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Days in the Lives of Social Workers (4th Edition)

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DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS

58 Professionals Tell Real-Life Stories from Social Work Practice

4th Edition

Edited by Linda May Grobman, ACSW, LSW

Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day, observing his or her every move? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 58 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face.

This book is an essential guide for anyone who wants an inside look at the social work profession. Whether you are a social work student, an experienced professional wishing to make a change in career direction, or just thinking about going into the field, you will learn valuable lessons from the experiences described in DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS.

About the Editor: Linda May Grobman, ACSW, LSW, is founder, publisher, and editor of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER, the magazine for social work students and recent graduates. She has practiced social work in mental health and medical settings, and was the interim executive director of two state chapters of the National Association of Social Workers.

 

NEW IN THE 4TH EDITION:

  • Foreword by Elizabeth J. Clark, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers
  • Chapters on bullying and play therapy, geriatric care management, providing continuing education to social workers, and being a social work leader.
  • A new appendix on social media, blogs, and mobile apps.

 

Table of Contents (4th Edition)

About the Editor/Contributors

Foreword

Introduction to the 4th Edition

Acknowledgments

PART 1—HEALTH CARE

Chapter 1—Social Work in the ER

Chapter 2—Social Work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 3—Remembering Why I Became a Social Worker: Lessons Learned on Internal Medicine

Chapter 4—Social Work in an Infertility Clinic

Chapter 5—Working with Pregnant Women in Public Health

Chapter 6—Managing in Managed Care

Chapter 7—Social Work in the Commissioned Corps

PART 2—HIV/AIDS

Chapter 8—Private Practice with Urban Gay Men: With a Subspecialty in HIV/AIDS

Chapter 9—A Very Special Nursing Home in the South Bronx

Chapter 10—Pediatric HIV Research

PART 3—SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK

Chapter 11—Elementary School Social Work

Chapter 12—An Inner-City High School

Chapter 13—Social Work in a Rural School District

PART 4—CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

Chapter 14—Urban Child Protective Services

Chapter 15—A Neighborhood Youth Center

Chapter 16—Play Therapy and Bullying

Chapter 17—Working with Gay and Lesbian Youth

Chapter 18—Child Welfare Ombudsman

Chapter 19—Employee Assistance Programs

Chapter 20—Social Work Goes to Summer Camp

PART 5—DISABILITIESChapter 20—Developmental Disabilities

 Chapter 21—Developmental Disabilities

Chapter 22—"Us" Becoming "Them"

PART 6—MENTAL HEALTH

Chapter 23—Involuntary Admission: A New Worker’s Introduction to the "603"

Chapter 24—Partial Hospitalization

Chapter 25—Social Work in a Clubhouse

Chapter 26—Life as a Group Home Manager

Chapter 27—Disaster Mental Health Services

PART 7—SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Chapter 28—Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Health in an Inpatient Setting

Chapter 29—Social Work in the Alaskan Bush

Chapter 30—Adventure-BasedPractice

PART 8—PRIVATE PRACTICE

Chapter 31—Private Practice and the Eclectic Social Worker

Chapter 32—An Office to Call My Own: Private Practice in the Lesbian Community

PART 9—CRIMINAL JUSTICE: WORKING WITH OFFENDERS AND VICTIMS

Chapter 33—Prison Substance Abuse Treatment

Chapter 34—A Hard Day’s Night: Working with Assaultive Men in Prison

Chapter 35—Residential Treatment for Adolescent Sexual Offenders

Chapter 36—Forensic Social Work: Mitigating Death Penalty Cases

Chapter 37—Victim Services

PART 10—OLDER ADULTS AND THE END OF LIFE

Chapter 38—Social Work With Survivors of the Holocaust

Chapter 39—Nursing Home Social Work

Chapter 40—Senior Adult Coordinator

Chapter 41—Hospice Social Work

Chapter 42—Home Health Social Work

Chapter 43—Geriatric Care Management: A Growing Profession

PART 11—MANAGEMENT

Chapter 44—The Daily Life of NASW's Executive Director

Chapter 45—Life as an Agency CEO

Chapter 46—Association Management

PART 12—VETERANS AND THE MILITARY

Chapter 47—Family Advocacy in the Military

Chapter 48—Outreach to Homeless Veterans

PART 13—HIGHER EDUCATION

Chapter 49—Life as a BSW Educator

Chapter 50—University Counseling Center

Chapter 51—Providing Continuing Education to Social Workers

PART 14—INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK

Chapter 52—Consulting in Armenia

Chapter 53—Working with Unaccompanied Minors in Britain

Chapter 54—Working with Raskal Gangs in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Chapter 55—Working with Russian Immigrants

PART 15—WORKING IN COMMUNITIES

Chapter 56—Community Organizing for Social Change

Chapter 57—A Day in the Life of a Policy Practitioner

Chapter 58—Mucho Gusto en Conocerle: Working with Migrant Farm Families

APPENDIX A: Organizations of Interest to Social Workers

APPENDIX B: Additional Reading

APPENDIX C: Internet Resources

APPENDIX D: Social Media, Blogs, and Apps, Oh My!

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Other Details

Editor:
Linda May Grobman, ACSW, LSW
Publication Date:
January 2012
Pages:
443

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