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This book is a compilation of real cases submitted by social workers and faculty teaching social work courses. The cases help students understand how clients, issues, and agencies interact, as well as see how that understanding connects with the actual "doing" of generalist social work practice. The cases reflect a broad range of courses in the social work curriculum and the most current CSWE standards.
General Questions to Assist in Case Analysis.
Part I: MICRO PRACTICE: INDIVIDUALS.
1. The Case of Trent.
2. The Case of Trent Revisited: A Single Subject Research Design.
3. The Young Bears.
4. Nalani Ethel: Social Work with a Hawaiian Woman and Her Family.
5. Saundra Santiago.
6. The Case of Mrs. Miller: A Long Engagement.
7. Late Night with Bea Rosen.
8. Substance Abuse as Problem or Symptom: The Smith Family.
9. Una Rosa.
Part II: MEZZO PRACTICE: FAMILIES AND GROUPS.
10. Personal Growth and Self-Esteem through Cultural Spiritualism: A Native American Experience.
11. In the Best Interest of the Child.
12. Between Two Worlds.
13. Sally's Saga.
14. Brad: Consequences of a Dysfunctional Family.
15. A Visit to Dwight's Hollow.
16. No Mad Dog Looks: Group Work and Mediating Differences.
17. Deanna's Dilemma.
18. Ari and Simone: Notes from the Group.
Part III: MACRO PRACTICE: COMMUNITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS.
19. Project Homeless.
20. Transitional Homes for Young Street Mothers.
21. The Appointment Letters.
22. The Evergreen Boys Ranch: A Story about Jack and Diane.
23. The Willow River Developmental Disabilities Center.
24. Self-Disclosure and Client Discrimination.
25. Managing Margaret's Care.
26. From Case to Cause: My Name is Jess Overton.
27. Community Work with Refugees.
28. When Life Changes in an Instant.
"This textbook is one that provides real case examples so that students can see how theory is applied to practice. It does an excellent job of covering culturally appropriate interventions with diverse clients."
"... a book with real case examples that includes a guide to help the instructor maximize use of each scenario. The examples follow CSWE’s accreditation standards and require students to think about social work values and ethics, social and economic justice, and consider the needs of populations-at-risk."