Social Work: An Empowering Profession, 9th edition

Published by Pearson (September 18, 2020) © 2021

  • Brenda Dubois St. Ambrose University, Late Professor Emerita
  • Karla Krogsrud Miley Black Hawk College

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Social Work: An Empowering Profession
Published 2020

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Social Work: An Empowering Profession takes a discipline-based, empowerment-oriented approach, encouraging a solid understanding of the “who, what and why” of the field. Aligned to the 2015 CSWE competencies, the text helps students apply what they've learned with practice applications, case examples and Voices from the Field vignettes. The 9th Edition offers increased emphasis on diversity and difference, new content on issues and services for youths, major revisions to the disabilities and substance abuse disorders sections and expanded content on a number of topics, including evidence-based practice, human rights and social justice.

Part One: The Profession of Social Work

  1. Social Work: A Helping Profession
  2. An Evolving Profession
  3. Social Work and Social Systems
  4. The Social Service Delivery System

Part Two: Social Work Perspectives

  1. Values and Ethics in Social Work
  2. Human Rights and Social Justice
  3. Diversity and Social Work

Part Three: Generalist Social Work

  1. Empowerment Social Work Practice
  2. Social Work Functions and Roles
  3. Social Work and Social Policy
  4. Social Work and Poverty, Homelessness, Unemployment, and Criminal Justice
  5. Social Work in Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health
  6. Social Work with Families and Youths
  7. Adult and Aging Services

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