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Helping social workers understand how to operate within the complex legal environment.
Social Work and Law exposes students to the ways in which social work and law intersect. Students will explore the judiciary’s contributions to important social policy issues and the knowledge social workers need to effectively participate in the judicial process.
An introductory unit presents basic legal concepts, describes the workings of the court system, and shares strategies for avoiding malpractice. The units that follow cover a variety of topics to give instructor’s options for their course and allow students to study their interests. These topics include issues related to children, domestic violence, older adults, the death penalty, health, discrimination, LGBT rights, and the rights of students and immigrants.
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Sunny Harris Rome is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University where has served as BSW Director, MSW Director, and Department Chair. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked as a litigator for the U.S. Department of Education and a lobbyist for the National Association of Social Workers. She teaches courses on social policy, legislative advocacy, social work and the law, forensic social work practice, and community change. Her research interests focus on the intersection of social work and law, primarily in the areas of child welfare and immigration. She is a Faculty Fellow with the Cochrane Collaboration College for Policy and is active in promoting social work involvement in political action. Professor Rome earned her MSW from the University of Michigan and her JD from Georgetown University.Review:
“I am very impressed with this textbook...It hits a good balance between giving the reader lots of details about the legal system and the legal process, without trying to turn social students into law students.”
-Mark Kaufman, Washburn University
“An excellent job of integrating information with social work practice and [offering] examples by means of cases and case law...Very nicely done work...I really enjoyed reading the chapters which were well written and engaging.”
-Pam Graham, Florida State University
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