Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a nationally recognized, best-selling text and unique website for US Introductory Social Work and Social Welfare courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in a variety of practice settings. This new third edition is an up-to-date profile of the world in which today’s social workers practice, with current demographic, statistical, legislative, policy, and research information; sensitive discussions of contemporary ethical issues; and new first-person narratives from social workers in a variety of fields. The call to become engaged in some of society’s most challenging issues is clearer than in previous editions.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 427 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781136314346


Workbook with chapter summaries and experiential exercises.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534608477


This introductory social work book provides both a theoretical and applied overview of the U.S. social welfare system, with international perspectives throughout. Other strengths include themes of empowerment theory and practice and an ecosystems framework. Part I is devoted to the history of social work in the U.S. as well as issues of economic oppression, social oppression, human rights, and restorative justice. Part II is devoted to social work across the life cycle.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Pages: 458 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534642829


The best-selling Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long takes students to the root of the social work profession by covering its history, practice settings, and career paths within a unique advocacy framework. This advocacy practice and policy model comprised of four components—economic and social justice, a supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access—provides an effective lens for viewing today’s social issues. Throughout the book, an emphasis on advocacy underscores the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on not just the clinical/client level, but also at organizational, community, national, and international levels. The Second Edition closely aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and references the 2018 Code of Ethics from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Through the authors’ inclusion of reflective practice, students will be encouraged to engage in critical thought and contemplate a career in social work.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 912 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506394510


Social Work in the 21st Century is a T1 for courses called Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare. It is an overview of the Welfare system in America and it gives special attention to the role of a social worker and how they have historically interacted with the system. This book is written as an alternative to the market leader, Zastrow, which is highly dense introduction to the social welfare system and social work. The course is open to all majors and is often the course that draws students into the major of social work. This book is intended to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system. Unique features of the text include pedagogical features such as "You be the Social Worker," "Questions to Determine your Frame of Reference," "Info tables," and detailed cases with discussion questions. All these features reviewed very well in the text, and all are going to be retained, updated and expanded in the new edition. In addition, the author will add interviews with social workers in various roles and contexts. Reviewers made some very valuable recommendations for the new edition. They include the following: Incorporating a greater focus on the Person in Environment perspective (unique to social work) and a greater focus on macro issues and policy. They also recommended adding more visually appealing elements such as more photos throughout the text. A new feature will be invited essays by social workers in various roles from across the country. This will give students a first hand experience of the variety of roles social workers perform. In addition, the author will update the book to reflect recent current events, such as the historic election, the recent catastrophes and government response (since the book's publication) and will incorporate a greater emphasis on international issues. Finally, the author will give great
Genre: Social Science, Editor: SAGE, Pages: 697 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781412975780


Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances readers' ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those who are contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. This fifth edition is completely updated in every chapter, and includes practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Written in a clear and straightforward manner, the book provides numerous case examples to illustrate social work practice. 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: 608 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781305856080


Delivering a comprehensive overview of the profession, Zastrow's bestselling Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, International Edition looks at contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages readers to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. Throughout the book, practical social problems cases, exhibits, and tables help the reader apply chapter concepts to real-world situations, as well as compare and contrast the issues. Completely up to date, the Tenth Edition includes new coverage of human rights, the housing crisis and recession, President Obama's social welfare agenda, and much more.
Genre: Public welfare, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 617 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0495809969



Genre: Charities, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: 584 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0134970160


The bestselling book on the market, Zastrow’s Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e is also acclaimed as the most comprehensive. Giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, the text examines contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems--equipping students with real-world insight they can put into practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. A wealth of social problems cases, exhibits, and tables helps students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Standards updates as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e continues to inspire students while giving them true insight into real-world practice. 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: 640 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0495809527


The underlying frame of social work is the nation state, and it is from within the state that welfare strategies and social policies are devised and implemented. However, post-colonialism, globalisation, migration and the associated implications for human rights, social justice and social welfare policies contest the idea of a clearly defined space for social work and present new challenges for researchers and practitioners. Transnational Social Work and Social Welfare argues for the increased importance of the transnational perspective in social work theory and practice. The book challenges the idea of the nation state as a given entity and argues that globalization and an increasing number of people crossing borders must have an impact on the theories and strategies of social work. The international contributors are critical of a restricted focus on a geographically defined space and the impact on work with clients. With cases covering China, France, India, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Israel, Turkey, the book highlights the challenges as well as the opportunities this new perspective can open up for theories and strategies in social work. It will be of interest to students, researchers and social workers interested in migration, social care, poverty and cultural competency in health and social care.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 306 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317431190