Spirituality Matters in Social Work

Spirituality Matters in Social Work
Author: James R. Dudley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN 10: 131775266X
ISBN 13: 9781317752660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality Matters in Social Work Book Review:

Offering a focus that is lacking (or not clearly evident) in most spirituality books, Dudley addresses specific ways of incorporating spirituality into practice and integrates many of the contributions of other writers into an overall eclectic practice approach. His approach revolves around many of the core competencies of the EPAS accreditation (CSWE, 2008). Most of the core competencies are addressed with an emphasis on professional identity, ethical practice, critical thinking, diversity, practice contexts, and, a major practice framework of the book, the practice stages of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Spirituality and Social Work

The Routledge Handbook of Religion  Spirituality and Social Work
Author: Beth R. Crisp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN 10: 1317395425
ISBN 13: 9781317395423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Spirituality and Social Work Book Review:

This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as well as definitions of social work, which can vary between countries. The main body of the book is divided up into sections on regional perspectives; religious and spiritual traditions; faith-based service provision; religion and spirituality across the lifespan; and social work practice. The final chapter identifies key challenges and opportunities for developing both social work scholarship and practice in this area. Including a wide range of international perspectives from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this Handbook succeeds in extending the dominant paradigms and comprises a mix of authors including major names, significant contributors and emerging scholars in the field, as well as leading contributors in other fields of social work who have an interest in religion and spirituality. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for academics and researchers as well as for organisations and practitioners committed to exploring why, and how, religion and spirituality should be integral to social work practice.

Religion Belief and Social Work

Religion  Belief and Social Work
Author: Furness, Sheila,Gilligan, Philip
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-11-18
ISBN 10: 1861349815
ISBN 13: 9781861349811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Belief and Social Work Book Review:

This book examines how religion and related beliefs have varied impacts on the needs and perceptions of practitioners, service users, and the support networks available to them. The authors argue that social workers need to understand these phenomena, so that they can become more confident in challenging discriminatory and oppressive practices. The centrality of religion and associated beliefs in the lives of many is emphasised, as are their potentially liberating (and potentially negative) impacts. In line with the Social Work in Practice series style, the book allows readers to explore issues in depth. It focuses on knowledge transmission, and the encouragement of critical reflection on practice. Each chapter is built around 'real-life' case scenarios using a problem-based learning approach. This book is the first to deal with social work and religion so comprehensively and will therefore be essential reading not only for social work students, but also for practitioners in a range of areas, social work academics and researchers in the UK and beyond.

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research
Author: Sana Loue
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN 10: 1493970399
ISBN 13: 9781493970391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research Book Review:

This singular reference explores religion and spirituality as a vital, though often misconstrued, lens for building better understanding of and empathy with clients. A diverse palette of faiths and traditions is compared and contrasted (occasionally with secularism), focusing on areas of belief that may inspire, comfort, or trouble clients, including health and illness, mental illness, healing, coping, forgiveness, family, inclusion, and death. From assessment and intervention planning to conducting research, these chapters guide professionals in supporting and assisting clients without minimizing or overstating their beliefs. In addition, the book’s progression of ideas takes readers beyond the well-known concept of cultural competence to model a larger and more meaningful cultural safety. Among the topics included in the Handbook: Integrating religion and spirituality into social work practice. Cultural humility, cultural safety, and beyond: new understandings and implications for social work. Healing traditions, religion/spirituality, and health. Diagnosis: religious/spiritual experience or mental illness? Understandings of dying, death, and mourning. (Re)building bridges in and with family and community. Ethical issues in conducting research on religion and spirituality. The Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research is a richly-textured resource for social workers and mental health professionals engaged in clinical practice and/or research seeking to gain varied perspectives on how the religion and spirituality of their clients/research participants may inform their work.

