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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 ...

Violence and Trauma
Violence and trauma

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

—Mahatma Gandhi (Dalton, 1996)

It is part of being human that in the course of life we experience trauma in one way or another. Some traumas may be small, others big. Just turn on the nightly news and you will hear about car accidents, earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks, rapes, kidnapping, murder, death, war, tornadoes and you become a witness to someone's trauma. Just watching the nightly news gives us some distress on a daily basis.

Social workers must learn to recognize and deal with violence and trauma. Violence and trauma are closely related concepts, and in this chapter, we take the ...

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