Social Workers' Desk Reference

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Following in the groundbreaking path of its predecessor, the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides reliable and highly accessible information about effective services and treatment approaches across the full spectrum of social work practice. Succinct, illuminating chapters written by the field's most respected and experienced scholars and practitioners ensure that it will continue to be the sourcebook for all social workers.

Social work practitioners and agency administrators are increasingly confronted with having to do more with less, and must make decisions and provide services as quickly as possible. The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, builds on the landmark achievement of the first edition with thorough revisions and over 75 all-new chapters. Its outstanding wealth of well-tested knowledge, presented in a crisp, to-the-point manner, makes it an even more vital resource for time-pressed practitioners. Page after page offers an abundance of up-to-date information and key tools and resources such as practice guidelines, program evaluations, validated assessment scales, and step-by-step treatment plans necessary for success in today's managed-care environment. The growing importance of evidence-based practice in social work is reflected throughout the chapters, as well as by the inclusion of an entire section devoted to showing how to use evidence intelligently and efficaciously.

The Social Workers' Desk Reference, Second Edition, speaks directly to the daily realities of social workers in private, non-profit, and public settings, whatever their expertise and in all areas of practice: assessment and diagnosis, ethics, risk assessment, program evaluation, and beyond. Case managers, clinical social workers, supervisors, and administrators alike who have come to rely on the previous volume will quickly find its successor just as indispensable.

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D.S.W. from U. of Maryland. Chairman of Administration of Justice Department. Author or co-author of ten books, many in second or third editions, among them: Moraskin/Roberts: Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century 2ND (PH, 1998, 444 pp. $55.00), Roberts: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research 2/e (O.U.P., 2000), Roberts ed. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998, 300 pp. $45.95) He has also published two other books with Sage: Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Cognitive Treatment - pub d.1/95, sales to date of 2,585/$61,662 (2,290 paper/$50,497) Helping Crime Victims: Research, Policy and Practice pub d 6/90, sales to date of 3,031/$57,325 (2,425 paper/$40,943)

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"This enhanced edition continues to provide students, teachers, and practitioners an effective resource tool reflecting best practices in the social work field. It continues the tradition of the 1st edition by providing the reader the most up-to-date information in a straightforward manner written by experts in their areas of practice...Social Workers' Desk Reference is a must have resource document for all social work practitioners. The text creates an environment for learning from the beginning to the end. The content is easy to read and understand. Students, educators, and practitioners will find it valuable as a reference guide in learning new knowledge and keeping updated with concepts, theories, and interventions that pertain to social work practice."--Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics


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