The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) protects the health of all Americans and provides essential human services.
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Advancing Social Work Practice in the Health Care Field by Gary Rosenberg; Helen Rehr (Editor)Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Department of Social Work at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, this innovative and exciting book traces the growth of the social work mission and the development of vanguard social work programs at Mount Sinai. Leading social work educators and practitioners look at where the profession is today and speculate on where it might be going. Each article is new and original to this book, and each contributor is a distinguished representative from his specialty in the field. Advancing Social Work Practice in the Health Care Field, with its wealth of historical, practical, and theoretical information, reflects today s state of the art in selected areas and should serve as an information source not only for practitioners and administrators, but also for educators who are committed to enhancing the social work services and the quality of social health care."
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Publication Date: 1983-01-01
Disability and Social Work Education by Francis K. O. Yuen (Editor); Carol B. Cohen (Editor); Kristine Tower (Editor)Bridging the chasm between the disabled and a just and fair society takes skill, dedication, and a deep understanding of the issues. Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues presents leading social work experts providing insightful, effective strategies to address the current gaps in the system between social work and those individuals with disabilities. Diverse perspectives on all levels of social work practice are integrated with the basic tenets of social justice, accessibility to services, and human rights. Specific challenges and issues are addressed in work with disabled populations. Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues examines the social construction of disability that connotes inferiority and highlights practical strategies for change. This creative resource gives social work educators, students, and practitioners the opportunity to embrace diverse and creative ways for integrating a generalist social work model in their work with various size systems that are related to disability. Chapters include extensive references, appendixes, tables, and figures to clearly illustrate topics. Topics in Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues include: model curriculum on disabilities that incorporates diverse perspectives of social work practice with individuals who have physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities protecting the legal rights of children and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) empowering disabled individuals for civil rights to have access to community living the academic process of helping students who are disabled achieve their academic goals components of the Americans with Disabilities Act-and key decisions made by the Supreme Court strategies of intervention for macro change historical overview of family policy and practice as it relates to children and adolescents who are disabled the biopsychosocial framework as an assessment tool to develop interventions the use of the therapeutic relationship and psychodynamic and ecological approaches to social work practices helping clients with disabilities develop adaptive religious and spiritual beliefs disability protests and movements and their implications on social work practice the Capacity Approach and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as social work tools basic guidelines for undertaking research about and with people who have disabilities Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues is a valuable, unique resource for social work educators, students, and practitioners.
Social Work in Health Settings by Toba S. KersonWidely used in social work and health care education courses, Social Work in Health Settingsis the most comprehensive text of its kind. It introduces social work students to a range of clients and provides an overview of many social work settings and services in the health arena. If you're a practitioner, you'll find the book useful for examining and evaluating your practice. This second edition features 18 new chapters and chapter subjects and rewritten and updated versions of the 14 chapters which were part of the first edition. As a casebook, Social Work in Health Settingsprovides you with an excellent opportunity for understanding particular techniques and interventions. You'll find examples from expert practitioners in a variety of health settings and a thorough integration of social work theory and practice that eliminates the need to assign other supplements for undergraduate/graduate sequences in health care. The book will also help you promote discussions of issues that arise when working in particular settings and with certain populations. Social Work in Health Settings presents a framework called Spractice in context, developed as a tool for teaching and evaluation, that addresses the three dimensions of context thought to have the most direct consequences for the relationship between social worker and client--policy, technology, and organization. The framework is applied to 32 settings (ten more than the first edition!) drawn from services to children and/or families; acute and high-technology care; rehabilitation, long-term intervention and advocacy; mental health care; and care for the frail elderly and hospice care. Social Work in Health Settingsenables you, as a social work professional, to understand the context in which your work with clients occurs, in order to interpret and influence the important dimensions of your client contact. This thought-provoking volume will also encourage educators and students to understand the decisions that affect the helping relationship so that the needs of clients can be evaluated and met properly. In this era of managed care, downsizing, and cost-cutting, the approach in Social Work in Health Settingsproves more salient than ever before.
Call Number: HV687.5.U5 K48 1997
Publication Date: 1997-07-17
Social Work in the Health Field by Lois A. Fort CowlesOffering a comprehensive introduction to the field, this updated edition reflects the increasing demands of clients in nursing homes or hospice care and the corresponding decline of traditional hospital-based social work. The focus is on prevention and health promotion and the relevance of social environmental conditions.
The United States Census Bureau is responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
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Essential Law for Social Workers by Robert G. MaddenWhether protecting their own rights or those of their clients, or navigating the juvenile justice, immigration, or welfare systems, social workers confront legal issues every day. This book explores legal concepts, legal reasoning, and legal processes-illustrated with case vignettes from social work practice-in order to provide social work practitioners and students with practical and accessible legal knowledge. It introduces readers to scholarship about the law and to conceptual knowledge that can be applied to any interaction with the legal system. Social workers are thereby enabled to "think like a lawyer" and increase their effectiveness. The volume features a discussion of recent reform movements, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, and an appendix of sources for legal information and research on the law.
