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Religion and social work practice in contemporary American society

by Frank M. Loewenberg

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Social service -- Religious aspects.,
    • Social workers -- United States -- Religious life.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementFrank M. Loewenberg.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV530 .L6 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 176 p. :
      Number of Pages176
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2397226M
      ISBN 100231064527
      LC Control Number87027043

      The second edition has been carefully revised to make sure it is fully up-to-date with recent developments and debates. Major themes in the revised edition include religious diversity and its implications for social cohesion, and the paradoxical fate of religion in societies that appear to be obsessed with individualism and consumerism. Introduction. Despite the explosion of interest in issues related to religion, belief, spirituality and social work during the past five years, research consistently suggests that most social workers and related professionals experience considerable difficulties in identifying and responding appropriately to the religious and spiritual needs of service users (Furness, Gilligan,

        How Social workers Can Improve Spiritual and Religious Well-Being. As a social worker, it is not your job to convince anybody to follow any specific religion or even to participate in any specific services. Rather, you can facilitate your client’s natural interest in a spiritual or religious practice .   The fifth edition of 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. Christianity and Social Work is organized around four themes: a) 1. Christian Roots of the Social Work Profession; b) 2.

      Religion and American Society. Jews in America: A Contemporary Reader (book). social, religious and political aspects of contemporary American Jewish life. Social Work Practice With older adultS. History of Ageism. Attitudes toward older people have changed over time. In pre-modern times, the aver - age life expectancy was significantly lower than it is now. As a result, “old age” was not really an issue. Nonetheless, religion, culture, and ideology shaped social .


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Religion and social work practice in contemporary American society by Frank M. Loewenberg Download PDF EPUB FB2

Social work practice in a secular society Religion in the contemporary world Values and ideologies in professional practice Religion and values in social work practice Practice issues and dilemmas Social work and religious organizations Agenda for today and tomorrow. Responsibility: Frank M. Loewenberg.

Religion and Social Work Practice in Contemporary American Society [Loewenberg, Frank] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying Cited by: theories in social work practice will then lead a social worker to determine the best course of action, referred to as a method, intervention or approach, with the service user (Teater, ).Author: Barbra Teater.

However, as demands for social work outstrip (and give every indication of far outstripping) social work resources, it is good to know that the practice of religion is a powerful ally.

Because of America's religious liberty, all kinds of religious groups, sects, and movements exist in contemporary American society. In this lesson, we will be looking at some of them. The first group of papers in this edited volume documents changing trends in the connection between religion, work, and the family.

In the second part of the book, we see how changing families and flexible congregations are experimenting with new forms of religious life. Description Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society provides students with a political perspective on social welfare with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions - in order to help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs.

Each chapter reflects and integrates the core competencies in the Educational Policy and Accreditation. Starting Points: Infusing Spirituality and Religion. All practice happens within multiple contexts. Two important factors are the agency framework of the worker and the belief structure of both the worker and the client.

Five different kinds of organizations in which social workers are employed can each influence the degree and way in which one talks about matters of faith and spirituality.

Karen Healy profoundly challenges, in the context of the postmodernity of late capitalism, many of the assumptions upon which the critical tradition in social work has been founded.

This is a book which interrogates not only the emancipatory metanarratives of left perspectives from her position within the left, but also questions many of the received ideas about her professional power and.

The Section on Sociology of Religion's Distinguished Article Award Sarah Diefendorf, "Contemporary Evangelical Responses to Feminism and the Imagined Secular," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 44(4) Brian Powell, Landon Schnabel, and Lauren Apgar, "Denial of service to same-sex and interracial couples: Evidence from a national survey.

Professional social work ethics do not restrict social workers from practicing their religion in their personal lives.

Still, when social workers are acting in their professional roles, they should not impose their religious beliefs on clients, and they should not exploit clients to further their religious interests (Scales & Kelly, ; NASW,Standard ).

The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary Society [Jansson, Bruce S.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Reluctant Welfare State: Engaging History to Advance Social Work Practice in Contemporary SocietyReviews: Concepts for Contemporary Social Work: Globalization, Oppression, Social Exclusion, Human Rights, Etc.

Katherine van Wormer, University of Northern Iowa, Department of Social Work. 1 Cultural Values in the Globalized Society. The s, under the influence of Reaganomics, helped launch a right wing backlash that was to come to fruition under later US administrations.

Development on purpose: Faith and human behavior in the social environment by L. Hosack, P.O. BoxBotsford, CTNorth American Association of Christians in Social Work,ISBN: The American social work profession was established in the late 19th century to ensure that immigrants and other vulnerable people gained tools and skills to escape economic and social poverty.

The profession of social work helps people in their personal and interpersonal lives in order to achieve social improvement, and pursues social change.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Buy Religion, Belief and Social Work: Making a Difference (Social Work in Practice Series) by Furness, Sheila (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 4. These two strands of social work practice—the COS and Settlement House movements—helped to set the framework for social work practice well into the 20th century, even as tensions persist today about what the appropriate role for religious institutions and faith-based practitioners should be in social work.

Social Care Workers and Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Work ers (GSCC, ) also omits any specific mention of either religion or spiritual ity, while the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has for the past decade required American social work programmes to include the teaching of.

He also urged social scientists to work within the field of social science as a whole rather than specializing heavily in sociology, political science, economics, psychology, etc.

While Mills' ideas were revolutionary and upsetting to many within sociology at the time, today they form the bedrock of sociological practice. In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions.

Religion is a powerful and controversial force in the contemporary world, even in supposedly secular societies. Almost all societies seek to cultivate religions and faith communities as sources of social stability and engines of social progress.Indeed, many faith-based social work education programs, their faculty, and the students have made profound contributions to the profession and the commonweal.

But earnest commitment to religious teachings has the very real potential to collide with traditional social work values and ethical principles.Social Diagnosis may also be read through the Internet Archive.

For more information: The Mary E. Richmond Archives of the Columbia University School of Social Work. From Charity to Social Work: Mary E.

Richmond and the Creation of an American Profession, Agnew, Elizabeth N., University of Illinois Press, Biographical Dictionary of Social Welfare in America, Walter I. Trattner, Editor.