Finding Your Way Through Field Work

Author: Urania E. Glassman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483353265
Format: PDF
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Written from the perspective of long-standing field director Urania E. Glassman, Finding Your Way Through Field Work is a practical guide that helps BSW and first and second year MSW students successfully navigate field work. Vignettes, examples from field programs, and over 75 case illustrations further an applied understanding of every step in the field work process, highlighting student accomplishments, obstacles, and common dilemmas. Unique in its experiential approach, this applied text reinforces true learning in the field.

Social Work in the 21st Century

Author: Michael Reisch
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 080399091X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of original essays from leaders in the profession comments on the current state of social work in the United States, and how it ought to change, in light of social change in the US and the world as a whole.

Latino Elders and the Twenty first Century

Author: Melvin Delgado
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789006578
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century: Issues and Challenges for Culturally Competent Research and Practice will help social workers, researchers, and organizations identify and analyze ways of meeting the demands of the increasing number of elderly Latinos. Working from conceptual frameworks, case studies, and examples, this book provides you with a demographic picture of Latino elders and investigates the needs of ethnic-specific groups. Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century will help you develop and create culturally competent intervention methods that take the culture, beliefs, and situations of Latino elders into consideration. Addressing the future challenges to individuals involved in the field of gerontology, this book offers you current studies on the assessment of present services for Latino elders, how they can be improved, and why these individuals may be reluctant to seek financial or medical help. Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century will assist you in devising policies and programs aimed at improving services for Latino elders, including: providing Latino and non-Latino staff with an understanding of culturally competent principles, such as values, knowledge, and skills, that will help them give attention to individual and cultural needs improving staff development by assessing issues and underlying causes of client problems using the self and other cultural awareness models to help professionals realize their own values, attitudes, and behaviors examining community resources, such as gift shops, clothing shops, and beauty parlors in Puerto Rican communities that offer interpreter services, integration of the lonely, and community leadership to the elderly considering family structure and personal identification to facilitate access to health care services minimizing stress of caregivers by fully understanding how they identify their roles within their families, evaluating their needs and capacity as caregivers, and offering counseling approaches that recognize the dynamics of caregiving examining contributing factors to substance abuse among elders and researching incidence, prevalence, patterns of use, etiology, and consequences of this behavior Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century explores the possibilities of further research in the areas of substance abuse among the elderly and the importance of businesses in ethnic communities to meet the growing needs of clients. In order to assist specific groups of Latinos, this book examines social and medical needs and services for Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and Yaqui elders of Old Pascua. Latino Elders and the Twenty-First Century will help you develop culturally sensitive programs for individual clients and diminish barriers to service.

Social Work Research Methods Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199802685
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

When You Can t Go Back

Author: Kevin Michael Ross, M.S., LMFT
Publisher: ROSSILK, LLC
ISBN: 1311146687
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a guide meant to help those industrious individuals who just don't know what they want to do when faced with forced job change, or who have chosen to go in a different direction in their vocational life, and don't know how to begin. You will gain a new found connection with yourself that will help you be more in touch with your inner processes, and increase your confidence and capabilities to determine any new path you choose in your life. The aim here is to provide some methods and raise some questions that can quickly get you moving in a new direction whether you're experiencing a career crisis or thinking of a change for your own personal and professional development.

Research Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199802609
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Real Essays for College Grad School

Author: Anne McKinney
Publisher: PREP Publishing
ISBN: 9781885288202
Format: PDF, Docs
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Colleges and universities place great emphasis on essays written as part of the process for admission and scholarships. This guide to constructing essays includes essays that have worked for real people, plus dozens of other actual samples.

Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty first Century

Author: Anne E. Fortune
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231512643
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social work professionals must demonstrate their effectiveness to legislators and governments, not to mention clients and incoming practitioners. A thorough evaluation of the activities, ethics, and outcomes of social work practice is critical to maintaining the public's investment and interest in the profession and to ensuring that underserved populations are well served. Incorporating the concerns of a new century into a consideration of models for practice research, this volume largely builds on the visionary work of William J. Reid (1928-2003) who transformed social work research through empirically-based and task-centered approaches-and, more recently, synthesized current intervention knowledge for framing future study. This collection reviews Reid's task-centered model and other contemporary Evidence-Based Practice models (EBPs) for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Essays demonstrate the value of these pragmatic approaches as applied in U.S. and international settings. Contributors also summarize state-of-the-art methods in several key fields of service, including children and families, aging, substance abuse, and mental health. They evaluate the research movement itself, outlining an agenda for today's sociopolitical landscape and for the profession. This volume will inspire practice research to further the use of evidence as a base for the profession.

The Call to Social Work

Author: Craig W. LeCroy
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987938
Format: PDF
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The Call to Social Work is a great supplement to courses such as introduction to social work and social welfare, and social work practice. It can also be used in practicum/field courses to give students a better understanding of what various types of social workers do in daily practice.á The text provides stories of real social workers with many different backgrounds, and is designed toáhelp students to better understand the profession. Changes to the second edition include:Introductions to each chapter written by the authorEnd of chapter features that will help students apply what they have learned from each storyThe addition of some newer, contemporary storiesPhotos of the contributorsMore descriptive chapter titlesReorganization of stories to fall under major fields of practiceá