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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Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces, 11th Edition

 

Armando T. Morales, University of California at Los Angeles

Bradford W. Sheafor, Colorado State University

Malcolm E. Scott, Colorado State University

 

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.

 

Now in its Eleventh Edition, Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces has educated approximately 150,000 students since 1977. It has stayed current with changes in the human services and social work profession, introducing proactive, cutting-edge material rather than maintaining a reactive position, as reflected in most other texts of its kind. Especially 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; United States involvement in Middle East warfare and the aftermath of physical and emotional damage to individuals involved and their families; and the 2000 Census and how substantial changes in the U.S. population suggest a need for realignment of social services.   

 

Fundamentally, 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.

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What Reviewers Are Saying:

 

“The hallmark of this text is its devotion to timely material germane to the social work profession. Social Work is the most comprehensive, culturally competent text that I have reviewed....A state of the art publication that focuses on social work as a part of an ever-changing society.”

 

--Carla Mueller, Lindenwood University

 

[Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces] contains a lot of information that is relevant and pertinent to the profession, the welfare system, the settings in which social work is practiced, and the client population addressed. The text does an excellent job of presenting historical information about the profession.”

 

--Tina Hancock, Campbell University

 

[Social Work: A Profession of Many Faces] does an outstanding job of covering all the major topics necessary in an introduction course, as well as content necessary to meet CSWE accreditation requirements.”

 

--Catherine N. Dulmus, The University of Tennessee

 

 

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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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