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Days in the Lives of Social Workers (5th Edition)

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DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS

62 Professionals Tell Real-Life Stories from Social Work Practice

5th Edition (available 5/22/19)

Edited by Linda May Grobman, ACSW, LSW

 

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Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 62 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. She was named Pennsylvania NASW Social Worker of the Year in 2014, and is an NASW Social Work Pioneer®.

 

NEW IN THE 5TH EDITION:

  • Foreword by Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, President, National Association of Social Workers
  • Chapters on library social work, police social work, anti-trafficking, social work and the opioid crisis, social work in a legislative office, arts-based social work, legislative social work, suicide prevention/intervention, social work education
  • Prologue and epilogue by Linda May Grobman

 

Table of Contents (5th Edition)

About the Editor/Contributors    9

Foreword    17

Acknowledgments    21

Introduction to the 5th Edition    23

Prologue: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

    of Social Work    27

PART 1—HEALTH CARE

Chapter 1—Social Work in the ER    33

Chapter 2—Technology in Social Work: Moderating Online

    Support Groups for Cancer Patients    42

Chapter 3—Social Work in the Neonatal Intensive

   Care Unit    48    Chapter 4—Social Work in an Infertility Clinic    55

Chapter 5—Working with Pregnant Women in

    Public Health    61

Chapter 6—Managing in Managed Care    65

Chapter 7—Social Work in the Commissioned Corps    71

Chapter 8—Private Practice With Urban Gay Men:

    With a Subspecialty in HIV/AIDS    77

PART 2—SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK

Chapter 9—Elementary School Social Work    87

Chapter 10—An Inner-City High School    92

Chapter 11—Social Work in a Rural School District    98

PART 3—CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

Chapter 12—Urban Child Protective Services    105

Chapter 13—Social Workercise and the Adoption

     Social Worker    109

Chapter 14—Child Welfare Ombudsman    115

Chapter 15—A Neighborhood Youth Center    120

Chapter 16—Play Therapy and Bullying    129

Chapter 17—Social Work and the Arts: A Theatre-Based

    Prevention/Intervention Program    134

Chapter 18—Working with Gay and Lesbian Youth    140

Chapter 19—Employee Assistance Programs    148

Chapter 20—Social Work Goes to Summer Camp    154

PART 4—MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Chapter 21—Involuntary Admission: A New Worker’s

   Introduction to the “603”    161

Chapter 22—A Day in My Life as a Suicide Interventionist    168

Chapter 23—Partial Hospitalization    173

Chapter 24—Life as a Group Home Manager    180

Chapter 25—Disaster Mental Health Services    185

Chapter 26—Developmental Disabilities in Families    191

PART 5—SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Chapter 27—Hope Dealer: Social Work and the

    Opioid Crisis    201

Chapter 28—Dual Diagnosis: Substance Use Disorders

    and Mental Health in an Inpatient Setting    207

Chapter 29—Adventure-Based Practice    213

Chapter 30—A Very Special Nursing Home in the

    South Bronx    219

PART 6—PRIVATE PRACTICE

Chapter 31—Private Practice and the Eclectic Social Worker    229

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

   the Lesbian Community    235

PART 7—CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Chapter 33—Social Work in a Police Department    241

Chapter 34—Social Work as a First Responder in an

    Anti-Trafficking Program    252

Chapter 35—A Hard Day’s Night: Working with Assaultive

   Men in Prison    258

Chapter 36—Residential Treatment for Adolescent

   Sexual Offenders    263

Chapter 37—Forensic Social Work: Mitigating Death Penalty

   Cases in a Capital Defense Unit    268

Chapter 38—Victim Services    273

PART 8—OLDER ADULTS

Chapter 39—Social Work With Survivors of the Holocaust    281

Chapter 40—Nursing Home Social Work    288

Chapter 41—Senior Adult Coordinator    294

Chapter 42—Home Health Social Work    298

Chapter 43—Geriatric Care Management:

   A Growing Profession    303

PART 9—END OF LIFE AND LOSS

Chapter 44—Hospice Social Work    309

Chapter 45—Pet Loss Support Group    315

PART 10—MANAGEMENT

Chapter 46—The Daily Life of a National Association

    Executive    323

Chapter 47—Life as an Agency CEO    329

Chapter 48—Transferring Micro Experience to Macro

    Practice: Working at the Child Welfare League of America    334

PART 11—VETERANS AND THE MILITARY

Chapter 49—Family Advocacy in the Military    343

Chapter 50—Employment Outreach With America’s Heroes    348

PART 12—HIGHER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Chapter 51—A Social Work Educator’s Day    355

Chapter 52—A University Counseling Center    361

Chapter 53—Providing Continuing Education to Social Workers    368

PART 13—INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK

Chapter 54—Consulting in Armenia    377

Chapter 55—Working with Unaccompanied Minors in Britain    383

Chapter 56—Working with Raskal Gangs in the Highlands

   of Papua New Guinea    389

Chapter 57—Working with Russian Immigrants    394

PART 14—POLICY PRACTICE

Chapter 58—Policy Practice in a Legislative Office    401

Chapter 59—A Day in the Life of a Policy Practitioner    405

PART 15—WORKING IN COMMUNITIES

Chapter 60—Social Work in the Public Library    411

Chapter 61—Community Organizing for Social Change    416

Chapter 62—Epilogue: I Am Still a Social Worker    421

APPENDIX A: Organizations of Interest to Social Workers    426

APPENDIX B: Web Resources    433

APPENDIX C: Useful Government Websites    439

APPENDIX D: Social Media, Blogs, and Podcasts, Oh My!    447

 

 

 

Other Details

Editor:
Linda May Grobman, ACSW, LSW
Publication Date:
May 2019
Pages:
452

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