A well written, thoughtful challenge to the honored notion of social work as an institutional instrument of caring. Margolin (counselor education, U. of Iowa) doesn't pull punches in this assessment of the history of social work, pointing out through case records that the field developed an access to the private space of clients, fostered an imposition of middle class standards on the "underclass," disguised a language of power as one of sympathy, and eventually created the current atmosphere of "doublespeak" in which workers burn out or decide to move to private practice. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
W. BANKS (Secretary to the Lincolnshire Farm Labourers' Union.)
It is 2021. Walter Cowley, a young botanist whose work takes him north-east of London to a vast cardboard city known as the Delta, stumbles upon Freyn, an ancient down-and-out scraping an existence among the chemical spills. Freyn, once the archetypal proper Englishman, is the only living relic of Roraima, a long forgotten British colonial outpost. During breaks in his lichen collecting, Walter listens as Freyn elaborates how, many decades earlier, he found himself drawn inexorably away from civilised life. While working in a respected shipping agency, he was commissioned to venture into the interior to retrieve two rare thoroughbred horses belonging to Luchenne, the mysterious recluse they would only whisper about at the Club. Freyn's story hinges on crucial events that took place deep in the tropical forest, and later aboard a becalmed ship where a single shocking act of violence cast him adrift on a sea of eternal doubt. Horse Latitude, Jay Merrick's first novel, is a parable of lost love and innocence, the tale of a life unravelled by despair, then rewoven in a braid of beauty, hope and memory.
One missing person. One handsome adventurer. And one big case of mistaken identity: the detective's. Because Nadine Kimble isn't actually a private investigator—she's a receptionist. To prove herself, she's determined to solve her first case without everyone else at the Fox & Fisher Detective Agency or the distracting Patrick O'Neil—her client—finding out. Easier said than done, especially when it's clear she's going to have to traipse across the continent following clues. That's going to involve a lot of lying to her coworkers…and to Patrick, a man she's fast developing very unprofessional feelings for. But once she solves the case, she can come clean and finally act on those feelings. Well, if she solves the case…
An examination of the fall of social work from its original mission to aid and serve the underprivileged shows how a national faith in individualistic solutions to social problems led social workers to leave social services.
Involuntary clients who are legally mandated to find counseling or who are strongly pressured by friends or family members to "seek help" create unique situations that social workers and other professional counselors have tended to ignore or overlook. The first comprehensive and practical methodology for work with involuntary clients.
Category: Service social aux minorités - États-Unis
This revised edition provides social work educators and students with the latest in theory and practice on social work with minorities, updating the research and materials on race, ethnicity, and culture. In almost thirty articles, over twenty contributors represent varied racial and ethnic groups in America.
This basic textbook seeks to establish a "task-centered" methodology -- a structured, short-term, problem-solving approach -- applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and communities. The second edition offers more information on systems theories and includes case studies with each chapter. Checklists are provided for each level of practice along with questions for consideration and practice exercises to help students monitor their understanding and skill development.