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Introduction to Social Work
An Advocacy-Based Profession

Third Edition
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September 2021 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The award-winning Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession takes students on an exploration of what social work is, what it was historically, and how to be an effective advocate as a social worker moving forward. Built on a unique advocacy practice and policy model comprised of four components—economic and social justice, a supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access—the book provides a crucial lens for viewing today’s social issues. Best-selling authors Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long emphasize advocacy throughout all sectors of social work, with a focus on environmental, international, and military social work. The Third Edition closely aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE); references the 2018 Code of Ethics from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); and includes profound discussions of societal impacts on areas of public health, policy, juvenile justice, race, inequality, social movements, and self-care.

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Part I: Understanding Social Work
 
Chapter 1: The Social Work Profession
 
Chapter 2: The History of Social Work
 
Chapter 3: Generalist Social Work Practice
 
Chapter 4: Advocacy in Social Work
 
Part II: Responding to Need
 
Chapter 5: Poverty and Inequality
 
Chapter 6: Family and Child Welfare
 
Chapter 7: Health Care and Health Challenges
 
Chapter 8: Physical, Cognitive, and Developmental Challenges
 
Chapter 9: Mental Health
 
Chapter 10: Substance Use and Addiction
 
Chapter 11: Helping Older Adults
 
Chapter 12: Criminal Justice
 
Part III: Working in Changing Contexts
 
Chapter 13: Communities at Risk and Housing
 
Chapter 14: The Changing Workplace
 
Chapter 15: Veterans, Service Members, Their Families, and Military Social Work
 
Chapter 16: Environmentalism
 
Chapter 17: International Social Work

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

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  • Lecture notes
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion Questions 
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Student Study Site

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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The Third Edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class.
  • New and updated contemporary topics involving social work advocacy and political action at the federal level, especially in the area of health care reform, help readers examine the changes that occur when leadership shifts in the United States.
  • Increased attention to ethics includes the need to consider dilemmas and applying ethical considerations in social work practice.
  • Additional person-first language throughout makes the material more accessible to readers.
  • Enhanced content on the intersections of diversity and multicultural practice reflects today’s increasingly diverse world.
  • Additional coverage of substance use and addiction services gives attention to growing areas of concern in social work.
KEY FEATURES:
  • A unique advocacy framework explores the signature roots of the social work profession, its history, key figures, practice settings, policies, and the type of work performed on individual, group, community, local, state, national, and international levels.
  • A theme of inter-professional education and practice is integrated throughout and illustrated within various case vignettes.
  • A grid of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) within the preface serves as an easy reference to the accreditation requirements set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
  • Reflective practice and Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) are integrated throughout.  
  • Social Work in Action, Spotlight on Advocacy and Current Trends boxes provide applied examples of social workers' transformative opportunities and contributions in confronting complicated life situations.
  • Time to Think features ask students to reflect on their own experiences in relation to the chapter to make content easier to retain.
  • Your Career sections introduce potential career paths for future social workers.
  • Robust in-text pedagogy includes learning objectives, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and exercises for mastering the material.
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