Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840028660

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman’s introductory book enhances the reader’s ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. The topics covered include practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Critical Thinking Perspectives

Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133354987

Category: Public welfare

Page: 576

View: 922

Designed to give your students a solid introduction to the profession of social work, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE, 4E, International Edition helps students understand the issues that social workers address every day. Using clear, engaging prose, author Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced overview within a unifying theme of critical thinking that will train students to be more evaluative of key concepts. In addition, studying is made easy with the Book Companion Website, which provides students with opportunities to complete self-assessments as well as pre- and post-tests for each chapter. Thoughtful case studies found throughout the text show you what social-work practice looks like in different contexts and with different populations. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE, 4E, International Edition also boasts a thorough set of instructor focused resources that helps instructors streamline and maximize the effectiveness of their course preparation.
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856082

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 2320

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances readers' ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those who are contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285077172

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 417

The bestselling introductory Social Work book on the market, Zastrow’s INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, is also lauded for being the most comprehensive. In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages readers to think critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Contemporary social problems case studies, exhibits, and tables help users apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest NASW Standards, as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, continues to inspire readers while giving them insight into real-world practice. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Charles Zastrow,Karen Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840028652

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

View: 6869

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman’s UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman,Grafton Hull, Jr.

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840033826

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 8266

Organized around the authors’ coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. This edition emphasizes the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. As part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, it clearly identifies the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons in the text and supplements designed to teach and assess the latest competencies and practice behaviors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285075498

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 3708

Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Rosalie Ambrosino,Joseph Heffernan,Guy Shuttlesworth,Robert Ambrosino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111304769

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 319

Reflecting the latest practices, accreditation requirements, and developments from the field, bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: AN INTRODUCTION, 7e gives readers a broad understanding about the social work profession and the role it plays in the social welfare system. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the Seventh Edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). With its signature systems/ecological approach in understanding social welfare, the book focuses on specific social welfare areas in which social workers play major roles in policy and practice. It adopts the philosophy that there are many reasons why social problems occur, and students need to understand the history, values, factors (economic, political, and cultural) that surround these issues and the attempts to solve or address them. Instead of presenting a specific political perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about issues in a new way. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with a discussion about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull, Jr.

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285734270

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 3957

EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 6th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, the authors emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice--providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305966864

Category: Education

Page: 704

View: 5931

Organized around the coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this guide to generalist social work practice incorporates the knowledge, skills, and professional values needed to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated with new material on empathy, interdisciplinary collaboration, working with LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities, and other topics, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship among the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 8th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. Learning objectives, correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856074

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 5830

The bestselling introductory Social Work text on the market, Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE is lauded for being the most comprehensive and practical text available for beginning social workers. In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Case studies of contemporary social problems, exhibits, and tables help students apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The twelfth edition has been thoroughly updated to align with the latest EPAS (2015) from CSWE, and offers insights into new and emerging issues from the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Das 'Life Model' der sozialen Arbeit, Fortschritte in Theorie und Praxis

Author: Carel B. Germain,Alex Gittermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110511223

Category: Education

Page: 744

View: 2766

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Author: Elizabeth Segal,Karen Gerdes,Sue Steiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495601705

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 4117

Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner’s AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK: BECOMING A CHANGE AGENT, 3E provides a balanced introduction to the social work profession and helps students to understand the role that the profession plays in the social-welfare system. The authors’ supportive tone and experiential approach inspires interest in and enthusiasm towards future careers in social work. The book is designed to encourage both knowledge building and self-exploration skills that are essential in developing good social work practice. Additional chapter material, including detailed personal stories written by practicing social workers (From the Field boxes), and Point of View boxes that provide multiple perspectives, allow students to consider topics in greater depth and within a critical thinking context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull, Jr.

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: 1305943295

Category: Education

Page: 608

View: 5244

Get a practical, comprehensive, and clearly written introduction to the fundamentals of macro practice with EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 7th Edition. Updated throughout, the book reflects the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest accreditation standards as well as contemporary issues in social work literature. The authors emphasize the practical skills you'll need to work effectively in the area of macro practice -- providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technologies, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. You'll learn how to use one-on-one and group practice skills for community and organizational change. Realistic vignettes and practical features -- hands-on tips, sample forms, and a running case study -- deepen your expertise and enhance your performance in the field. This edition is available with the MindTap� online learning solution.
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Author: Grafton, Grafton Hull, Jr.,Karen Kay Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull (Jr.)

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 9780840034267

Category: Community organization

Page: 621

View: 2371

BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, International Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of generalist practice with communities and organizations, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. At the heart of the book are two original models, illustrated by a running case study-- Prepare (the assessment and planning phases of planned change) and Imagine (the implementation stage). These models form useful frameworks for effective macro social work practice. In clear and accessible writing, the authors emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice--providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, managing stress, and working in court settings.
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Methoden und Konzepte der Sozialen Arbeit in verschiedenen Arbeitsfeldern

Author: Sigmund Gastiger,Marius Stark

Publisher: Lambertus-Verlag

ISBN: 3784122906

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

View: 3332

Von der Existenzsicherung zur professionellen Schuldnerberatung Schuldnerberatung ist Sozialarbeit Ursachen der Überschuldung Erstkontakte und Erstgespräche Krisenintervention Haushaltsplanung/Budgetberatung Schuldenregulierung Insolvenzberatung Onlineberatung Geldverwaltung Gruppenberatung Vermittlung von Finanzkompetenz Die Studienbücher der ''Skills''-Reihe gehen von konkreten Arbeitsfeldern aus. Auf der Basis von Fallbeschreibungen und der Schilderung typischer handlungsrelevanter Situationen werden das methodische Vorgehen und Bearbeitungsvorschläge für eben dieses spezifische Arbeitsfeld dargestellt. In der Reihe bereits erschienen: Soziale Arbeit in gerontologischen Arbeitsfeldern Soziale Arbeit mit Kindern in prekären Lebenslagen Suchthilfe Schuldnerberatung
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Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072263

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3170

Manche radikalen Denker glauben, man müsse lediglich für mehr soziale Gerechtigkeit sorgen, um auch mehr gegenseitigen Respekt zwischen den Menschen zu wecken. Aber ist das überhaupt realistisch? Zieht Selbstachtung nicht automatisch mangelnden Respekt gegenüber denjenigen nach sich, die im unbarmherzigen sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Wettbewerb die Benachteiligten sind? Bei der Suche nach Antworten greift Sennett auch auf seine eigene Lebensgeschichte zurück: Aufgewachsen in einem Ghetto von Chicago, gelang ihm zunächst mit Hilfe der Musik und dann des Studiums in Harvard der soziale Aufstieg. Erneut erweist sich Sennett als konstruktiver kritischer Geist mit Weitblick, als jemand, der mit Hilfe anschaulicher Beispiele grundlegende gesellschaftliche Veränderungen benennt.
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Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781285748030

Category: Education

Page: 673

View: 4341

Includes activation instructions and access code for "CourseMate for ... Understanding generalist practice 7e (ISBN: 978-1-285-74804-7)."
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