Understanding Human Rights by Elisabeth ReichertHuman rights in the social work environment are either theortetical or general concepts that require application to the specifics of practical settings. Understanding Human Rights is written with these practitioners in mind, avoiding lengthy, academic discussions, it provides exercises that easily translate human rights concepts into everyday practice.
Call Number: HV41 .R435 2006
Publication Date: 2006-05-16
Decision Making in Social Work by Terence O'SullivanThis edition maintains its accessible and engaging style to provide readers with a coherent framework for effective decision making. Decision making is a core activity in social work and this important text is essential reading for all students of social work.
Call Number: HV43 .O894 2011
Publication Date: 2010-11-15
Professional Decision Making in Social Work by Brian TaylorMany social workers face daily pressure to make sound decisions in very difficult circumstances, occasionally having to manage impossible expectations. Politicians and the media may spotlight care decisions where a tragedy or complaint occurs. In this complex arena of conflicting demands and considerations - from the public, the client, the family, the organisation - the professional needs a robust and yet flexible framework to inform practice decisions. This book is written to help social work practitioners and students make professional decisions with clients; from exercising statutory powers and duties to protect children from abuse, to making decisions about risk.
The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families.
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Advanced Social Work with Children and Families by Lucille Allain (Editor); Christine Cocker (Editor)Practice and legislation in child and family social work are always changing and have once again come under the spotlight. This text contextualises the bureaucratisation and managerialism of modern social work while also covering the advanced and complex skills necessary for competent social work practice in this area. The recent introduction of a new framework for Post-Qualifying social work practice provides an opportunity for the development of a robust text covering the basics at an advanced level.
Call Number: HV751 .A6 A38 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-25
Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice by Sally HollandThis thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice is an essential guide for social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. Focusing on 'core' assessments and guiding the reader through the complexities of conducting assessments of need and risk, the book now includes within each chapter a range of specifically-tailored exercises and focus points which encourage readers both to reflect on what they have learnt and to understand how they can apply that learning to practice. Placing a strong emphasis on good, evidence-based, assessment practice, Sally Holland has also, for this new edition, included original research evidence from a wide range of up-to-date research studies which are relevant to today's practice and which aim to promote a critical and reflective approach to the assessment process. The book is divided into three parts: - Part 1 explores different appoaches to assessment work, outlining policy changes and their implications for working with children and their families. - Part 2 studies those involved in child and family assessments: children and their parents; and the relationship between the assessors and the assessed. - Part 3 - a more practical guide - outlines the actual process of an assessment, illustrated by case studies, focusing on planning assessment methods, analysis, reporting and critical evaluation. Accessibly relating theory and research to actual practice through the use of case studies, exercises, and suggestions for good practice and further reading, this book has a student-friendly structure It will be an invaluable resource for practitioners and academics across the field of social welfare, particularly for those embarking on, or already involved in, child and family assessment.
Call Number: HV697 .H65 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-08
Neglected Children and Their Families by Olive StevensonThose who work with children and young people have a responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare. Recognizing and detecting signs of emotional abuse and neglect is an important responsibility as well as a key skill. As well as ensuring that children and young people are free from harm, it is equally important to ensure their well-being and quality of life. This new edition of Olive Stevenson s highly respected text is updated throughout to include the latest policy and research developments, and expanded to include greater consideration of topics such as the impact of parental mental health, substance abuse and alcoholism on parental capacity and the issue of parents with learning disabilities. Providing clear guidelines for the assessment and intervention of child neglect, Neglected Children and Their Families is an invaluable resource for all those studying and working in childcare, including social workers, health visitors and child nurses. Includes recent policy and research developments in the field, and includes latest government initiatives Provides best-practice guidelines for the detection and assessment of neglect Written by a highly-respected authority in the area Evidence-based, accessible and practical in style
Call Number: HV751 .A6 S67 2007
Publication Date: 2007-06-25
Social Work Practice with Children by Nancy Boyd Webb; Cynthia Franklin (Foreword by)Louisa May Alcott paints a vivid portrait of New England at the time of the American Civil War in this touching classic. With their loving father away at the front, times are particularly difficult for the four March girls and their mother, left at home. Despite these hardships, the "little women"--Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth--never lose faith, remaining ever cheerful with a generosity of spirit to warm even the coldest of hearts.
The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) is a non-governmental organization focused on advocacy, knowledge-building and technical assistance projects in various areas of social development carried out at the country level and internationally.
The Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) is a national individual membership organization dedicated to providing essential services, products, professional support, and national identity for Clinical Social Workers.