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Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation, Fifth Edition
by Marla Berg-Weger
Instructor Resources Prepared by Michael S. Cronin, PhD, LCSW and Andrew Triska, MSW
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In this book you will find:

  • An emphasis on a strengths-based perspective and attention to diversity, social environment, theory and theoretical frameworks, levels of social work practice, and an array of fields of practice.
  • The histories of social welfare and the social work profession presented as the intertwined phenomena that they are.
  • A profile of the contemporary landscape of the society in which social workers practice.
  • Social work practice within the framework of planned change, encompassing: engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation and termination.
  • The opportunity to hear from social work practitioners working in eight diverse and challenging practice settings.

In the custom companion website you will find:

Six unique, in-depth, interactive, fictional cases with dynamic characters and real-life situations that students can reach from any computer and that provide a “learning by doing” format unavailable with any other text. Students will have an advantage unlike any other in their social work training. Instructors are encouraged use the case studies to enrich the learning experience. Learn more about the cases »

A wealth of instructor-only resources including: full-text readings linked to key concepts in each chapter, along with questions to encourage further thought and discussion; a rich bank of exam questions (both objective and open-ended) and PowerPoint presentations; sample syllabi demonstrating how the text and website used together through the course satisfy the 2015 Council on Social Work Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS); annotated links to a treasure trove of articles, videos, and Internet sites; and an online forum inviting all instructors using texts in the series to share ideas to improve teaching and learning. Learn more about these resources »