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Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link


Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Today's professionals respond to concerns including permeable borders, the upheavals of war, displaced workers, natural disasters, international adoption, and human trafficking. Everywhere, social workers work with service users and colleagues from diverse cultures and countries. Globally relevant concepts such as human rights, development, and inclusion offer new perspectives to enhance policy and practice and facilitate the international exchange of ideas. This collection of seventy-three chapters confirms the integra ... More

Keywords: global knowledge, social work, human rights, social work knowledge, competencies, training, research needs, ethical guidelines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195333619
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynne M. Healy, editor
University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Rosemary J. Link, editor
Simpson College

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Section I Theories and Concepts Underlying International Social Work

Section II History

SECTION III International Social Work Practice

SECTION IV Global Social Issues

Section V International Profession and Professional Organizations

SECTION VI Organizations and Institutions Involved in International Social Work

SECTION VII International Social Work Education and Research

SECTION VIII Social Work Around the World

Section IX Poverty and Development

SECTION X Human Rights

Section XI Conclusions: Toward the Future