The latest book from Cengage Learning on An Introduction to Family Social Work, International Edition
Genre: Family social work, Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole, Pages: 428 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0495808725

Offering a new values perspective, Elizabeth Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS takes the student beyond identifying, describing, and analyzing social welfare policies. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students' awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Pages: 318 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534644937

One of the major tools of attaining proper development all around the world is complete financial inclusion, such that all classes of people can secure their lifestyles through access to financial services from formal sectors. Expanding access to resources and increasing self-employment opportunities help reduce poverty and improve social development. The Handbook of Research on Microfinancial Impacts on Women Empowerment, Poverty, and Inequality is an essential reference source that discusses the role of financial inclusion in gender equality, as well as economic independence and self-employment. Featuring research on topics such as inequality, collaborative economy, and social responsibility, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, economic researchers, and academicians seeking coverage on social mobilization, capital formation, capacity building, and pro-poor economy designs.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: IGI Global, Pages: 452 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781522552413

Segal, Gerdes, and Steiner's AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK, 4E, International Edition introduces you to the social work profession and describes the role of social worker in the social welfare system. Through case studies, personal stories, and exercises, this social work text helps you apply the concepts and truly understand what it means to be a social worker. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Genre: Social service, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 528 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1133355110

Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives your students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families and the foundation knowledge from a generalist perspective to work with groups, communities, and organizations. This edition continues to emphasize the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice; and it reflects the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards with empowerment and strengths perspectives for partnering with clients. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 648 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 049550713X

Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 278 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9384803065

Have you ever considered the ultimate purposes and consequences of good work performed by non-Christians? Have you ever theologically considered the work of non-Christians at all? Is it possible that God would ever give credence to, let alone honor the work of, non-Christians in an ultimate sense? Are you frustrated by theologies of work that are entirely protological in orientation? How do we make sense of biblical excerpts that talk of work being judged towards a particular outcome? The Good Work of Non-Christians, Empowerment, and the New Creation attempts to answer these questions in a manner that also challenges evangelical assumptions about the ultimate outcomes of working life. Drawing strength from eschatologically minded theologies by Miroslav Volf and Darrell Cosden, Weir seeks to replace protology with eschatology in a theology of work about non-Christians. The British evangelical tradition is specifically taken up here so as to make critical assessments of certain airtight theologies regarding human action with reference to the new creation. This book attempts to create a heuristic against unhelpful hermeneutical tendencies that inform evangelical theologies. This is a work that is not only theological, it is biblically, historically, and ethically rigorous.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers, Pages: 276 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781620328101

Using a plentiful selection of skill-building and self-evaluation exercises, Zastrow and Hessenauer's workbook-style text promotes the philosophy that students learn group leadership skills best by practicing them in class. In SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, 10th Edition, the authors discuss topics that are central to understanding group leadership: stages of groups, group dynamics, verbal and nonverbal communication, types of groups, and diversity in groups. They also focus on helping students acquire the competencies and practice behaviors of the 2015 EPAS. With support from this book, your classroom becomes a lab where students can experience what it's like to work in and lead many kinds of groups. Updated throughout with timely new topics and firsthand accounts from experienced social group work professionals, this edition also emphasizes the importance of social workers' self-care. . Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 672 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781337670715

ÿIf you can recognize your guilt, you can use it for self-improvement Ask yourself:Do you want to learn how to forgive yourself?Do you want to correct mistakes instead of hiding them?Do you become angry very quickly? (over-reacting)Do you get caught up in blaming and assigning guilt?Do you often ask yourself "Why did I do that?"Are you afraid that if you don't do everything your partner asks then he/she will leave you?Do you often put down or attack others before they can hurt you?Do you sometimes believe that nothing good can come your way?Do you opt-out of responsibility when possible? If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, then this book is for you. This is the book to help you overcome your unwanted emotional burden. Be ready to embark on a journey of discovery of the many different types of guilt and shame. You can use this little book as a manual to overcome emotional insecurity issues and to give you a clearer perspective on your own emotions of guilt and shame. The exercises in this book will enable you to see yourself as you really are "warts and all" and further exercises will help you in eliminating destructive feelings and actions. "It is hard to believe how much useful information the author has packed into this slender tome." --Sam Vaknin, author ofÿMalignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited Learn more atÿ Book #6 in the 10-Step Empowerment Series
Genre: Self-Help, Editor: Loving Healing Press, Pages: 98 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781615992225

The realities of the high-tech global economy for women and families in the United States. The idea that technology will pave the road to prosperity has been promoted through both boom and bust. Today we are told that universal broadband access, high-tech jobs, and cutting-edge science will pull us out of our current economic downturn and move us toward social and economic equality. In Digital Dead End, Virginia Eubanks argues that to believe this is to engage in a kind of magical thinking: a technological utopia will come about simply because we want it to. This vision of the miraculous power of high-tech development is driven by flawed assumptions about race, class, and gender. The realities of the information age are more complicated, particularly for poor and working-class women and families. For them, information technology can be both a tool of liberation and a means of oppression. But despite the inequities of the high-tech global economy, optimism and innovation flourished when Eubanks worked with a community of resourceful women living at her local YWCA. Eubanks describes a new approach to creating a broadly inclusive and empowering “technology for people,” popular technology, which entails shifting the focus from teaching technical skill to nurturing critical technological citizenship, building resources for learning, and fostering social movement. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.
Genre: Technology & Engineering, Editor: MIT Press, Pages: 289 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780262518130