Social Work Policy Practice: Changing Our Community, Nation, and the World Connecting Core Competencies

Pearson - Demonstrates why policy-making is a critical and exciting dimension of social work practice. Social work policy practice engages students by showing how the mission of social justice and the person-in-environment perspective sets social work apart from other helping professions in the United States. Part of the connecting core competencies series, this text introduces students to social work policy practice in the United States and describes how policies are enacted into law as well as how to engage in policy practice.

Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand the importance of social work policy practice Describe how social work policies are made into law Engage in policy practice   Used book in Good Condition. The final chapters of the text focus on the economics that surround the policy change process and take a look toward the future.

Social Work Policy Practice: Changing Our Community, Nation, and the World Connecting Core Competencies - . It includes compelling stories of advocates, activists, and organizations who try to make change in the political and/or legal arenas on behalf of vulnerable populations.





Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs MindTap Course List

Brooks Cole - Brooks Cole Pub Co. Segal's social welfare policy and social programs, 4th edition not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies--it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's inclusion of international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens your awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and shows that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values.





Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Cengage Learning - Zastrow and kirst-ashman's understanding human behavior and the social environment, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, 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.

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 current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards EPAS set by the Council on Social Work Education CSWE. Brooks Cole Pub Co.





Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment, Third Edition: Context for Social Work Practice and Advocacy

Oxford University Press - Johnson and rhodes use seven basic theoretical perspectives as the frameworks to explore how clients are impacted by social institutions and social structures. Keeping up to date with emerging societal trends and changing environmental contexts is important and Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment provides readers with the tools necessary to use their knowledge to provide appropriate interventions at all levels of practice, as well as promote social and economic justice.

Brooks Cole Pub Co. From schools to the military and from class structure to cultural diversity-all individuals function within complex social systems that shape them and are, in turn, shaped by them. This text introduces students to these broader social contexts within which human behavior occurs and how a community's social settings may promote or deter people in maintaining or achieving personal health and well-being.

Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment, Third Edition: Context for Social Work Practice and Advocacy - This book offers complex concepts in a simple format, allowing students to analyze the relationship between individuals and various systems, and better retain and apply their knowledge as they prepare to engage with clients and client systems.





Research Methods for Social Workers: An Introduction

Pair Bond Publications - Now in its 11th edition, this popular introductory text continues to provide beginning social work students with a straightforward realistic approach to understanding how research findings are generated and utilized within the social work profession. Couched within the positivistic and interpretive traditions, the text's "student friendly" step-by-step coverage is the result of decades of the authors' research experiences, and includes all stages of the research process from selecting an initial research topic to the dissemination of the study's findings.

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Groups: Process and Practice, 9th Edition

Brooks/Cole - Focusing on the "what is" and the "how to" of group counseling, including work with children, guidelines, insights, the authors use up-to-date examples, and an enhanced diversity perspective to show you how group leaders can apply the key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups, older adults, and in school settings.

. Learn to blend theory with practice in group work with GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, the respected book that so many helpers and helpers in training rely on every day. Brooks Cole Pub Co.





The Community Needs Assessment Workbook

Oxford University Press - The workbook offers thorough background information and provides step-by-step activities to address the entire process beginning with the planning stage, followed by data collection and analysis, and concluding with preparing your report and implementing findings. In planning community and social services, perceptions of need come from many sources-from the local news to political interest groups-but the first step in conducting efficient and effective community interventions is to look beyond perceptions and identify the actual needs based on available evidence.

Brooks Cole Pub Co. Whether in a classroom setting or in the workplace, this is the book that practitioners will use throughout their entire careers. This workbook helps community groups, analyze, social service organizations, and government agencies collect, prioritize, and present local data in a way that will ensure that a community's needs are understood and met.

The Community Needs Assessment Workbook - Employing a learn-by-doing approach, the book walks readers through the actual steps of creating a comprehensive needs assessment. Creating a comprehensive needs assessment is essential for securing funding and designing programs in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.





Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families: Evidence-Informed Assessments and Interventions

Wiley - Used book in Good Condition. Brooks Cole Pub Co. It offers an array of pedagogical features within each chapter, as well as online resources and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter to help guide critical thinking about topics. Reflecting the current state of evidence-informed social work practice, best or promising practices, each chapter's contributors emphasize the incorporation of wider forms of systematically collected data such as case studies, and consumer-focused data.

A lifespan approach presenting evidence-informed interventions for working with individuals and families Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families covers assessment of and intervention with children, adults, the elderly, adolescents, and families. Reading this book will not only give readers the tools to work effectively with individuals and families, but also develop their skills in evidence informed practice.

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families: Evidence-Informed Assessments and Interventions - Comprehensive and insightful, social work practice with Individuals and Families is a student- and practitioner-friendly text identifying the best assessment tools and strategies available for social workers to successfully serve individuals and families facing a broad range of challenges.





The Practice of Macro Social Work

Cengage Learning - The practice of macro social work, challenges readers to use their concern, values, fourth Edition, and critical thinking skills to assist those who struggle and have been excluded from making decisions that affect their lives--and to empower these less fortunate individuals to reclaim a healthy social environment for themselves and their children.

Used book in Good Condition. Most important is the depth and wealth of practical information that assists readers in understanding how to help people engage in solving social problems, and in influencing social change to bring about a more just society and humane global civilization. Intended for those who want to make a difference in today's modern society, societal, organizational, this comprehensive book explores the theory and methods in nine arenas of macro social work at the community, and global levels of practice.

The Practice of Macro Social Work - . Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage. Com/infotrac. The book's generalist orientation provides an organizational framework as well as history, illustrative contemporary examples, biographical material on leading macro social workers, and factual data that offers real life detail. Brooks Cole Pub Co.





Interviewing for Solutions HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques

Brooks Cole - Written in a clear, informative, and informal style, INTERVIEWING FOR SOLUTIONS features a unique solutions-oriented approach to basic interviewing in the helping professions. Brooks Cole Pub Co. Used book in Good Condition. Peter dejong and insoo kim berg's proven approach views clients as competent, helps them to visualize the changes they want, and builds on what they are already doing that works.

Used book in Good Condition. Throughout the book, the authors present models for solution-focused work, illustrated by examples and supported by research.





Concise Rules of APA Style

American Psychological Association (APA) - Used book in Good Condition. It provides detailed guidance on publication ethics, journal article reporting standards, and the process of journal publication. Used book in Good Condition. Readers will learn how to avoid the grammatical errors most commonly reported by journal editors; how to choose the appropriate format for statistics, figures, and tables; how to credit sources and avoid charges of plagiarism; and how to construct a reference list through a wide variety of examples and sources.

In addition to guidance on grammar points that have challenged writers in the social sciences, theConcise Rulesprovides suggestions for reducing bias in language; reviews the mechanics of style for punctuation, and quotations; examines the preferred use of numbers as well as standards for metrication and statistics; provides guidance on the construction and formatting of tables, capitalization, figures, abbreviation, italicization, headings, spelling, and appendixes; and offers clear examples and models for citing sources and constructing error-free reference lists.

How does theconcise rulesdiffer from thePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association? ThePublication Manualremains the best source for broad background information about scientific publishing. Theconcise rules, by comparison, targets only those rules writers need for choosing the best words and format for their articles.

Concise Rules of APA Style - This easy-to-use pocket guide, compiled from the sixth edition of thePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association, provides complete guidance on the rules of style that are critical for clear communication. It will be an invaluable reference tool for all social science scholars who are serious about communicating clearly and effectively.

Key to this edition is an updated and expanded apa style website, frequently asked questions, sample papers, with many additional resources to help readers learn APA style, including free tutorials, on-line courses, and the APA Style blog.