Children Spirituality Religion and Social Work

Children  Spirituality  Religion and Social Work
Author: Margaret Crompton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351952307
ISBN 13: 9781351952309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Spirituality Religion and Social Work Book Review:

Attention to children’s spiritual and religious well-being is required by legislation, Government guidelines and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989. Margaret Crompton has worked with and on behalf of children as a social worker, lecturer and writer. Her recent publications include Children and Counselling and a training pack, Children, Spirituality and Religion. This jargon-free book develops and adds to those ideas and materials, focusing on everyday practice in social work, education and health care. Reference is made to several religions and to ideas about spirituality, which is not necessarily associated with religious belief and observance. Practitioners’ experience is also cited. Topics include, spiritual and religious rights, spiritual development, needs and well-being, implications of religious beliefs and observances for daily life and care, abuse and neglect, death, including suicide and abortion and communication, including stories and play.

Spirituality and Social Work

Spirituality and Social Work
Author: Beth R. Crisp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1317051157
ISBN 13: 9781317051152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality and Social Work Book Review:

For much of the twentieth century, professional social work sought to distance itself from its religious origins with the consequence being that the role of spirituality in the lives of service users tended to be sidelined. Yet it is clear that many people begin to explore their spirituality precisely at times when they are trying to make sense of difficult life circumstances or experiences and may come into contact with social workers. In recent years, there has been an increasing understanding that in order to be relevant to the lives of people they work with, social workers need to go beyond their material needs, but there is little understanding of how spirituality can be sensitively incorporated into practice, especially when either practitioners or service users have no religious affiliation or there is no shared religious background. In this pathbreaking volume Beth Crisp offers social workers ideas of beginning conversations in which spiritual values and beliefs may surface, allowing service users to respond from their own framework and to begin to discuss the specific religious or spiritual practices and beliefs which are important to them. She considers spirituality in the context of lived experience, a perspective that she argues breaks down any mystique and suspicion of explicitly religious language by focusing on language and experiences with which most people can identify. Such a framework allows exploration of issues that emerge at different stages in the lifespan, both by persons who are religious and those who do not identify with any formal religion. Most literature on spirituality within social work refers to the elderly, to those who are sick or have been bereaved, yet, as Crisp points out, spirituality is important for people of all ages and not just at seemingly exceptional moments.

Christianity and Social Work

Christianity and Social Work
Author: Scales Laine,Kelly Michael
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN 10: 9780989758161
ISBN 13: 0989758168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity and Social Work Book Review:

Christianity and Social Work is written for social workers whose motivations to enter the profession are informed by their Christian faith, and who desire to develop faithfully Christian approaches to helping.

Social Work Ethics

Social Work Ethics
Author: Eileen Gambrill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351899260
ISBN 13: 9781351899260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Ethics Book Review:

This collection of essays highlights ethical issues in social work which are often overlooked as well as recurring clashes that influence how they play out, for example among different values and related moral judgements. A wide range of ethical issues are addressed such as the types of technologies incorporated into social work; issues raised by the common position of social workers as 'double agents' required to carry out state mandates while also honoring obligations to clients; and issues concerning the distribution of scarce resources. These topics are integrally related to other often neglected concerns such as harming in the name of helping; the ethics of claims making regarding what is true and what is not, and related concerns regarding empowerment and social justice. This collection, which includes essays from an array of professions and disciplines, is designed to bring these neglected topics to the attention of readers and to offer suggestions for addressing them in a manner that is faithful to obligations described in social work codes of ethics.

Disadvantageousness Social Work and Religion

Disadvantageousness  Social Work and Religion
Author: Abdullah Ince,İsmail Akyüz
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 1527519163
ISBN 13: 9781527519169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disadvantageousness Social Work and Religion Book Review:

The modern world has produced a number of disadvantaged groups in all societies across the globe. As such, the problems of these communities are diverse, and researchers should use different approaches in the determination and solution of these problems. This book sets out the needs of social services for dealing with disadvantaged groups, and specifies the social services required for these communities and the role played by religious institutions in providing services to disadvantaged individuals. As such, it will serve as a reference book for undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and researchers learning about recent developments in the fields of sociology, social work and theology.

