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Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link


Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Today's professionals respond to concerns including permeable borders, the upheavals of war, displaced workers, natural disasters, international adoption, and human trafficking. Everywhere, social workers work with service users and colleagues from diverse cultures and countries. Globally relevant concepts such as human rights, development, and inclusion offer new perspectives to enhance policy and practice and facilitate the international exchange of ideas. This collection of seventy-three chapters confirms the integra ... More

Keywords: global knowledge, social work, human rights, social work knowledge, competencies, training, research needs, ethical guidelines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195333619
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynne M. Healy, editor
University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Rosemary J. Link, editor
Simpson College

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1 Introduction

Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

Section I Theories and Concepts Underlying International Social Work

3 Globalization

Maureen Wilson

4 Development

James Midgley

6 Social Exclusion and Inclusion

Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler

7 Social Justice

Dorothee Hölscher

Section II History

SECTION III International Social Work Practice

11 International Adoption

Karen Smith Rotabi

12 Trauma Counseling

Allison Rowlands

13 International Social Service: Addressing the Need for Intercountry Casework

Felicity Northcott, Julie Gilbert Rosicky, Andy Elvin, Jean Ayoub, and Christine Lambert

SECTION IV Global Social Issues

19 Global Aging

M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad and Moon Choi

21 Child Labor and Work

Dennis J. Ritchie

22 Child Soldiers

Joanne Corbin

23 Children in and of the Street

Kristin M. Ferguson

24 Community Violence

Horace Levy

28 Ethnic Conflicts

Darja Zaviršek and Jelka Zorn

30 Human Trafficking

Jini L. Roby

31 Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival

Jay T. Johnson and Michael Yellow Bird

32 Global Mental Health

Janice Wood Wetzel

33 Migration and Refugees

Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler

35 Poverty and Human Needs

Vimla Nadkarni and Govind Dhaske

38 Status of Women

Susan Mapp

41 Youth

Lincoln O. Williams

Section V International Profession and Professional Organizations

45 International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD)

Frank B. Raymond and Charles “Chuck” Cowger

SECTION VI Organizations and Institutions Involved in International Social Work

SECTION VII International Social Work Education and Research

50 Models of Internationalizing Curriculum

Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

51 International Field Placements

Patricia Lager and Sally Mathiesen

52 Models of International Exchange

Rosemary J. Link and Gabi CˇaCˇinoviCˇ VogrinCˇiCˇ

SECTION VIII Social Work Around the World

55 Social Work in Africa

Lengwe-Katembula Mwansa

56 Social Work in Asia

Ngoh Tiong Tan

57 Social Work in Australia and New Zealand

Carolyn Noble and Mary Nash

58 Social Work in the Caribbean

Peta-Anne Baker and John Maxwell

59 Social Work in Europe

Annamaria Campanini

60 Social Work in Latin America

Irene Queiro-Tajalli

61 Social Work in North America

Julia Watkins (United States), Therese Jennissen and Colleen Lundy (Canada)

Section IX Poverty and Development

62 International Social Development Projects

Lorne Jaques and W. Duffie VanBalkom

SECTION X Human Rights

68 Children’s Rights

Rosemary J. Link

Section XI Conclusions: Toward the Future

71 International Careers in Social Work

Amy Bess and Rosemary J. Link

72 International Labor Mobility in Social Work

Karen Lyons and Nathalie Huegler

73 Conclusion

Rosemary J. Link