Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills by Dean H. Hepworth, Ronald H. Rooney, Glenda Dewberry Rooney,

By Dean H. Hepworth, Ronald H. Rooney, Glenda Dewberry Rooney, Kim Strom-Gottfried, Jo Ann Larsen

Choked with examples, illustrations, and confirmed studying stories from the sphere, DIRECT SOCIAL paintings perform: idea and abilities, 8th version prepares social paintings scholars for potent real-world perform. Incorporating many case examples from social paintings practitioners in addition to the authors' own reports, the e-book integrates the foremost theories and talents that direct social paintings practitioners have to comprehend and master--earning the publication its popularity because the vintage resource for supporting scholars examine direct perform abilities.

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As described above, social work as a helping profession is characterized by its sensitivity not only to the policy context of practice but also a broader professional context related to organizations, communities, and society. In pursuit of this competency, you should be informed, resourceful, and proactive in responding to the evolving organizations, community, and societal context at all levels of practice. You will discover, appraise, and attend to changing locales, populations, scientific and technological developments, and emerging societal trends in order to provide relevant services.

MSW students thus are prepared for both generalist and specialized practice. Both similarities in orientation and differences in function between BSW and MSW social workers and the importance of having practitioners at both levels are highlighted in the following case example. Note that similarities and differences exist on a continuum such that some MSW social workers perform some of the tasks otherwise ascribed to the BSW practitioner, and vice versa. Similarly, differences in their tasks may arise based on geographic region, field of practice, and availability of MSW-trained practitioners.

No two individuals, families, groups, or neighborhoods are the same). As a consequence, people do not merely react to environmental forces. Rather, they act on their environments, thereby shaping the responses of other people, groups, institutions, and even the physical environment. For example, people make choices about where to live, whether to upgrade or to neglect their living arrangements, and whether to initiate or support policies that combat urban decay, safeguard the quality of air and water, and provide adequate housing for the elderly poor.

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