The fourth edition of Christianity and Social Work is written for social workers whose motivations to enter the profession are informed by their Christian faith, and who desire to develop faithfully Christian approaches to helping.
Christianity and Social Work is organized around four themes: a) Christian Roots of the Social Work Profession/ b) Christians Called to Social Work: Scriptural Basis, Worldviews and Ethics/ c) Human Behavior and Spiritual Development in a Diverse World/ d) Christians in Social Work Practice: Contemporary Issues. Chapters address a breadth of curriculum areas such as social welfare history, human behavior and the social environment, social policy, and practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
Containing over 20 chapters and more than 400 pages, this revised edition of CSW include six new chapters in response to requests by readers of previous editions, including chapters on issues of sexual orientation, Evidence-based Practice (EBP), models of integrating faith and practice, as well as an enhanced section on the role of Christianity in social welfare history.
NACSW provides upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org) an accompanying electronic resource entitled Instructor Resources for Christianity and Social Work (2012) by Mary Anne Poe. This resource offers outlines, suggestions regarding specific core competencies found in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education, summaries of key concepts and terms, learning objectives, discussion questions, suggested class activities and assignments, and annotated bibliographies for each chapter.
In organizing this 4th edition, NACSW has carefully considered the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education. It is important for schools of social work to show how they prepare students to demonstrate specific competencies in social work practice. To help with this integration CSW includes Appendices with charts that guide readers toward potential connections. These tools will be a helpful guide for both instructors and students.
For additional information about this title, including the table of contents, reviews and recommendations, a downloadable copy of the first chapter,etc, go to: CSW4 Webpage.