      Financing Health Care

      Health Care Reform

Future Trends for Social Workers

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

7.  social work in the schools

Lisa and Loretta Santiago, Children-at-risk

People of Latino or Hispanic Heritage: a Brief History

History of Social Work in the Schools

            Early Years

            Middle Period

            Recent Times

Social Work Roles in the Schools

            Working with Individuals

            Family Work

            Group Work

            Working with Organizations and Communities

            Teamwork

            School-Linked

            Integrated Services

The Impact of Cultural Diversity in the Schools

            Alternative Schools and Charter Schools

Involvement in Special Education

            Educational Evaluations as Applied Research

             School Social Work with Other Special-Needs Children: The Ordeal of Two Gay Brothers

Social Work Values in the School Setting: Policy Implications

            The Santiago Sisters

            The Larkin Case

            Violence in the Schools

            Sexuality and Teen Pregnancy: Environmental Factors

            No Child Left Behind

            Teen Dropout Rates

            Spiritual Development and Empowerment

An International Comparison:  School Social Work in Ghana

Current Trends

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

8. SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

Dan Graves

The Profession’s History in the Substance Abuse Field

            Mary Richmond: An Early Leader

            An Uneven Evolution for the Profession

Roles for Social Workers

Assessment

            Generalist Interventions

                        Individuals and Families

                        Groups

Changing Organizations and Communities

Prevention and Treatment Programs

Prevention and Treatment in the United States

            European Approach: The Harm Reduction Model

            Alcoholics Anonymous

Empirical Research

At-Risk Populations

            Women and Children

            Youths

            Native Americans

            Hispanic Americans

            African Americans

            Lesbian Women and Gay Men

            Persons with Disabilities

Building a Knowledge Base

Substances of Abuse

Environmental Perspectives

Substance Abuse: A Cross-National Perspective

U.S. Social Welfare Policy Related to Substance Abuse

            Early History

            Reform and Regulation

            Politics and Policy

            Social Justice and the War on Drugs

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

9. SOCIAL WORK WITH OLDER ADULTS

Abbie Henrich

Social Work with Older Adults: A brief History

The Importance of Generalist Social Work

Social Work Roles and Services for Older Adults

Who Are Our Older Adults?

            Geographical Distribution

            Marital Status

            Employment

            Economic Status

            Housing

            Physical and Mental Health

            Ethnicity

Older Adults and Their Families

            Research on Family Strengths

            Older Adults as Caregivers

            Intergenerational Stress and Cultural Conflict

            Caregiver Stress and the “Sandwich Generation.”

            Elder Abuse

Working with Older Adults of Diverse Backgrounds

            Ethnic and Cultural Minorities

            Gay and Lesbian Older Adults

Empowerment Practice

Social Policy and Older Adults: Past to Present

Family Care

Early Pension Plans

Trends in American Private Pensions

Social Security Today

Other Federal Entitlement Programs

            Housing Assistance.

            Medicare and Medicaid

            Food Stamps

            Current Innovative Programs and Alternative Lifestyles

More Federal Legislation Relating to Older Adults

            The Older Americans Act

            The Social Services Block Grant

Values and Public Policy

            The “Continuum of Care”: Prolonged Independence

            Coming to Terms with Long-Term Care

End of Life Issues

            Death and Dying

            Spirituality and Religion

            Hospice Services and Complementary Therapies

 An International Perspective: the Netherlands

Social Work with Older Adults: A Growing Future

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

10. CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Alan Martin

History of Social Work in Criminal Justice

Components of the Criminal Justice System

            Law Enforcement

            The Courts

            The Correctional System

            The Juvenile Justice System

Value Dilemmas for Social Workers

Social Work with Groups and Organizations

Environmental Perspectives

Crime and Communities-at-Risk

Community Strengths, Restoration, Spirituality, and Resilience

Promoting Social Justice

Punitive Juvenile Justice Policies: Implications for Minority Youth

Social Welfare Policy in Criminal Justice

            The Prison Population

            The Death Penalty

Social Policy and Juvenile Justice

Populations-at-Risk

Global Perspectives

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

11.  Developmental disabilities and social work

Mary and Lea Perkins

Services for People with Disabilities: A Brief History

            Training Schools

            Protective Asylums

            The Eugenics Movement

            New Research, New Attitudes

            Normalization and the Deinstitutionalization Movement

            Deinstitutionalization as a Goal

Social Justice and Social Work Roles with People Who Have Disabilities

            Spirituality Issues

Education for Work with People Who Have Disabilities: CSWE Standards, NASW Standards for Service

Types of Developmental Disabilities

            Intellectual Disability or Mental Retardation

            Cerebral Palsy

            Autism

            Orthopedic Problems

            Hearing Problems

            Epilepsy

            Traumatic Brain Injury

            Learning Disabilities

            Emotional Disturbance

            Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

            Cocaine and other Drug-Exposed Babies

            Overall Prevalence and Co-occurrence of Disabilities

Human Diversity, Populations-at-Risk and Social Justice: Unfinished Business

            The Continuum of Care

            Research Suggests Direction for Service Improvement.

            Providing Supportive Services to Diverse Families: a Chinese Illustration.

            Empowerment, Self-Determination, and Self-Advocacy

The Disability Rights Movement, Social Policy, and Appropriate Terminology

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991

Global Efforts on behalf of People with Disabilities

Value Dilemmas and Ethical Implications

Current Trends

Internet Sites

Summary

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Further Reading

 

Part Three

 

A Look at the Future

 

12. FUTURE CHALLENGES AND CLOSING NOTES

Ella Carrey: Social Worker in an International Arena

Social Work: Profession at the Edge of Change

            Futurists’ Perspectives on Globalization

            National and International Strategic Planning

            Globalization: Relevance to Social Work

Demographic Trends

            A Multicultural America

            The Graying of America

            The Evolving American Family

            The Changing Immigrant and Refugee Population

Political Trends

            Welfare Reform and Poverty

            Privatization of Social Services

            Women’s Issues

Economic Trends

Technological and Biomedical Advances

            Information and Communication Technology

            Biomedical Technology

Environmental Sustainability

Internet Sites

The Future of the Social Work Profession

Key Terms

Discussion Questions

Classroom Exercises

Research Activities

Internet Research Exercises

References

For Additional Reading

 

 

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The Social Work Experience: An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare helps students to understand how social workers use their professional expertise to help people solve a wide variety of problems and improve their lives.  It not only introduces the profession of social work and its fields of practice, but also provides students with a clear understanding of social welfare policy, its history and contemporary issues.

 

The fifth edition contains three major parts:

 

The first part, Social Work and its Context, introduces professional social work, discusses theoretical perspectives for generalist practice, and guides students in their understanding of poverty and populations-at-risk.   

 

The second part, Professional Practice Settings, offers an in-depth discussion of eight fields of practice: family and children’s services, mental health, health care, schools, substance abuse, older adult services, criminal justice, and developmental disabilities.  

 

The third and final part of the text, A Look to the Future, views the future of the profession through the eyes of futurists and highlights the challenges and opportunities that await social workers.

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