Social Work: An Empowering Profession (6th Edition)

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Through its discipline-oriented approach to social work, this introductory textbook integrates foundational content areas from the Council on Social Work Education with the contemporary themes of empowerment, strengths, and human rights and social justice.

 

It is the first textbook to fully incorporate the strengths and empowerment perspective while examining values and ethics, cultural diversity, social justice and human rights, social work practice, human behavior, populations at risk, and policy and services.  In addition, the text details the roles of the social worker as consultant, resource manager, and educator, and presents an easy-to-understand paradigm that shows students how the partnership between practitioners and consumers takes place at all systems levels.

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Social Work:  An Empowering Profession

Sixth Edition

Brenda L. DuBois

Karla K. Miley

 

Social Work: An Empowering Profession was the first introduction to social work text to incorporate the strengths and empowerment perspective. This new sixth edition continues to integrate required foundational content coverage from CSWE using the themes of strengths, empowerment, human rights, and social justice. 

 

This text details the roles of the social worker as consultant, resource manager, and educator, while presenting a user-friendly model that illustrates how the partnership between practitioners and clients takes place across all systems levels. Important topics such as values and ethics, cultural diversity, social justice and human rights, social work practice, human behavior, populations at risk, and policy and services are also covered. 

 

New to this edition:

  • Overall revision includes updating of references, with most citations as recent as 2000
  • Revised boxed features “Reflections on Empowerment and Social Justice” and “Reflections on Diversity and Human Rights,” help to emphasize contemporary issues, service delivery examples, and ethical concerns within the context of empowerment and diversity.
  • Expanded coverage of selected fields of practice, including social work in health care, child welfare, and gerontology

What reviewers are saying:

 

 “...I think this book is well written and organized and effectively presents the content I want my students to learn in an introductory social work course.”

                                                          –Cynthia Bishop, Meredith College

 

 

 “This text has some of the best illustrating examples I have seen in a Social Work text...and excellent photographs depicting themes...”

Larry Livingston, University of Illinois, Springfield

 

 

 “I like the style and find it engaging.  Students who provide feedback regarding the text find it very readable.”

Deborah E. Bowen, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

 

 

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Themes of the Times for Social Work, Social Welfare, 2/e:  Contains recent articles from The New York Times related to the field of social work.

 

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“This text has some of the best illustrating examples I have seen in a Social Work text...and excellent photographs depicting themes...”

Larry Livingston, University of Illinois, Springfield

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