The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Social workers routinely find themselves in situations in which the needs of individuals, groups, or communities experiencing problems need to be assessed in order to determine the services or interventions that will help to safeguard them from harm and promote their well-being. Even in apparently straightforward ...