With a foreword by Prof. G. Guru;
xxv, 518p., Bib., Index, 23 cm. (First pub. in 2003)
CONTENTS:- 1. Integrated Aspect of Social Work. 2. Introduction to Social Work. 3. History of Social Work Profession. 4. Human Rights and Voluntary Action. 5. Social Policy and Social Legislation. 6. Social Work and Development. 7. Social Case Work. 8. Social Group Work. 9. Community Organisation and Community Development. 10. Social Welfare Administration as a Discipline and a Profession. 11. Social Action as a Method of Social Work. 12. Research in Social Work.
This book discusses about the growth of professional social work focussed on facilitation of empowerment and change which is based on an inter-related system of values, theory and practice that involves the conscious application of values, philosophy, principles, methods and skills in social work practice. This book covers the aspects like political ideologies, government policies, community's changing needs and management needs, economic changes and movements that do influence social work practice.