Description - Mutual Aid Groups, Vulnerable and Resilient Populations, and the Life Cycle by Alex Gitterman
This completely revised and updated third edition examines the role of mutual aid groups and social workers in helping members of oppressed, vulnerable, and resilient populations regain control over their lives. New chapters included in this volume illustrate the power of mutual aid processes in dealing with children traumatized by the events of September 11, adult survivors of sexual abuse, parents with developmentally challenged children, people with AIDS in substance recovery, and mentally ill older adults.
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Columbia University Press
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Author Biography - Alex Gitterman
Alex Gitterman is professor of social work at the University of Connecticut. He is the coauthor (with Carel Germain) of The Life Model of Social Work Practice, 2nd edition, and the editor of Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations, 2nd edition. Lawrence Shulman is professor at the School of Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author or coeditor of seven books, including The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, and Groups, 4th edition, and interactional Social Work Practice: Toward an Empirical Theory.