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This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients’ social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients’ social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social ...

Family Change
Family change

Other things may change us but we start and end with the family.

—Anthony Brandt

Social work writers, such as Hartman and Laird (Hartman & Laird, 1983) and Janzen and colleagues (Janzen & Harris, 1986; Janzen, Harris, Jordan, & Franklin, 2005), have described social work practice with families in ways that are compatible with our ideas.

We begin with what we believe is the social work mission with families:

  • To support the empowerment of the family to seek the changes that will enhance well-being
  • To enhance the ways families interact with their environments so that families are more likely to obtain the resources they need to meet the needs of the family as well as meet the needs of its members
  • To assist the family ...
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