Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces (9th Edition)

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This best-selling introductory text focuses on social work with diverse groups, including people with disabilities and various ethnic, racial, gender, age and rural/urban/suburban populations. Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, now in its ninth edition, has established the all-time longevity record in social work texts as an introduction to the profession of social work, having educated approximately 130,000 students since 1977. This text 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 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 students gain a broader understanding of how the profession of social work has evolved in different parts of the world.

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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.

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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).


Malcolm Scott.... Coming Soon!

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