Spirituality in Social Work

Spirituality in Social Work
Author: Edward R Canda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1136380752
ISBN 13: 9781136380754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality in Social Work Book Review:

As Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions shows you, there has been an increase of interest among social workers concerning spiritual matters. In response to this collective interest, Edward Canda and several other members of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work have compiled a thorough and timely compendium of social work research, theory, and practice. Their book will guide you in your efforts to meet the needs of your families and clients while still remaining educated and respectful of the many religous and nonreligious views different people have. In Spirituality in Social Work, you'll get an update on the current state of spirituality, social work scholarship, and education. From there, you'll move on to current appraisals of the many specialized ways social work educators are teaching spirituality in MSW programs, and you'll ultimately come full circle to a fuller understanding of the many ways social work and spirituality complement and inform each other in the classroom as well as in the field of practice. Most importantly, you'll get specific guidance on these topics: how to enhance the intuition of social workers when to apply the Transegoic model to a dying adolescent where to engage in conceptions of spirituality in social work literature what Taoist insights can do to enhance social work practice how social work can prosper in future efforts to link spirituality and social work In many ways, Spirituality in Social Work is a spiritual awakening in its own right--for social workers, for individuals, and for communities at large. The demand for social work practitioners, educators, and community officials to be cross-trained in spirituality and social work is on the rise. So, if you're struggling to find new ways to deal with the ever-increasing and ever-diversifying demand for spiritual training in your particular social work setting, pick up this insightful edition and find new hope and direction in the many different ways that social work and spirituality can work together for you.

Religion Spirituality and Aging

Religion  Spirituality  and Aging
Author: Harry R Moody
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1136424997
ISBN 13: 9781136424991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Spirituality and Aging Book Review:

Learn how to make a more positive impact with your social work with the aged Religion is an important coping mechanism for many aging adults. Religion, Spirituality, and Aging: A Social Work Perspective presents the latest research that shows how religion and spirituality can improve quality of life for elders. Respected social work researchers and scholars provide insight and practical methods for fostering positive aging while also considering how spirituality and religion can affect practitioners themselves. The full range of advantages and ethical implications are discussed in clear detail from a social work viewpoint. Case studies plainly illustrate the positive impact that the inclusion of spirituality and religion in an aging person’s life may have on their physical and mental welfare. Organized social work in the early twentieth century actively tried to distance itself from its roots as a form of religious charity in favor of becoming a scientific and professional endeavor. Religion, Spirituality, and Aging once again bridges the gap between social work and spiritual matters by presenting penetrating articles that discusses the issues of the aging soul while examining ways to improve care. Creative strategies are offered to contribute to the spiritual side of aging while considering every implication and ethical question. The compilation is extensively referenced and includes helpful figures and tables to clearly illustrate data and ideas. Religion, Spirituality, and Aging discusses: the latest social work trends and attitudes toward spirituality prayer, meditation, and acts of altruism as interventions an empirical study of how social workers use religion and spirituality as an intervention ethical considerations and best practices religion and spirituality during long-term care the “Postcards to God” project dreams and their relationship to the search for meaning in later life a spiritual approach to positive aging through autobiography dementia and spirituality creating new rituals for sacred aging spiritual master Henri Nouwen’s principles of aging—and his approaches to caring for older people an interview study on elders’ spirituality and the changes manifested in their views of religion Religion, Spirituality, and Aging is a remarkable reminder that elders are our future selves. This erudite, well-reasoned examination of aging and spirituality from a social work perspective is crucial reading for social workers, human service professionals who work with the aged, and gerontology scholars.

Social work and the role of religion

Social work and the role of religion
Author: Mutinda Jackson
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 6
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 3346024784
ISBN 13: 9783346024787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social work and the role of religion Book Review:

Essay aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Religion, Note: A, Egerton University, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In this work the author concentrates on the ways social workers can subvert religious privilege alongside xenophobia in their micro and macro levels of practice. Ant-oppression and ant-discrimination beliefs are not only eminent in modern social work research and practice, but are also far and wide engaged in social work curricula. From the core premises of an anti-oppressive paradigm, it is evident that, beginning as a fundamental new concept, the anti-oppressive social work practice (AOP) has ever since advanced and found its way into social work practice, research and education. Even though AOP presents a crucial model towards identification and maintenance of client relations empowerment in the milieu of existing society and practice oppression, some religious social workers may feel that this approach may not be espoused in line with faith values due to its postmodern nature. In this respect, relations in all facets integrate exclusion and oppression constituents that arise from aberrant identities; thus, forcing religious social workers to stomach the responsibility of examining oppression nature in personal and professional associations.

