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Social Workers' Desk Reference by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
People all over the world are confronted by issues such as poverty, a lack of access to quality education, unaffordable and or inadequate housing, and a lack of needed health and mental services on a daily basis. Due to these issues, there is a need for social workers who have access to relevant and timely scholarly materials in order to meet the needs of those facing these issues. The social, psychological, and biological factors resulting from these issues determine the level of a person's mental health at any given point in time and it is necessary for social workers to continue to evolve and develop to the new faces and challenges of the times in order to adequately understand the effects of these issues.In the first and second editions of the Social Workers' Desk Reference, the changes that were occurring in social work practice, education, and research were highlighted and focused upon. This third edition continues in the same tradition and continues to respond to the changes occurring in society and how they are impacting the education, research, and practice of social work as a whole. With 159 chapters collaboratively written by luminaries in the profession, this third edition serves as a comprehensive guide to social work practice by providing the most recent conceptual knowledge and empirical evidence to aid in the understanding of the rapidly changing field of social work. Each chapter is short and contains practical information in addition to websites and updated references. Social work practitioners, educators, students, and other allied professionals can utilize the Social Workers' Desk Reference to gain interdisciplinary and interprofessional education, practice, and research.
Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2016
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Share Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan: A Biopsychosocial Perspective; Chapter 1: Introduction; Text Structure; Objectives; Biopsychosocial Aspects of Grief; Biological Effects of Grief; Psychological Effects of Grief; Social Aspects of Grief; Introduction to Grief Theory; Classical Grief Theory; The Transition to Postmodern Grief Theory; Issues of Intervention; Therapist Activity in Intervening With Grief; Mindfulness as an Intervention for Grief; A Final Word About Grief Work; Discussion Questions.
Chapter 2: Perinatal Attachment and LossObjectives; Developmental Aspects of Pregnancy; Biological Developmental Context of Pregnancy; Psychological Aspects of Pregnancy; Social Aspects of Pregnancy; Summary of Development in the Prenatal Period; Loss as Experienced by a Fetus; Loss of a Fetus as Experienced by Significant Others; Biological Changes Associated With Intrauterine Fetal Death; Psychological Aspects of IUFD; Social Aspects of IUFD; Other Types of Perinatal Loss; Infertility; Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Medically Complicated Pregnancies and Loss.
Prenatal Diagnosis and Termination for Fetal Anomaly (TFA)Delivery of a Premature or Medically Compromised Neonate; Intervention; Readings; Disenfranchised Grief Following Negative Childbirth Experiences; My Septuplets; Summary; Discussion Questions; Chapter 3: Infancy, Toddlerhood, and Preschool; Objectives; Developmental Stage: Trust Versus Mistrust and Autonomy Versus Shame; Biological Development; Psychological Development; Social Development; Losses Experienced in Infancy and Early Childhood; Death of a Caregiver; Nondeath Losses; Loss of an Individual at This Age by Parents.
Death of an Infant, Toddler, or PreschoolerLoss of the Idealized Child; Typical and Maturational Losses Experienced at This Age; Birth and Gradual Loss of Complete Care; Birth of a Sibling; Readings; First Time Dads; Maternal Depression and Early Infant Development: Risks for Relational Deprivation and Loss; A Case of Perinatal Stroke: Examining Multiple Layers of Loss; Summary; Discussion Questions; Chapter 4: Elementary School-Aged Children; Objectives; Developmental Stage: Initiative Versus Guilt and Industry Versus Inferiority; Biological Development; Psychological Development.
Social DevelopmentLoss Experienced by an Individual During the Elementary School Years; Impacts and Perceptions of Loss for Elementary School-Aged Children; Death Losses; Nondeath Losses; Typical and Maturational Losses; Loss Due to Parental Divorce; Loss and the Military; Loss of Being a Child; Intervention Issues With Elementary School Children; Loss of an Individual of Elementary School Age as Experienced by Others; Parents' Loss of a Child; Forgotten Mourners-The Grandparents; Losses (Nondeath) Related to Child Protective Services; Readings; A Small Miracle: Perinatal HIV Transmission.
Attitude to Death.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Life Stages General.
PSYCHOLOGY Developmental General.
PSYCHOLOGY Developmental Lifespan Development.
This newly revised and updated textbook for undergraduate and master's level social work and counseling courses on loss, grief, and bereavement uses a biopsychosocial perspective and developmental framework to map a lifespan trajectory of the experience of loss and grief, and provides clinical intervention tools and strategies for coping. The authors review important grief theories, and discuss current topics in grief, including resilience, mindfulness, the role of social media and grief expressions, the DSM-V, transitional adults (ages 18-25) experiences, and more! With the help of this book, practitioners and students of grief counseling can learn to help patients of all ages understand that loss is at the heart of life and growth. -- Provided by publisher.
Carolyn Ambler Walter's name appears first in the previous edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Database:WorldCatAdditional physical form entry:
Print version:Grief and loss across the lifespan. (9780826120281 /907515798 ), Walter, Carolyn Ambler.