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Sowers, Karen M. (Karen Marlaine)

Overview
Works: 37 works in 195 publications in 1 language and 8,947 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Cross-cultural studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor
Classifications: HV40, 361
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen M Sowers
Kids and violence : the invisible school experience by Marvin D Feit( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines overt and covert violence occurring in the school setting involving students, school personnel, and school policy, highlighting a level of violence that is often hidden, ignored, or subtly tolerated. It provides the latest research findings on issues including bullying, dating violence, and the use of corporal punishment, and suggests preventative measures to address these issues. This book shows how social workers and policymakers can provide leadership in researching, developing, and delivering prevention interventions and creating policies to help stop the harmful cycle of violence in our schools."--Jacket
Social work practice with individuals and families : evidence-informed assessments and interventions by Michael J Holosko( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families covers assessment of and intervention with children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and families. It offers an array of pedagogical features within each chapter, as well as online resources and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter to help guide critical thinking about topics. Reflecting the current state of evidence-informed social work practice, each chapter's contributors emphasize the incorporation of wider forms of systematically collected data such as case studies, best or promising practices, and consumer-focused data. Reading this book will not only give readers the tools to work effectively with individuals and families, but also develop their skills in evidence informed practice. Comprehensive and insightful, Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families is a student- and practitioner-friendly text identifying the best assessment tools and strategies available for social workers to successfully serve individuals and families facing a broad range of challenges."--Publisher's website
Social work fields of practice : historical trends, professional issues, and future opportunities by Catherine N Dulmus( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the most important and prevalent practice environments for social workers, including traditional areas of practice such as school social work and mental health, and emerging areas which include veterinary social work and military social work
The profession of social work : guided by history, led by evidence by Catherine N Dulmus( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Profession of Social Work' provides a broad overview of the history, scope, values, ethics, and organizational framework of the social work profession. Exploring professional ethics and human rights, evidence-based practice and practice-guided research, as well as emerging trends and issues, this important book presents topics of critical importance to anyone considering a career in social work."--Back cover
Social work practice with groups, communities, and organizations : evidence-based assessments and interventions by Charles Glisson( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With contributions from the leading scholars in social work, this edited text provides a solid theory-to-practice foundation on the topics of mezzo (group) practice and macro (community and organizations) practice. Aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS), this book looks at assessments and interventions for groups, communities, organizations, and institutions. Its consistent chapter structure aids in reader engagement, accessibility and learning. In-depth and cutting-edge in its coverage, this book is suitable for both students and practitioners."--pub. desc
Social Work and Social Policy : Advancing the Principles of Economic and Social Justice by Ira C Colby( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by a team of renowned social policy experts sharing their unique perspectives on global and U.S. social welfare policy issues, Social Work and Social Policy helps social workers consider key issues that face policymakers, elected officials, and agency administrators in order to develop policies that are both fair and just. Designed as a foundational social welfare policy text, this important book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Encouraging readers' critical thinking on various issues, each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Recognizing that policy work requires practitioners to be as fully versed as possible with the issue at hand, Social Work and Social Policy thoroughly explores: Social welfare policy as a form of social justice ; The evolution of the American welfare state ; Human security and the welfare of societies ; Social policy from a global perspective ; Challenges for social policies in Asia ; Welfare reform and the need for social empathy ; The U.S. Patriot Act and its implications for the social work profession ; Human rights and emerging social media."--Publisher's website
Human behavior in the social environment : theories for social work practice by Bruce A Thyer( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE) is a critical course for social work students because it introduces them to the very specific person-in-environment, biopsychosocial perspective that sets social work apart from other helping professions. Authored by the foremost scholars in the field, this book takes a theoretical approach to human behavior in the social environment and covers all the major theories--from cognitive behavioral to family systems to psychosocial. Aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS), this book provides social work students with thorough coverage of human behavior at every level of interaction"--
Connecting social welfare policy to fields of practice by Ira C Colby( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edited by a team of renowned experts, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice features contributions from leaders in this field providing a variety of perspectives on different topics. This visionary guide equips social workers to proactively engage in policy practice to influence specific policies. Designed as a social welfare policy practice text for undergraduate and graduate students in social work programs, this book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice addresses specific populations within a wide variety of practice arenas, including: Social welfare policy and politics ; Aging in the United States ; Public mental health policy in the United States ; Disability policy development ; Health-care policy ; Urban housing policy ; Child welfare policy ; Redefining the welfare state in a global economy. Global in context, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice encourages those in the social work profession to become directly engaged with individuals, families, groups, and communities in the crafting of impartial public policies for marginalized members of society.--Publisher's website
Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare by Bruce A Thyer( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The profession of social work -- v. 2. Human behavior in the social environment -- v. 3. Social work practice -- v. 4. Social policy and policy practice
Developing Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills by Bruce A Thyer( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from the leading scholars in social work, this edited text provides a solid foundation of generalist practice skills for students and social workers. Creating a resource that covers generalist practice skills appropriate for students and practitioners, the authors begin by stressing the importance of evidence-based practice and cover key areas from intake through intervention and termination. Each chapter covers the theoretical basis for each type of practice as well as the practice implications for social work
Finding an academic job by Karen M Sowers( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors Karen Sowers-Hoag and Dianne F. Harrison answer questions that haunt graduate students throughout their degree programs. As a guide, Finding an Academic Job explores a range of issues surrounding the process of finding employment in an academic setting: surveying the market, preparing credentials, marketing oneself, job hunting, negotiating an offer, and issues arising in a dual-career partnership. Across disciplines, students in graduate programs and those considering entering graduate programs, faculty advisors, placement officers, career counselors, and others who work with and mentor budding professors will find this book invaluable
Getting your MSW : how to survive and thrive in a social work program by Karen M Sowers( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How institutions are shaping the future of our children : for better or for worse? by Catherine N Dulmus( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains innovative strategies for reducing the negative outlook of children and families in shelters, foster homes, and residential treatment centers."--Jacket
Juvenile justice practice : a cross-disciplinary approach to intervention by Rodney A Ellis( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work practice and social justice : from local to global perspective by Karen M Sowers( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sowers (University of Tennessee) and Rowe (University of South Florida) describe the social problems being faced by vulnerable populations around the world, and the different approaches social workers apply to deal with poverty, mental illness, substance abuse, physical disabilities, and crime. Boxed items highlight national practice exemplars and
Building excellence : the rewards and challenges of integrating research into the undergraduate curriculum by Catherine N Dulmus( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social work curriculum changes that really work. The Boyer Report and the Council on Social Work Education have placed expectations on universities and social work programs to make sure undergraduate students know how to develop, use, and communicate empirically-based knowledge. Building Excellence is a handbook for integrating research into undergraduate curriculums, using the curriculum of the University of Tennessee College of Social Work as an example. This unique book showcases social work research conducted by UT seniors, who were paired upon graduation with doctoral students who helped t
Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare by Karen M Sowers( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 4: Social Policy and Policy Practice features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of inform
Adult development and well-being : the impact of institutional environments by Catherine N Dulmus( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human services workers are consistently discovering more about how important adult well-being is as a foundation of positive human development. Adult Development and Well-Being: The Impact of Institutional Environments closely examines this relationship and provides creative strategies to improve outcomes for adults within institutional settings or systems. Leading experts discuss the latest research, offer insightful perspectives on adult development issues, and provide policy recommendations to effectively foster change. This important resource targets specific issues and provides practical answers to questions about how to positively affect human behavior by cultivating well-being. Social work professionals know that adult development and well-being are directly impacted by institutional setting. Adult Development and Well-Being: The Impact of Institutional Environments explores current theory, literature, and studies on the various positive or negative influences institutions has on the self and intimate and social relationships. This text is extensively referenced and includes various tables to clearly present data
Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare by Barbara W White( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare, Volume 1: The Profession of Social Work features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information
The profession of social work( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners and presents the most comprehensive, in-depth source of information on the field of social work and social welfare
 
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Comprehensive handbook of social work and social welfareFinding an academic jobGetting your MSW : how to survive and thrive in a social work programHow institutions are shaping the future of our children : for better or for worse?Juvenile justice practice : a cross-disciplinary approach to interventionSocial work practice and social justice : from local to global perspectiveBuilding excellence : the rewards and challenges of integrating research into the undergraduate curriculumComprehensive handbook of social work and social welfare
Alternative Names
Hoag, Karen Sowers-

Sowers-Hoag, Karen

Sowers-Hoag, Karen M.

Sowers, Karen M.

Languages
English (172)