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The Call to Social Work

The Call to Social Work
Life Stories

Second Edition

November 2011 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Call to Social Work is a great supplement to courses such as introduction to social work and social welfare, and social work practice. It can also be used in practicum/field courses to give students a better understanding of what various types of social workers do in daily practice.á The text provides stories of real social workers with many different backgrounds, and is designed toáhelp students to better understand the profession. Changes to the second edition include:Introductions to each chapter written by the authorEnd of chapter features that will help students apply what they have learned from each storyThe addition of some newer, contemporary storiesPhotos of the contributorsMore descriptive chapter titlesReorganization of stories to fall under major fields of practiceá
1. The Art of Doing Social Work
2. Having a Personal Mission
3. Ethics and Justice
4. A Meaningful Path
5. In Pursuit of Compassion
6. Building Community Connections
7. A Healing Journey
8. Keeping the Vision Alive
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This was an inspirational book to read & will help me in enthusing students & help them think about their future in social work

Mrs Eileen Qubain
Social Work , North East Worcestershire College
August 15, 2013

A good overview for young students of "what do social workers do?". Also helpful in modelling how good intentions can get turned into a value-led life career.

Dr Katya Shkurkin
Social Science Division, St Martins College
March 6, 2013

Great examples of the diversity in social work practice, honest reflections, easy to read. I think this is a great supplemental text for Intro to Social Work.

Professor Nancy Anderson
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Warner University
January 23, 2012

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