Moments in American for all children
Every 9 seconds a high school student drops out
Every 11 seconds a child is reported abused or neglected
Every 20 seconds a child is arrested
Every 43 seconds a child is born into proverty
Every minute a baby is
Each year close to 150,00 people dies as a consequence of Alcohol and other Drug
500 million work days are lost
The annual economic costs exceed the conservative estimate of $185 billion.
The American Medical Association an
More than 44 million adults in U.S. experience mental disorders during their
More common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease
About 20% of children and adolescents have experienced mental disorders
1/3 of the homeless
School social work
School social work is the provision of services in education settings by credentialed school
social workers. School social workers help ensure the success and social functioning of every
The purpose of school social work is t
Planned change process or Generalist intervention model
d) Nonverbal communication
e) Attention to cultural variation
Absolute poverty p.
Acute care p.263
oppression of people with disabilities
uses a dollar value that is firmly set; anyone who earns less than that
amount is officially poor
include hospitals and other inpatient environments; generally in
Health can be defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and
Models of Health and Illness
Medical Model sickness is located in the patient, and the physician
has the authority to heal or cure it. Patients are rewarded for being
Chapter 3: Poverty and Economic Disparity
Absolute Poverty uses a dollar value that is firmly set; anyone who earns less than that
amount is officially poor.
Relative Poverty uses comparisons to determine who is poor and who is not. A
The Social Welfare System
Social Welfare addresses the well-being of people in society.
Social Welfare Services are created through public laws and policies, which are
developed in response to large-scale social needs.
Two Approaches to Social Welfare
Injustice Can Be Described As:
coercively established and maintained inequalities, discrimination, and dehumanizing,
development-inhibiting conditions of living (e.g., slavery, serfdom, and exploitative wage
labor; unemployment, poverty, starvation, and
According to the U.S. Census Bureau:
Older people are sixty-five years old and over
One in eight Americans, or 12.4% of the population is old
This includes 21 million women and 14 million men
In 2006 there were 37 million people over 65 years of age
What is Social Work?
What is your own definition of social work?
What differences do you think the profession of social worker have compared to other
Lets watch Many Faces of Social Work.
Social Work as a Profes
Every person is a member of multiple social groups. A social group is a "group of
people who share a range of physical, cultural, or social characteristics within on of the
categories of social identity." (Griffin, 1997, p.70)
People vary by numerous cha