Karen K. Kirst-Ashmanas introductory book enhances the readeras 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 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. The topics covered include practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Therefore, a thorough understanding of services for children and families is basic to understanding social welfare and social work. ... The important thing is that such groups function as familiesa (Zastrow aamp; Kirst-Ashman, 2010, p. 153).
|Title||:||Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2012-02-13|