This timely text draws on interdisciplinary theory and research to examine the multidimensional risk and protective factors for eight challenges of living frequently encountered by social workers. The authors provide a working model for social workers to integrate the most up-to-date evidence about challenges of living they face in their daily practice. Using a multidimensional biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective, the book examines etiology, course, and intervention strategies related to these eight challenges of living.

Elements of Knowing and Doing in Social Work

Elements of knowing and doing in social work
Elizabeth D.Hutchison, Virginia Commonwealth University
Leanne W.Charlesworth, Nazareth College of Rochester
Holly C.Matto, Virginia Commonwealth University
Marcia P.Harrigan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Pamela A.Viggiani, Nazareth College of Rochester

Four Life Stories

Life Story #1: David Loefeler

David Loefeler was born in 1967 in rural upstate New York. He is the eldest of six siblings, all born within 9 years of one another into a German American family. David begins to tell you about himself by describing his childhood. He explains that he grew up on a dairy farm, where his family's energies were almost exclusively focused on the daily maintenance of the farm. David remembers, even as a very young child, having the responsibility of completing a seemingly ...

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