This book, Applied Social Sciences: Social Work, is a collection of essays specific to the field of social work. The approach is both holistic (assessment of social work, burnout, counselling, history of social work, migration, models of excellence in social work, unemployment, workaholism) and atomistic (child attachment, children’s rights, coping strategies and associated work – family conflict, emotional neglect, monoparental families, physical abuse, positive child disciplining, psychological abuse, rehabilitation of delinquent minors, social inclusion of youth, etc). The types of academic readership it will appeal to include: academic teaching staff, doctors, parents, psychologists, researchers, social workers, students, and teachers in the field of social work, who wish to improve personally and professionally. It may also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with the human factor.
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“This book will be in constant use for those interested in theorists, genre theory, in particular dystopia, and contemporary literature and film.” Professor William A. Johnsen, Michigan State University
Patricia-Luciana Runcan currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the West University of Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in Sociology from the same University, a BA in Law from the “Tibiscus” University of Timişoara, and a PhD in Sociology from the West University of Timişoara. Her main areas of interest include social work and sociology. She has authored Social Workers Face to Face with Their Clients (2006), Social Work: Family and Child (2008), Child Protection in Romania (2009), The National System of Social Work (2009), Depression in the Elderly (2010), Successful Scientific Paper in Humanities (2010), and The Case Management Method (2011).Georgeta Raţă currently works as an Associate Professor at the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Timişoara, Romania. She holds a BA in French and English and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her main areas of interest include languages, communication, and education sciences. She has co-edited Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice (2010) and Academic Days of Timişoara: Social Sciences Today (2011).Ştefan Cojocaru is currently an Associate Professor at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania. He holds a BA in Sociology and Politology, an MA in Community Management and Social Management and a PhD in Sociology from the same university. His areas of interest include methodology of sociology research, supervision in social work, appreciative methods of social intervention, appreciative models in the area of social work, case management and supervision. He has authored Appreciative Methods in Social Work: Enquiry, Supervision and Case Management (2005) and Project of Intervention in Social Work: From Financing Projects to Individual Intervention Plans (2006) and co-authored Case Management in Child Protection: Assessment of Services and Practices in Romania (2008).