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Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work: The U.S. in Global Perspective


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This introductory social work book provides both a theoretical and applied overview of the U.S. social welfare system, with international perspectives throughout. Other strengths include themes of empowerment theory and practice and an ecosystems framework. Part I is devoted to the history of social work in the U.S. as well as issues of economic oppression, social oppression, human rights, and restorative justice. Part II is devoted to social work across the life cycle.

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Van Wormer (University of Northern Iowa) chronicles the history of social work in the U.S., examines the nature of economic and social oppression, and traces the development of child welfare services and mental health care in Western society. Throughout the textbook, the experiences and attitudes towards social problems in the U.S. are contrasted with those of other countries.
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About the Author

Dr. Katherine van Wormer has taught in departments of social work and criminal justice at the University of Northern Iowa and has over twenty years of experience in teaching and public service. Dr. van Wormer was actively involved in civil rights movements in North Carolina and Northern Ireland. She has practiced substance abuse counseling for four and a half years, including two in Norway. Dr. van Wormer has been publishing texts, book chapters, and articles for over twenty years. In addition to ADDICTION TREATMENT: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE, she has published INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK: THE U.S. IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE and seven other books, including two on female offenders and victims and one on the nature of oppression. She has received several honors, including the McKay Faculty Research Award from the University of Northern Iowa.

Table of Contents

Part I. SOCIAL WELFARE: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS. 1. Social Work and Social Welfare. 2. American Social Values in International Context. 3. Emergence of Social Work. 4. Economic Oppression. 5. Social Oppression. 6. Human Rights and Restorative Justice. Part II. SOCIAL WORK ACROSS THE LIFE CYCLE. 7. Human Behavior and the Social Environment. 8. Child Welfare. 9. Health/Mental Health Care. 10. Care at the End of the Life Cycle. Epilogue. Putting it all Together. Appendix A. U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Appendix B. NASW Code of Ethics. Appendix C. International Federation of Social Workers Code of Ethics. Appendix D. Outline for Anti-Oppressive Policy Analysis.

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Van Wormer, Katherine
Cengage Learning
van, Katherine
Van Wormer, Katherine
Katherine (Katherine van Wormer) van Wormer
Katherine van Wormer
van Wormer, Katherine (Katherine van Wormer)
Katherine van W
van, Katherine (Katherine van Wormer)
Social Work
Assessment, Testing & Measurement
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Testing & Measurement
Sociology-Children and Family
Publication Date:
January 2005
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
1.56 in.

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