The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration
By (author) Theodore J. Stein
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Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration by Theodore J. Stein
Book DescriptionThe strong nexus between law and social work is beyond dispute: the law informs day-to-day social work practice and administration, and social workers are employed by the courts. Moreover, they work collaboratively with attorneys in legal aid offices, public defenders'offices, and other law enforcement settings, interviewing clients, preparing reports for use in court, interpreting social science information, and providing consultation on how best to approach client problems. This book addresses the relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment. The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in which social workers and attorneys collaborate to serve the public.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231126489
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Theodore J. Stein
Social Policy and Policymaking, Hardback (February 2001)
In addition to examining the role of the legislative and executive branches of government, Stein covers the often-overlooked role of the judiciary, showing how social welfare practitioners should interpret (1) conflicting judicial rulings in cases where courts of equal jurisdiction rule differently on the same matter and (2) judicial rulings that signal significant changes in the law.
Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Theodore J. Stein
The rise in HIV infection, particularly among heterosexual women and children, is forcing social workers and other service providers to confront a wide range of new public policy problems. Stein provides an overview of public policy and legislation regarding these issues, including federal and state statutes governing public services.
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Author Biography - Theodore J. Stein
Theodore J. Stein is a professor of social welfare at the State University of New York at Albany. He has authored many articles on social work and the law and on social policy. He is the author of Social Policy and Policymaking by the Branches of Government and the Public-at-Large (Columbia).
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