AUTHORS: Ambrosino/Heffernan/Shuttlesworth/Ambrosino - ©2012
Integrating the latest accreditation standards and practices from the field, bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: AN INTRODUCTION, 7e gives you a solid understanding of the social work profession and the role the profession plays in the social welfare system. Illustrating that there are many reasons why social problems occur, the text explores the history, values, economic, political and cultural factors that surround these issues, as well as the attempts to solve or address them. The authors refrain from presenting a biased political perspective but instead challenge you to think critically about issues in a new way--giving you a more in-depth comprehension and appreciation for this important profession. The new edition is packed with real-world examples. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with a discussion about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. The Seventh Edition also includes updates on such key issues as health care and immigration.