Social Work in the 21st Century
An Introduction to Social Welfare, Social Issues, and the Profession
- Morley D. Glicken - Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA
A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare
Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.
The detailed information to introduce students to the field of social work and the inclusion of international social work.
The most interesting part of this book is an introduction to social problems from a different approach than in other main books in the field of social work. For example, it includes problems in the workplace, cyber-bullying, death and dying, religiously affiliated social service, and potential social problems. Unique parts of this handbook are chapters on international issues and the roles of social work.
Chosen by Social Work department, and as an instructor I find Sage online materials to be very useful.
A comprehensive text for social work and social welfare professionals. It has a good overview of theoretical foundations of social work practice alongside good practice and case examples. It is very strongly set within a US context, which at times renders some of the content less useful for European/Australian/other audiences. However a good, clear text that would be useful on any social work student's bookshelf.
Combines all aspects of defining what is social work. Also integrates social work history and better explains what it is to have a career in social work.
This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive text for an Intro to Social Work course. It is simply excellent.