Macro Social Work Practice
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Through case examples the book illustrates how principles of social justice, empowerment, and cultural awareness can be applied in different cultural contexts. Additionally, the cases demonstrate the implication of the nation's increasing demographic and cultural diversity on the practice of macro social work.
Through various exercises, students apply critical thinking skills to resolve practical and ethical dilemmas and make the types of difficult decisions that practitioners confront every day. The book also addresses how recent political events, cultural developments, and social changes have altered both the context and the content of macro social work practice in the United States.
Macro Social Work Practice is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses in social work, family and community development, public health, nursing, and human services.
David Okech, Associate Professor and Director of the Master’s in Social Work Program, University of Georgia
“This book is an excellent resource for understanding macro practice in a multicultural society.”
Bryan Warde, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Lehman College-CUNY
“A well written book that describes communities and organizations as systemic-action-arenas for macro social work practice in an increasingly changing diverse demographic landscape.”
Madhavappallil Thomas, Professor of Social Work, California State University, Bakersfield
“Michael Reich brings his vast expertise, political acumen, and his burning desire to motivate to the creation of a macro-practice text that will inspire students and change the way that they think about social work practice.”
Mark Cameron, Professor of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University
“The author has successfully identified the most important key elements in need of address in macro social work today. Students, educators, and practitioners will benefit from the knowledge and wisdom expressed in this book.”
Paul Force-Emery Mackie, Professor of Social Work, Minnesota State University, Mankato
“Michael Reisch provides readers at the BSW and early MSW level with a comprehensive textbook on the key elements of macro social work practice. Readers will learn about becoming a leader within a variety of organization types and missions while considering a variety of theories and techniques to make change within communities and organizations.”
Michel A. Coconis, Professor of Social Work, Wright State University