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Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues in Diverse Practice Settings
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Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues in Diverse Practice Settings

Publication Year: 2009
Edition: 1
Authors/Editor: Maschi, Tina; Bradley, Carolyn; Ward, Kelly
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-0-826-11857-8
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Regardless of their field of practice, all social workers must understand how legal issues impact the financial, psychological, emotional, and social concerns that their clients face. Yet legal issues are rarely integrated in social work education in a meaningful and practical way. Therefore, it is imperative that social workers gain the interdisciplinary knowledge of the laws and policies that affect their client populations.

This groundbreaking text broadens the traditional definition of forensic social work to include the legal issues encountered in all social work settings-family and social services, education, child welfare, mental health, addiction treatment, juvenile and criminal systems, and immigration services. Advocating a collaborative approach, this book will allow social workers to navigate the complex social and legal issues that affect their clients.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Maschi, Tina; Bradley, Carolyn; Ward, Kelly
  • ISBN: 978-0-826-11857-8
  • Specialty:
    Psychology
    Social Work
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2009

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