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Catalog description: Students are introduced to legislation, policies, services and generalist practice in the child welfare system. Through lecture, discussion, in‐class and off‐site activities students learn basic case management responsibilities and skills for serving children and families. The strengths‐based perspective is emphasized as students study and practice interviewing and assessment, collaborative problem solving, ethical decision making and documentation.
Spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias with results that range from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects.
Addressing social, medical, legal, and political issues related to substance use and addictive behavior. Includes historical and modern perspectives on drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in more than 30 countries and regions.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health is an authoritative source on public health issues. Topics focus on health crises affecting the public at large, ranging from epidemic (local) and pandemic (widespread) diseases (H1N1, Malaria, food-borne illnesses, West Nile etc.); chronic conditions such as famine, malnutrition, cancer and diabetes; and social issues such as sexual abuse, obesity, bullying and new substance abuse issues, plus much more. Entries describe the origin and spread of the issue, public and government reaction and response, and treatments and preventive measures.
Discover the modern meaning, richness, and significance of diversity and social justice language with a balanced viewpoint. This book reveals the unique nature of the language of diversity and social justice and makes the connection between how this language influences--negatively and positively--institutions and society.
Over 1,800 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics overlapping with health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care, and has been extensively updated to include new legislation. Written by two leading figures in the field, and a team of eleven contributors, a must-have for students of social work, social care, and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programs.
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