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Title The Columbia guide to social work writing / edited by Warren Green and Barbara Levy Simon
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2012]


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Description xxv, 326 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I THE FOUNDATIONS OF GOOD WRITING -- 1.Writing in Social Work in the United States: 1880s to the Present / Barbara Levy Simon -- 2.Writing Strategies for Academic Papers / Warren Green -- 3.Writing for Publication in Social Work Journals / Ronald A. Feldman -- 4.Inscribing Knowledge: Writing Research in Social Work / Denise Burnette -- pt. II APPLIED PROFESSIONAL WRITING -- 5.Student Writing in Field Education / Kathryn Conroy -- 6.Writing For and About Clinical Practice / Mary Sormanti -- 7.Getting the Policy Message Across to Diverse Audiences / Sheila B. Kamerman -- 8.Writing in Program and Proposal Development: The Social Work Writer as Translator / Marion Riedel -- 9.Advocacy / Vicki Lens -- 10.Administrative Writing / Sue Matorin -- pt. III WRITING IN DISTINCT FIELDS OF PRACTICE -- 11.Writing in Family and Child Welfare / Elaine M. Walsh -- 12.Writing Strategies for School Social Workers / Vincent Guilamo-Ramos -- 13.Writing About Contemporary Social Issues: Lessons Learned from Working with Street-Based Sex Workers / Susan Witte -- 14.Writing in the Field of Aging / Ann Burack-Weiss -- 15.Writing in International Work: Power, Knowledge, and Social Interventions in the Globalized World / Elizabeth Sperber
Summary Social work practitioners write for a variety of publications, and they are expected to show fluency in a number of related fields. Whether the target is a course instructor, scholarly journal, fellowship organization, or general news outlet, social workers must be clear, persuasive, and comprehensive in their writing, especially on provocative subjects. This first-of-its-kind guide features top scholars and educators providing a much-needed introduction to social work writing and scholarship. Foregrounding the process of social work writing, the coeditors particularly emphasize how to think about and approach one's subject in a productive manner.The guide begins with an overview of social work writing from the 1880s to the present, and then follows with ideal strategies for academic paper writing, social work journal writing, and social work research writing. A section on applied professional writing addresses student composition in field education, writing for and about clinical practice, the effective communication of policy information to diverse audiences, program and proposal development, advocacy, and administrative writing. The concluding section focuses on specific fields of practice, including writing on child and family welfare, contemporary social issues, aging, and intervention in global contexts. Grounding their essays in systematic observations, induction and deduction, and a wealth of real-world examples, the contributors describe the conceptualization, development, and presentation of social work writing in ways that better secure its power and relevance
Analysis Social work
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communication in social work.
Social case work reporting.
Social service -- Records and correspondence.
Author Green, Warren (Warren J.)
Simon, Barbara Levy, 1949-
LC no. 2011047818
ISBN 9780231142946 cloth alkaline paper
0231142943 cloth alkaline paper
9780231142953 paperback alkaline paper
0231142951 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Guide to social work writing