The first textbook to emphasize the importance of critical thinking skills to practice, this third edition of the classic Social Work Practice retains its unique focus on thinking critically about decisions that social workers make daily. Organized around the phases of helping, this hands-onintroduction highlights the decision points that social workers encounter during assessment, intervention, and evaluation. This text, together with its companion website, provides students with a wealth of hands-on exercises for developing and assessing their practice skills. Most importantly, ithelps students enhance client well-being by becoming critical thinkers and evidence-informed practitioners.
Social Work with HIV and AIDS: A Case-Based Guide is a first-of-its-kind book written by social workers experienced in working with this diverse group. The book explains the history of social work during the AIDS epidemic, examines the different populations affected by the disease, and covers the wide range of practice and policy issues involving people living with HIV and AIDS. The text deals frankly with the difficult issues associated with HIV and AIDS race, sexuality, religion, sexual practice, and drug use so social workers are fully prepared for the work ahead of them. The in-depth exploration of overlooked areas of practice such as conducting sexual assessments, educating clients on the medical aspects of HIV/AIDS, and engaging African American faith communities for prevention and treatment makes this an immensely useful book.
This versatile and easy-to-use guide helps you compose well-written, effective letters in minutes for virtually every business and personal situation. What's more, a special 'thesaurus' section included within each topic contains scores of interchangeable key words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs to let you tailor each model letter to the exact personality and style you wish to convey in any situation -- from casual to formal, distant to friendly, traditional to modern.
Care Work is a collection of original essays on the complexities of providing care. These essays emphasize how social policies intersect with gender, race, and class to alternately compel women to perform care work and to constrain their ability to do so. Leading international scholars from a range of disciplines provide a groundbreaking analysis of the work of caring in the context of the family, the market, and the welfare state.
Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, NINTH EDITION looks at today's society with a realistic view of social problems, and gives you a comprehensive overview of the profession. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow motivates you to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. Throughout the book, social problems cases, exhibits, and tables help you apply the concepts and compare and contrast the issues. You can study whenever and wherever you want with the latest technology tools: CengageNOW, an assessment-centered tutorial program that is integrated throughout the book, has interactive components including video segments which depict social work practitioners. Thomson iAudio, which features MP3-ready Audio Lecture Overviews for each chapter and a comprehensive audio glossary of key terms for quick study and review, is also available with this edition. Additionally, a free book-specific website is available to help you succeed. No wonder this is the #1 best-selling book in social work!