Social Work and the Environment

Social Work and the Environment


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 229 page
  • ISBN: 9781551303574
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This ground-breaking new work provides a detailed and extensive comparison of how the physical environment has been conceptualized in social work and other professions, and offers a new and attractive foundational metaphor for social work. The author acknowledges the need for greater awareness and action regarding environmental impacts and the book promotes more comprehensive notions of responsibility, identity, and stewardship that lead to a dynamic metaphor of people as place as the foundation for relevant social work practice in the early 21st century. Why is that a profession with a declared focus on ""person-in-environment"" has been so silent on the environmental crisis? Mainstream social work theory has narrowed the understanding of environment to include merely the social environment, but this approach is no longer sufficient for participation in multi-disciplinary efforts to tackle urgent environmental issues. Transformative notions of responsibility, identity, and stewardship have been developed on the fringes of our professional community: rural/remote social workers, Aboriginal social workers, and international and spiritual social workers. They must now move to the core of the profession.

Asian Social Work

Asian Social Work


  • Release: 2019-09-16
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780429877988
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The countries of East and Southeast Asia, taken as a whole, display a laboratory of social and political conditions, with individual countries presenting a variety of political, cultural and social characteristics. Some with one-party state systems, others with stable liberal democracies and yet others with more fragile democratic systems. As such the region presents a unique opportunity to examine the relationship between diverse national environments and social work education regimes. In this book, social work educators and theorists from around East and Southeast Asia provide accounts of the social work programs within the higher education systems of their respective countries and compare them to those of their neighbours. This is the first book to offer a structured account of how social work and social work education have emerged and finds their present place in the historical, economic, political, urban/rural and higher education contexts of Southeast Asia and East Asia. Experts from the region assess the extent to which these countries’ systems possess a collective coherence, while examining the diversity among them.

LGBTQ People and Social Work

LGBTQ People and Social Work


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 418 page
  • ISBN: 9781551307268
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This unique edited collection addresses issues impacting the well-being of LGBTQ individuals with diverse identities to help students, practitioners, educators, and policymakers work with sensitivity and strength in the LGBTQ communities. Edited by three expert LGBTQ scholars, this engaging book offers a multiplicity of perspectives through the works of practitioners, students, and activists. By focusing on intersectionality and its application to social work practice, organizational change, and the pursuit of social justice, this text gives voice to previously silenced members of the LGBTQ community. The contributors of this important collection deepen insight into the diversity of identities within LGBTQ communities and provide many thoughtful recommendations to inform future social work pedagogy, agency policy, and forms of practice in diverse contexts and fields of service. This book is a valuable resource for students in Social Work, Community Medicine, Counselling Psychology, Nursing, Equity Studies, and Gender Studies, as well as anyone engaged in social service work.

Spirituality and Social Work

Spirituality and Social Work


  • Release: 2007
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 356 page
  • ISBN: 9781551303291
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Spirituality is an area of thought and practice that is attracting an increasing amount of attention and interest from social work practitioners, theorists, and instructors. Spirituality and Social Work: Selected Canadian Readings explores the history, practice, and diversity of faith traditions with which spirituality and social work are intertwined. Exciting and relevant chapters in this collection include: Spirituality As a Guiding Construct in the Development of Canadian Social Work Reframing Spirituality, Reconceptualizing Change: Possibilities for Critical Social Work From Ecology to Spirituality and Social Justice Making Circles: Renewing First Nations Ways of Helping Black Churches in Canada: Vehicles for Fostering Community Development in African-Canadian Communities Islamic Theology and Prayer: Relevance for Social Work Practice

Intersectionality in Social Work

Intersectionality in Social Work


  • Release: 2018-08-27
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781351810807
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This ground breaking book is an innovative, passionate and provocative exploration of intersectionality. The sustained emphasis on activism and practice reasserts the potency of intersectionality borne out of Black feminism. The rare and pioneering international reach of this book crosses four continents. In this book context matters: there is no intersectionality without context! Resting on the premise that we cannot work for the liberation of individuals, communities and societies without intersectionality, this book asks: How does intersectionality challenge the structures and discourses of social work education, management and organisation? What is the revolutionary potential of intersectionality? Intersectional in its method and content, the blend of practice, activism, research and theory troubles geopolitical and disciplinary boundaries. The range of topics include: Islamophobia, immigration, feminist movements, social work education, violence against women and girls, gender, sexuality, race, disability, age, religion, nationality, citizenship policy and legal frameworks. This book will appeal to activists for social justice, social work practitioners, researchers, lecturers, students and those working in the field of Black feminist thinking. The focus on the activism of intersectionality provides a clear pathway into Black feminist thinking and its application to social work internationally and to emancipatory collective political activism worldwide.

Exploring Social Work

Exploring Social Work


  • Release: 2020-02-12
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9781447350729
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Providing a reflexive anthropological account of social work, this original book widens our insights into the multi-faceted identity of social workers and different cultures of social work, offering an array of thought-provoking international insights into how social work practitioners view society, how their world views can affect their practice and how wider society views them. Considering the growing influence of clinical science and cultural representations of their work, Bell critically examines the changes and challenges in social workers’ preoccupations and contributions to society. Going to the heart of identities and definitions in social work, this book is refreshing reading for academics, researchers, students and practitioners alike.

Digital Social Work

Digital Social Work


  • Release: 2018-11
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 294 page
  • ISBN: 9780190871116
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"In a digitally powered society, social workers, are challenged to embrace new interventions and enhance existing strategies in order to effectively promote social justice. The cases in this volume present engaging examples of technology tools in use across micro, mezzo and macro practice, illuminating the knowledge, skills, and values required of those who practice social work 2.0"--Provided by publisher.