Introduction to Social Welfare

Introduction to Social Welfare : Social Problems, Services and Current Issues

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This book should be of interest to students on introductory courses in social welfare or social work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 650 pages
  • 185.42 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 1,270.05g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0534115446
  • 9780534115449

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction: social welfare and social work. Social welfare: its business, history and future. Social work as a profession and a career. Part Two: Social problems and social services. Poverty and public welfare. Emotional problems and counselling. Family problems and services to families. Human sexuality variations, sex counselling, and sex therapy. Drug abuse and drug treatment programs. Crime, juvenile delinquency and correctional services. Problems in education and school social work. Work-related problems and social work in the workplace. Racism, ethnocentrism and strategies for achieving equal rights. Sexism and efforts for achieving equality. Aging and gerontological services. Medical problems and medical social services. Physical and mental disabilities and rehabilitation. Overpopulation, misuse of the environment and family planning. Part Three: Social work practice. Generalist social work practice. Appendix. Index.
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