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Social Work in the 21st Century
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Social Work in the 21st Century

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April 1997 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This collection of original essays from leaders in the profession comments on the current state of social work in the United States, and how it ought to change, in light of social change in the US and the world as a whole.
 
PART ONE: THE EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
Martha N Ozawa
Demographic Changes and Their Implications
Nancy Rose
The Future Economic Landscape
Michael Reisch
The Political Context of Social Work
James Midgley
Social Work in International Context
Challenges and Opportunites

 
Mark J Stern
Poverty and Postmodernity
John F Longres
The Impact and Implications of Multiculturalism
Eleanor L Brilliant
Nonprofit Organizations, Social Policy and Public Welfare
 
PART TWO: POLICY AND PRACTICE
 
A. POLICY ISSUES
Duncan Lindsey and Julia R Henly
The Future of Child Welfare
Ira M Schwartz
Juvenile Justice
Back to the Future, or Will We Learn from the Past?

 
Stephen Gorin and Cynthia Moniz
Social Work and the Health Care
Tomi Gomory
Mental Health Services
Lawrence S Root
Social Work and the Workplace
Bonnie Yegidis
Family Violence
Implications for Social Work Practice

 
Neal E Cutler
The Financial Gerontology Birthdays of 1995-1996
Social Security at 60 and the 'Baby' Boom at 50

 
Nazneen S Mayadas and Doreen Elliott
Lessons from International Social Work
Policies and Practices

 
 
B: PRACTICE ISSUES
Steven P Schinke
Prospects for Prevention
Stanley Wenocur and Steven Soifer
Prospects for Community Organization
Jane Isaacs Lowe
A Social-Health Model
A Paradigm for Social Work in Health Care

 
Mary Ann Mason
Opportunities for Social Workers in the Law
The Jury Is Out

 
Beth Lewis
Occupational Social Work Practice
Nancy Cook Von Bretzel
Social Work Practice with Marginalized Populations
Lorraine Gutiérrez
Multicultural Community Organizing
Stephanie Hochman
School-Community Collaboratives
The Missing Links

 
Ram A Cnaan
Recognizing the Role of Religious Congregations and Denominations in Social Work Provision
Iris Carlton-LaNey
Social Workers as Advocates for Elders
 
PART THREE: THEORIES, KNOWLEDGE, VALUES AND THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION
 
A. THEORIES, KNOWLEDGE AND VALUES
Jerome C Wakefield
Social Work and Psychiatry
Toward a Conceptually Based Partnership

 
Tomi Gomory
Social Work and Philosophy
Eileen Gambrill
Social Work Education
Current Concerns and Possible Futures

 
Bruce A Thyer, Alicia Isaac and Rufus Larkin
Integrating Research and Practice
Frederic G Reamer
Ethical Issues for Social Work Practice
Burton Gummer
Ethics and Administrative Practice
The Politics of Values and the Value of Politics

 
 
B. THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION
James Leiby
Social Work and Social Responsibility
David Stoesz
The End of Social Work
Paula Allen-Meares and Yosikazu DeRoos
The Future of the Social Work Profession
Rosemary Sarri
International Social Work at the Millennium
David M Austin
The Profession of Social Work
In the Second Century

 

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