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Days in the Lives of Social Workers: 58 Professionals Tell Real-Life Stories From Social Work Practice (4th Edition)
by:Linda May Grobman
Spend a day with social workers in 58 different settings, and learn about the many career paths available to you. Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day, observing his or her every move? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 58...
Spend a day with social workers in 58 different settings, and learn about the many career paths available to you. Did you ever wish you could tag along with a professional in your chosen field, just for a day, observing his or her every move? DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of 58 professional social workers as they share their stories. Join them on their journeys, and learn about the rewards and challenges they face. This book is an essential guide for anyone who wants an inside look at the social work profession. Whether you are a social work graduate student or undergraduate student, an experienced professional wishing to make a change in career direction, or just thinking about going into the field, you will learn valuable lessons from the experiences described in DAYS IN THE LIVES OF SOCIAL WORKERS. The 4th edition includes four new chapters, a new appendix on social media and mobile apps, and features a foreword by Elizabeth J. Clark, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers. Table of ContentsAbout the Editor/ContributorsForewordIntroduction to the 4th EditionAcknowledgmentsPART 1--HEALTH CARESocial Work in the ERSocial Work in the Neonatal Intensive Care UnitRemembering Why I Became a Social Worker: Lessons Learned on Internal MedicineSocial Work in an Infertility ClinicWorking with Pregnant Women in Public HealthManaging in Managed CareSocial Work in the Commissioned CorpsPART 2--HIV/AIDSPrivate Practice With Urban Gay Men: With a Subspecialty in HIV/AIDSA Very Special Nursing Home in the South BronxPediatric HIV ResearchPART 3--SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKElementary School Social WorkAn Inner-City High SchoolSocial Work in a Rural School DistrictPART 4--CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIESUrban Child Protective ServicesA Neighborhood Youth CenterPlay Therapy and BullyingWorking with Gay and Lesbian YouthChild Welfare OmbudsmanEmployee Assistance ProgramsSocial Work Goes to Summer CampPART 5--DISABILITIESDevelopmental Disabilities"Us" Becoming "Them"PART 6--MENTAL HEALTHInvoluntary Admission: A New Worker's Introduction to the "603"Partial HospitalizationSocial Work in a ClubhouseLife as a Group Home ManagerDisaster Mental Health ServicesPART 7--SUBSTANCE ABUSEDual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Health in an Inpatient SettingSocial Work in the Alaskan BushAdventure-Based PracticePART 8--PRIVATE PRACTICEPrivate Practice and the Eclectic Social WorkerAn Office to Call My Own: Private Practice in the Lesbian CommunityPART 9--CRIMINAL JUSTICE: WORKING WITH OFFENDERS AND VICTIMSPrison Substance Abuse TreatmentA Hard Day's Night: Working with Assaultive Men in PrisonResidential Treatment for Adolescent Sexual OffendersForensic Social Work: Mitigating Death Penalty Cases in a Capital Defense UnitVictim ServicesPART 10--OLDER ADULTS AND THE END OF LIFESocial Work With Survivors of the HolocaustNursing Home Social WorkSenior Adult CoordinatorHospice Social WorkHome Health Social WorkGeriatric Care Management: A Growing ProfessionPART 11--MANAGEMENTThe Daily Life of NASW's Executive DirectorLife as an Agency CEOAssociation ManagementPART 12--VETERANS AND THE MILITARYFamily Advocacy in the MilitaryOutreach to Homeless VeteransPART 13--HIGHER AND CONTINUING EDUCATIONLife as a BSW EducatorA University Counseling CenterProviding Continuing Education to Social WorkersPART 14--INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORKConsulting in ArmeniaWorking with Unaccompanied Minors in BritainWorking with Raskal Gangs in the Highlands of Papua New GuineaWorking with Russian ImmigrantsPART 15--WORKING IN COMMUNITIESCommunity Organizing for Social ChangeA Day in the Life of a Policy PractitionerMucho Gusto en Conocerle (I'm Pleased to Meet You): Working with Migrant Farm FamiliesAPP. A: Organizations of Interest to Social WorkersAPP. B: Additional ReadingAPP. C: Web ResourcesAPP. D: Social Media, Blogs, and Apps, Oh My!
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