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Now available in paperback format and thoroughly updated to reflect the latest CSWE ethical standards and current social work literature, this hands-on text offers a practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive introduction to foundation macro practice. Encouraging you to build on their one-on-one (micro) and group (mezzo) communication skills, the authors outline a guided, step-by-step plan for community and organizational change. Two models -- Prepare and Imagine -- form the heart of the book, providing valuable frameworks for effective macro social work practice. A running case study illustrates these models in action. The authors' coverage of such skills as working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and working within court settings -- as well as lively vignettes and a wide variety of highlights that include hands-on tips and sample forms -- will further enhance your expertise.
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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served on the Editorial Board of AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals including the Journal of Social Work Education. Dr. Kirst-Ashman has been a member on the Board of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin. She has been the recipient of both the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University Outstanding Teaching Award. She earned her BSW degree and MSSW degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies.Review:
"Kirst-Ashman and Hull balance coverage with feasibility, with the resulting text being thorough yet readable. One of the reasons they are able to do this so effectively is their use of examples of concepts, often in boxed highlights form. These examples provide yet more content in that they are carefully selected to illustrate various aspects of social work practice, while also reinforcing basic theoretical concepts presented in the text."
"...this is an outstanding text that clearly fits well with CSWE guidelines and is current. The authors introduce a wealth of important material to students through the PREPARE and IMAGINE process."
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