The Social Work Experience: A Case-Based Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, 8th edition

  • Mary Ann Suppes, 
  • Carolyn Cressy Wells, 
  • Melinda Lee Kiltz

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Chapter-opening case studies introduce a wide variety of real-world situations and portray diverse populations in both client and social worker roles.
  • Critical-thinking questions in each chapter challenge readers to consider the meaning and complexity of social work’s values as they guide ethical practice.
  • Up for Debate boxes challenge students’ current understanding of controversial issues and present opposing views on various social work topics.
  • Social work professional values and ethics; issues of human diversity, equity, and inclusion; environmental justice; social policy; and descriptions of 8 fields of generalist social work practice are woven throughout each chapter.

Published by Pearson (December 12th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780137871650

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Introduction to Social Work

Table of contents

  1. The Social Work Profession
  2. Social Justice, Poverty, and Diversity: The Intersectionality of Multiple Factors
  3. Social Welfare Policy: Historical Perspectives
  4. Family and Children’s Services
  5. Social Work in Mental Health
  6. Social Work in Health Care
  7. Social Work in the Schools
  8. Social Work with Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders
  9. Social Work with Older Adults
  10. Social Work in the Justice System
  11. Developmental Disabilities and Social Work
  12. The Social Work Profession Looks to the Future

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