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice
Author: Edward R. Canda,Leola Dyrud Furman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0195372794
ISBN 13: 9780195372793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice Book Review:

Weaving together interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as the results from a national survey of practitioners, the authors describe a spiritually oriented model for practice that places clients' challenges and goals within the context of their deepest meanings and highest aspirations. Using richly detailed case examples and thought-provoking activities, this highly accessible text illustrates the professional values and ethical principles that guide spiritually sensitive practice. It presents definitions and conceptual models of spirituality and religion; draws connections between spiritual diversity and cultural, gender, and sexual orientation diversity; and offers insights from Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism, Existentialism, and Transpersonal theory. Eminently practical, it guides professionals in understanding and assessing spiritual development and related mental health issues and outlines techniques that support transformation and resilience, such as meditation, mindfulness, ritual, forgiveness, and engagement of individual and community-based spiritual support systems.

Postmodernism Religion and the Future of Social Work

Postmodernism  Religion  and the Future of Social Work
Author: Jean A Pardeck,John W Murphy,Roland Meinert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN 10: 1136381031
ISBN 13: 9781136381034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodernism Religion and the Future of Social Work Book Review:

Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work discusses the benefits and disadvantages of the postmodern philosophy as a foundation for social work and human service practice. Social work students and practitioners will learn about the developments that have shaped postmodern thinking as they pertain to society in general, as well as to the profession of social work. By exploring this increasingly popular philosophy, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work provides you with methods and theories that help you evalute contemporary problems more effectively, resulting in better services for your clients. Challenging traditional social work practices, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work examines postmodernism in terms of a world view that is emerging along indeterminate and ambiguous lines. With the goal of helping you provide more helpful and relevant services to your clients, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work discusses many themes related to postmodernism, including: understanding how principles of postmodernism are characterized by ongoing change, indeterminacy, and relativism reviewing the historical movement of a postmodern perspective and its present implications on social work practice supporting the strengths perspective through a postmodernist approach discussing some unintended and potentially negative consequences of postmodernism that arise from uncritically adopting postmodernistic principles analyzing the nature of social work and social welfare in Britain and the Western World to gain insight into how social theory is associated with postmodernity, postmodernization, and post-Fordism exploring the postmodernistic relationship between institutionalized religions and social services provided by religious auspices Although postmodernism offers a new and different way of understanding social problems and of structuring social work practice, this text urges you to be critical in the evaluation of its aspects and outlines some possibly negative outcomes in certain situations. In evaluating postmodernism and its relevance to social services and social problems, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work offers theories and research into methods that go beyond traditional practices to assist you in providing effective and relevant services for your clients.

Spirituality and Social Work

Spirituality and Social Work
Author: John Russell Graham,John Coates,Barbara Swartzentruber,Brian Ouellette
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1551303299
ISBN 13: 9781551303291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality and Social Work Book Review:

Spirituality is an area of thought and practice that is attracting an increasing amount of attention and interest from social work practitioners, theorists, and instructors. Spirituality and Social Work: Selected Canadian Readings explores the history, practice, and diversity of faith traditions with which spirituality and social work are intertwined. Exciting and relevant chapters in this collection include: Spirituality As a Guiding Construct in the Development of Canadian Social Work Reframing Spirituality, Reconceptualizing Change: Possibilities for Critical Social Work From Ecology to Spirituality and Social Justice Making Circles: Renewing First Nations Ways of Helping Black Churches in Canada: Vehicles for Fostering Community Development in African-Canadian Communities Islamic Theology and Prayer: Relevance for Social Work Practice

