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MindTap Social Work for Empowerment Series: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work 5th Edition

Elizabeth A. Segal, Karen E. Gerdes, Sue Steiner

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MINDTAP® SOCIAL WORK FOR SEGAL/GERDES/STEINER'S EMPOWERMENT SERIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK, 5th Edition, is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. MindTap for Social Work provides a unique digital experience that combines all activities and assessments in an easy to use and flexible experience that engages, elevates thinking and promotes conceptual understanding. A valuable combination of quality text material paired with engaging activities prepares students to master course objectives and begin to prepare for licensure and practice. Activities are developed around helping students master skills and core concepts via case studies, videos, self-assessments, discussion, and quizzes. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates.

Help your students become practitioners of their own learning with MindTap for Counseling and Social Work!

Elizabeth A. Segal, Arizona State University

Elizabeth A. Segal is a Professor in Arizona State University's School of Social Work. Along with this text, Dr. Segal has multiple publications, including a social welfare policy text and numerous journal articles. She is a co-founder and editor emeritus of the Journal of Poverty. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice and social empathy.

Karen E. Gerdes, Arizona State University

Karen Gerdes is Professor Emeritus at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. Her research interests include empathy, empathy measurement and conation. Many of Dr. Gerdes' 36 publications focus on how students learn and process information. She was recognized with a university-wide Faculty Achievement Award as an Outstanding Professor in Undergraduate Education in 2010.

Sue Steiner, California State University Chico

Sue Steiner is Professor at California State University, Chico School of Social Work. Her areas of interest include macro practice/community organizing, social welfare policy and teaching effectiveness. She is a coauthor of a book on self-care in social work and has published articles in numerous journals.
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  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.
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1. What Is Social Work?
2. The History Of The Social Welfare System and The Social Work Profession.
3. Poverty and Economic Disparity.
4. Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice.
5. Dimensions of Diversity.
6. Generalist Social Work Practice.
7. Child Welfare: Working with Children and Their Families.
8. Gerontology: Working with People Who Are Older.
9. Health Care Services.
10. Mental Health Services.
11. School Social Work.
12. Substance Abuse.
13. Violence, Victims, and Criminal Justice.
14. Crisis, Trauma, and Disasters
Within each chapter of the learning path:
Introduce concepts and provide context and depth.
Help students personalize and synthesize.
Reinforce concepts through initial application.
Test comprehension.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305646932
  • ISBN-13: 9781305646933
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Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305575592
Online Instructor Manual Empowerment Series: An Introduction to the Profession of Social Work.