Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces (Updated Edition) (12th Edition)

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9780205034673: Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces (Updated Edition) (12th Edition)

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This best-selling text continues to offer a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work with a unique focus on the diverse groups to whom social workers provide services; including children, older adults, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups.

 

It covers the emergence of the profession of social work, career oportunities for social workers, and the values and competencies required of social workers.

 

Timely issues that this edition addresses include the following: the events of 9/11 and their dramatic influence on human services in the United States; the United States involvement in Middle East warfare; the physical and emotional damage to individuals involved in Middle East warfare; and the 2000 Census---how substantial changes in the U.S. population suggest a need for realignment of social services.   

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Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, now in its ninth edition, has stood the test of time as an introduction to the profession of social work. This book includes historical material on the emergence of social work as a profession, the areas and groups where human services are provided, and career opportunities for social workers today.

The book reflects up-to-date empirical data about where social workers are employed, what positions they hold, what personal characteristics they bring to their practice, and the competencies required to perform their work. The main focus of the text is on the various groups (most of them disenfranchised), to whom social workers provide services, including children, older adults, women, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups. A new chapter entitled "Social Work Throughout the World" helps readers gain a broader understanding of how the profession of social work has evolved in different parts of the world.

For anyone interested in Social Work.

About the Author:

Armando T. Morales... Coming Soon!


Brad Sheafor is Professor of Social Work at Colorado State University where has taught a wide variety of courses in both the BSW and MSW programs. He has also served in administrative positions including Director of the social work program, Associate Dean for Research and Interim Dean of the umbrella college that includes social work, Associate Director of the Human Factors Research Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Family and Youth Institute.

                Dr. Sheafor has served as a juvenile probation officer, director of a community planning council, and as president of his local United Way. He has been a member of the Exam Committee for the Association of Social Work Boards (licensing), part of the workgroup creating NASW’s Center for Workforce Studies, and a founding member of the Baccalaureate Program Directors Association. With the Council on Social Work Education he has been President, Senior Scholar, and recipient of CSWE’s Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award. He has also been a Fulbright Lecturer to New Zealand and a Visiting Fellow in Australia.

                Dr. Sheafor is co-author of 23 books listed with the Library of Congress. In addition to12 editions of Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces (with Armando Morales and Malcolm Scott), he has co-authoredTechniques for Social Work Practice (8 editions with Charles Horejsi), a history of the development of baccalaureate social work in the United States (with Barbara Shank), a book on field instruction (edited with Lowell Jenkins), and book reporting a comprehensive task analysis of social work practice (with Robert Teare).


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