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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, 11th Edition

  • Charles Zastrow University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Emeritus Professor
  • ISBN-10: 1285077172  |  ISBN-13: 9781285077178
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2004
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.25
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Overview

The bestselling introductory Social Work text on the market, Zastrow's INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: EMPOWERING PEOPLE, 11th Edition, is also lauded for being the most comprehensive. In addition to giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, this text offers a realistic view of social problems in contemporary society, equipping students with real-world insight that they can apply in 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 critically about new, workable methods for problem-solving and empowering clients. Contemporary social problems case studies, exhibits, and tables help students apply concepts and compare and contrast issues. The Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest NASW Standards, 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, 11th Edition, continues to inspire students while giving them insight into real-world practice. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • With its unique social problems approach, this cutting-edge text 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 give students 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.
  • A brief historical review of the development of social welfare, social work, and various social services equips students with a solid background on social work. Zastrow 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, focus readers' attention on the key points to be discussed. A point-by-point chapter summary is keyed to the Learning Objectives.
  • Zastrow's adept use of practical cases, exhibits, and tables helps clarify chapter concepts. Integrated case examples help students identify with people and situations that they will likely encounter as a social worker, while text exhibits help them compare and contrast or learn opposing views of issues.
  • Critical Thinking Questions are interspersed throughout the text to engage students in exploring the practices and policies of social work.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION: SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIAL WORK.
1. Social Welfare: Its Business, History, and Future.
2. Social Work as a Profession and a Career.
3. Generalist Social Work Practice.
Part II: SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
4. Poverty and Public Welfare.
5. Emotional/Behavioral Problems and Counseling.
6. Family Problems and Services to Families.
7. Sexual Orientation and Services to LGBT 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, Ethnocentrism, 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.

What's New

  • Every chapter of the eleventh edition is updated to include the most current information available.
  • New topics include Obamacare, safety guidelines for social workers, school bullying, cyberbullying, intersectionality of multiple factors, the Tea Party movement, open adoptions, motivational interviewing, White supremacy, activity theory for older persons, and trauma and stress disorders.
  • Other new topics include Dr. Temple Grandin, who is autistic; Arizona's Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act; evidence based practice; social work with military personnel, veterans, and their families; the DREAM Act; the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010; and Japan's nuclear plant meltdowns in 2011.
  • This edition has been further revised to assure that the content aligns with the CSWE's 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). It also includes the new NASW Standards.
  • Content is organized around three additional themes to aid understanding and prepare students for their careers: generalist practice, ecological perspectives, and real-life experience (via new "day in the life" vignettes of social workers).
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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This is a wonderful book that is user friendly. It packs a lot of information into one book. Students have stated they will keep the book to use in future social work classes."

— Theresa Johnson

"Excellent teaching tool. This book prepares students for almost any situation they may encounter when entering their field practicum. It will additionally serve as a reference when practicing professionally."

— Dr. Maria A.S. Spence

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor’s Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285176421 | ISBN-13: 9781285176420)

The instructor’s manual (IM) contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It presents chapter-by-chapter suggestions and resources to enhance and facilitate learning.

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285176413 | ISBN-13: 9781285176413)

This comprehensive resource helps you evaluate student’s learning with multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay questions.

Online ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285176464 | ISBN-13: 9781285176468)

Available for download from the instructor website, ExamView® testing software includes all the items from the Test Bank in electronic format, enabling you to create customized tests in print or online.

Online Curriculum Quick Guide  (ISBN-10: 1285176499 | ISBN-13: 9781285176499)

Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1285176480 | ISBN-13: 9781285176482)

This workbook uses reality-based exercises to show students what case managers actually do on a day-to-day basis. Students participate in key parts of the case-management process, including making assessments, arranging services from other agencies, providing advocacy services, and allocating scarce resources.

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285760654 | ISBN-13: 9781285760650)

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Student Supplements

Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1285176480 | ISBN-13: 9781285176482)

This workbook uses reality-based exercises to show students what case managers actually do on a day-to-day basis. Students participate in key parts of the case-management process, including making assessments, arranging services from other agencies, providing advocacy services, and allocating scarce resources.

List Price = $45.95  | CengageBrain Price = $45.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.50

LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285760654 | ISBN-13: 9781285760650)

List Price = $172.00  | CengageBrain Price = $172.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $172.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Charles Zastrow

Charles Zastrow, MSW, Ph.D., 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 PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman).