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Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging: A Competency-Based Approach, 2nd edition, written by Colleen M. Galambos, Roberta R. Greene, Nancy P. Kropf, and Harriet L. Cohen, relies on the latest Council on Social Work Education core competencies to explore micro, mezzo, and macro practice with older adults through an ecological perspective. The authors present multiple assessment tools, demonstrating how to craft service plans and determine client goals.
Social Work Practice in Child Welfare: The Interactional Model, by Lawrence Shulman, integrates and illustrates practice theory and practice skills. This book demonstrates how evidence-based practices can be integrated into a practice framework, consistent with a social worker’s professional role, while avoiding overly prescriptive practices. The general practice model is presented, illustrated, and then applied to the different areas of social work in child welfare including protection, family support, foster care, adoption, and residential care.
Macro Perspectives on Youths Aging Out of Foster Care, by Mary E. Collins, offers an extensive look at the issue through a “macro orientation.” Attempting to balance the primary focus on micro-systems, and consistent with a social work perspective, this book aims to provide a greater emphasis on the larger macro systems of society, policy, organization, and community. Successful or unsuccessful outcomes of the transition from foster care are heavily dependent on the processes and structures that make up the external environment.
In the Handbook on Bullying Prevention: A Life Course Perspective, by Catherine P. Bradshaw, chapter authors provide recommendations for prevention and early intervention in bullying situations involving youth and adults across the life course. Bullying is a topic that has raised major concern for our nation, so much, that all states have passed policies that specifically address this issue. This problem is very common among youth and adults, and has the potential to have long-term effects.
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