Social Workers as Game Changers
Confronting Complex Social Issues Through Cases
- Laura Lewis - Mercyhurst University, USA
Designed to promote active, hands-on learning, this unique book is composed of 11 chapter-length case studies that prepare students to address the types of challenging social issues they will encounter as practicing social workers. The cases—covering topics from immigration, gangs, and education to race, mental health, and end-of-life care—illustrate the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and facilitate not just recall of facts, but also higher-level learning. Each case allows students to confront realistic scenarios as they evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information, resulting in more engaged and informed classroom discussions.
Social Workers as Game Changers by Laura Lewis is outstanding – I had high expectations and it exceeded all of them. The cases are current and very well developed. I will definitely be using it through all of my Practice courses.