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Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10th Edition

  • Charles Zastrow
  • ISBN-10: 0495809527
  • ISBN-13: 9780495809524
  • 640 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2000
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Overview

About the Product

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.

Features

  • With its unique social problems approach, the book describes how people are affected by such problems as poverty, child abuse, emotional difficulties, sexism, alcoholism, crime, and discrimination, to name a few. It also offers information on the nature, extent, and causes of such problems. Presenting both sides of major social issues, Zastrow provides even and balanced coverage to help students gain greater understanding and insight into the issues.

  • The text presents a practical focus on generalist social work: how to counsel individuals and groups, how to develop new services, and how to improve existing community services.

  • Zastrow offers a brief historical review of the development of social welfare, social work, and various social services, equipping students with the necessary background on social work. He also integrates key social work issues throughout, including the strengths perspective, international perspectives, spirituality, populations-at-risk, and ethnic-sensitive social work practice.

  • The text emphasizes the ecological perspective--the biological, psychological, and sociological influences on human behavior.

  • Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter, identified by letters, direct readers to the key points of the chapter. A new point-by-point chapter summary keyed to the learning objectives.

  • Zastrow's adept use of practical cases, exhibits, and tables helps clarify chapter concepts. Integrated throughout the text, case examples help students identify with people and situations that they'll likely encounter as social workers, while text exhibits help readers compare and contrast or learn opposing views of issues.

  • Critical Thinking Questions are interspersed throughout the text to engage students in an exploring the practices and policies of social work.

About the Author

Charles Zastrow

Charles Zastrow, MSW, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).

Table of Contents

1. Social Welfare: Its Business, History, and Future.
2. Social Work as a Profession and a Career.
3. Generalist Social Work Practice.
4. Poverty and Public Welfare.
5. Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Counseling.
6. Family Problems and Services to Families.
7. Sexual Orientation and Services with GLBT Individuals.
8. Drug Abuse and Drug Treatment Programs.
9. Crime, Juvenile Delinquency, and Correctional Services.
10. Problems in Education and School Social Work.
11. Work-Related Problems and Social Work in the Workplace.
12. Racism, Ethnocentricism, and Strategies for Advancing Social and Economic Justice.
13. Sexism and Efforts for Achieving Equality.
14. Aging and Gerontological Services.
15. Health Problems and Medical Social Services.
16. Physical and Mental Disabilities and Rehabilitation.
17. Overpopulation, Misuse of the Environment, and Family Planning.
Epilogue: Your Future in Combating Human Problems.
Appendix: Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.

New to this edition

  • Completely current, the thoroughly updated Tenth Edition includes the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditations Standards of CSWE.
  • The change of the national administration of President Obama has far reaching implications on social welfare policy and these changes are highlighted in the 10e
  • The field of social work is constantly being impacted by developments within society at large. Among the recent developments discussed in the 10e include, the housing crisis and the current recession, new information on the benefits and shortcomings of TANF, the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, immigration status, and steroid use in baseball.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

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This comprehensive resource contains chapter summaries, suggestions for discussion topics, essay questions, guest speakers, class exercises, and objective multiple-choice and true/false test questions for each chapter in the main text. A partial Instructor's Manual without the test bank items is available for download at the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

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Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows students to build skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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Student Supplements

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 053848604X | ISBN-13: 9780538486040)

Jumpstart your course with rich, text-specific content available online on this password protected website.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495780286 | ISBN-13: 9780495780281)

Succeed in your social work course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

WebTutor™ on WebCT Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 049578026X | ISBN-13: 9780495780267)

Succeed in your social work course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.