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The detailed information to introduce students to the field of social work and the inclusion of international social work.
The most interesting part of this book is an introduction to social problems from a different approach than in other main books in the field of social work. For example, it includes problems in the workplace, cyber-bullying, death and dying, religiously affiliated social service, and potential social problems. Unique parts of this handbook are chapters on international issues and the roles of social work.
Chosen by Social Work department, and as an instructor I find Sage online materials to be very useful.
A comprehensive text for social work and social welfare professionals. It has a good overview of theoretical foundations of social work practice alongside good practice and case examples. It is very strongly set within a US context, which at times renders some of the content less useful for European/Australian/other audiences. However a good, clear text that would be useful on any social work student's bookshelf.
Combines all aspects of defining what is social work. Also integrates social work history and better explains what it is to have a career in social work.
This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive text for an Intro to Social Work course. It is simply excellent.