Social Work and Faith based Organizations

Social Work and Faith based Organizations
Author: Beth R. Crisp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1317743067
ISBN 13: 9781317743064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work and Faith based Organizations Book Review:

Faith-based organizations continue to play a significant role in the provision of social work services in many countries but their role within the welfare state is often contested. This text explores their various roles and relationships to social work practice, includes examples from different countries and a range of religious traditions and identifies challenges and opportunities for the sector. Social Work and Faith-based Organizations discusses issues such as the relationship between faith-based organizations and the state, working with an organization’s stakeholders, ethical practice and dilemmas, and faith-based organizations as employers. It also addresses areas of debate and controversy, such as providing services within and for multi-faith communities and tensions between professional codes of ethics and religious doctrine. Accessibly written by a well-known social work educator, it is illustrated by numerous case studies from a range of countries including Australia, the UK and the US. Suitable for social work students taking community or administration courses or undertaking placements in faith-based organizations, this innovative book is also a valuable resource for managers and religious personnel who are responsible for the operation of faith-based agencies.

Religion Welfare and Social Service Provision

Religion  Welfare and Social Service Provision
Author: Robert Wineburg,Jay Poole
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 3038977608
ISBN 13: 9783038977605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Welfare and Social Service Provision Book Review:

Religion, Welfare, and Social Service Provision: Common Ground delves deeply into the partnerships forged between religious communities, government agencies and nonprofits to deliver social services to the needy. These pages offer a considered examination of how local faith entities have served those in their midst, and how the provision of those services has been impacted by evolving social policies. This foundational volume brings together the work of more than two dozen leading researchers, each providing long overdue scholarly inquiry into religiously affiliated helping and the many possibilities that it holds for effective cooperation.

Why I Am a Social Worker

Why I Am a Social Worker
Author: Diana S. Richmond Garland,Garland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780989758109
ISBN 13: 0989758109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am a Social Worker Book Review:

"'Why I am a social worker' describes the rich diversity and nature of the profession of social work through the 25 stories of daily lives and professional journeys chosen to represent the different people, groups and human situations where social workers serve. Many social workers of faith express that they feel 'called' to help people--sometimes a specific population of people such as abused children or people who live in poverty. Often they describe this calling as a way of living out their faith. 'Why I am a social worker' serves as a resource for Christians in social work as they reflect on their sense of calling, and provides direction to guide them in this process. 'Why I am a social worker' employs a narrative, descriptive approach, allowing the relationship between faith and practice to emerge through the professional life stories of social workers who are Christians. As such, it provides a way to explore integration on personal, emotional and practical levels."--Back cover.

Spirituality Religion and Aging

Spirituality  Religion  and Aging
Author: Holly Nelson-Becker
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 148331524X
ISBN 13: 9781483315249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality Religion and Aging Book Review:

Spirituality, Religion, and Aging: Illuminations for Therapeutic Practice by Holly Nelson-Becker is a highly integrative book written for students, professionals in aging, ministers, and older adults themselves. Readers will gain the knowledge and skills they need to assess, engage, and address the spiritual and religious needs of older persons. Taking a fresh approach that breaks new ground in the field, the author discusses eight major world religions and covers values and ethics, theories, interventions, health and caregiving, depression and anxiety, dementia, and the end of life. Meditations and exercises throughout the book allow readers to expand and explore their personal understanding of spirituality. Referencing the latest research, the book includes assessments and skill-based tools designed to help practitioners enhance the mental health of older people.

Social Welfare

Social Welfare
Author: David Macarov
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1995-02-28
ISBN 10: 1452246882
ISBN 13: 9781452246888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Welfare Book Review:

The history, motivations, influences and vital issues in social welfare policy and practice are examined in this book. David Macarov explains how social welfare policy originated and how it is maintained through the interaction of five motivations: mutual aid, religion, politics, economics and ideology. He discusses the major contributions to the development of social welfare from the distinguished figures of Martin Luther, Adam Smith and Charles Darwin. The book concludes with an examination of poverty and unemployment and a review of policy responses to these social problems.