Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, 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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This best-selling text, now in its Tenth Edition, continues to give students a thorough introduction to the field of social work, with unique attention paid toward the diverse groups with whom social workers provide services, including children, older adults, disabled persons, and members of minority racial and ethnic groups.

New to this Edition:

  • An informative and powerful chapter on social work practice with Muslims in America speaks to the aftermath of September 11, 2001.
  • Newly updated statistics that reflect the 2000 Census.
  • Totally revised chapters on social work in rural areas and social work with women.
  • New chapter on social work practice and African Americans.
“I can always rely on the currency of data and information in the Morales and Sheafor text. Having frequent updated editions of the text makes it an attractive text selection. Social Work is an area that is constantly changing and evolving and it is very important to have a text that presents current data and information.”
Carol J. Bridges, East Central University

About the Author:

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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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Sheafor, Bradford W., Morales, Armando T
Published by Pearson (2011)
ISBN 10: 0205042511 ISBN 13: 9780205042517
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