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Coming Into My Own As A Social Worker

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This book is dedicated in memory of my sister Shirley Ann Carlisle. It contains my sister's journey to achieve her goal to become a social worker. This book tells the story of her life growing up in the 60's and how it affects her decisions in life. It provides details on what takes place during the 60's such as, Martin L. King death, riots, and how the community changes as well as her contributions to help change school curriculum for Black American History. Shirley Carlisle-Bryson belonged to Alpha Zeta Delta, a Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. This organization was for students who could maintain a 3.2 GPA. Shirley Carlisle-Bryson was born May 10, 1952 in Bessemer, Alabama. She will be remembered as being an extremely calm, tranquil woman who was not easily flustered. At the time of her illness, she was attending Cleveland State University where she was studying (and completed) to become a social worker. Shirley was a highly intelligent individual with a 4.0 grade point average, extremely computer literate, and highly trained. Shirley was also a volunteer tutor for the Cleveland School System.


Santa's Workshop

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Santaa (TM)s Workshop is bustling with the magic of AniMotion in Accorda (TM)s latest holiday offering, sure to be at the top of every preschoolera (TM)s letter to Santa. Christmas is right around the corner and "Santa's Workshop" is buzzing with holiday excitement and cheer in this newest mini AniMotion offering that takes readers through last-minute preparations at the North Pole. Toy-tinkering elves, curious reindeer, and even the big guy himself come to life on the brightly illustrated pages of "Santa's Workshop." Culminating with an overflowing sleigh flying off to make Christmas Eve deliveries, "Santa's Workshop" is proof positive that good things do come in small packages.


Sustainable Communities: A Framework For Planning

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This book is in part a response to the attempts of governments to address increasing concerns over such environmental issues as the impact of climate change; carbon emissions; pressures from overpopulation of cities; coal seam gas extraction and depleting natural resources. The authors have developed a Sustainable Communities Framework (SCF) which incorporates social-cultural, environmental and economic sustainability principles in the process of urban planning. The authors propose a five-step SCF built on an application of sustainability tables. The book examines a wide range of urban planning practices utilizing sustainability criteria, outlining both qualitative and quantitative tools. Separate chapters discuss application of the SCF to both the natural environment and the built environment. This framework is applied to a case study of the outer Sydney growth area of Wyong Shire, Central Coast, NSW, Australia. Addressing the question of how best to measure the environment, the authors present a table for selecting indicators of sustainability, and outline sustainability scorecards which use color-coded ratings of green, red and amber to measure indicators of sustainability. The authors show how aggregating these ratings allows the framework to be scaled up for application to larger areas. Finally, the authors show how scorecards can be incorporated in sustainability reports, with actions and monitoring components. The authors also examine urban planning education including land use planning, natural resource planning and sustainable urban planning, focusing on the extent to which schools incorporate principles of sustainability. The authors offer their critique on the movement of planning practices towards a more coordinated and holistic framework, in incorporating sustainability principles. Sustainable Communities: A Framework for Planning concludes by drawing a future scenario on the application of the SCF to incorporate principles of sustainability into urban planning. The authors propose future options for SCF applications, including adopting a systems program; environmental performance monitoring and showing how the framework will accommodate the social-cultural and economic components of sustainability, in addition to the environmental ones as examined in the case study.


Broadening The High School Experience

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Encouraging students to explore academic interests through research is a foundation from which the educational experience should grow. As a high school student, I never imagined that I would conduct my own experiment in a university lab. The Science Research program at my school not only facilitates these experiences, but has also sparked my passion for education reform. It inspired me to consider education in a new light and drove me to share my policy ideas.


An Introduction To Using Theory In Social Work Practice

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An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice equips the reader to use fourteen key social work theories to guide each phase of the planned change process, from engagement through to evaluation. Suitable for a generalist approach, this book illustrates the value of applying theory to practice in a variety of social work roles, across diverse fields and facing assorted challenges.

  • The first section provides a practical foundation for beginning to use theory in your social work practice.
  • Section two looks at how you can translate and integrate fourteen theories commonly found in social work across each phase of the planned change process. The theories discussed are: behavioural, interpretive anthropology, psychodynamic, evolutionary biology, cognitive, symbolic interactionism, strengths, social constructionism exchange economics, role, ecological, critical, feminist, and systems theory.
  • The final section addresses some key issues for real life social work practice, including common barriers to using theory in practice, the potential for multi-professional communication and theory-sharing, and developing an integrative theoretical model for your own personal practice.

Linking to core competencies identified by the Council of Social Work Education, this text supports social work students and practitioners in developing vital skills, including critical thinking, applying theory and the effective use of the planned change process.



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