Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work

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Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 7 de set. 2005 - 447 pàgines

All of us, as Canadians, are touched throughout our lives by some aspect of social welfare, either as recipients, donors, or taxpayers. But despite the importance of the social network in our country, there has been no single source of information about this critical component of our society. Even professionals in the field of social work or social services have not had a comprehensive volume addressing the myriad features of this critical societal structure. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work fills this need.

Over five hundred topics important to Canadian social work are covered, written by a highly diverse group of social workers covering all aspects of the field and all areas of the country. Practitioners, policy makers, academics, social advocates, researchers, students, and administrators present a rich overview of the complexity and diversity of social work and social welfare as it exists in Canada.

The principal finding from this project underscores the long-held perception that there is a Canadian model of social work that is unique and stands as a useful model to other countries. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work will be an important source of information, both to Canadians and to interested groups around the world.

The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work is available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

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Pàgina 184 - International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights...
Pàgina 83 - We aim to replace the present capitalist system, with its inherent injustice and inhumanity, by a social order from which the domination and exploitation of one class by another will be eliminated, in which economic planning will supersede unregulated private enterprise and competition, and in which genuine democratic selfgovernment, based upon economic equality will be possible.
Pàgina 320 - No CCF Government will rest content until it has eradicated capitalism and put into operation the full programme of socialized planning which will lead to the establishment in Canada of the Co-operative Commonwealth.
Pàgina 111 - Social casework is an art in which knowledge of the science of human relations and skill in relationship are used to mobilize the capacities in the individual and resources in the community appropriate for better adjustment between the client and all or any part of his total environment
Pàgina 110 - A. Recurrent episodes of binge eating (rapid consumption of a large amount of food in a discrete period of time).
Pàgina 192 - Psychotherapy is the treatment by psychological means of problems of an emotional nature in which a trained person deliberately establishes a professional relationship with a patient with the object of removing, modifying or retarding existing symptoms, of mediating disturbed patterns of behavior, and of promoting positive personality growth and development.
Pàgina 66 - Healthy development of the child is of basic importance; the ability to live harmoniously in a changing total environment is essential to such development.
Pàgina 348 - People who have fled their country because of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group and who cannot or do not want to return.

Sobre l'autor (2005)

Francis J. Turner taught full time at Ottawa, Wilfrid Laurier, Memorial, Laurentian, and York Universities, as well as practising social work in the fields of child welfare, family counselling, and mental health, and publishing a range of written and edited texts. He is currently editor of the International Social Work Journal.

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