Environmental social work

TitleEnvironmental social work
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGray, M, Coates, J, Hetherington, T
Paginationxx, 340 p.
Place PublishedMilton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0203095308 (ebook)
Accession Number7164918
Call NumberACES 363.7053 G791e
KeywordsENVIRONMENTAL ethics , HUMAN rights , Social Work
AbstractSocial work has been late to engage with the environmental movement. Often working with an exclusively social understanding of environment, much of the social work profession has overlooked the importance of environmental issues. However, recently, the impact of and worldwide attention to climate change, a string of natural disasters, and increased understanding of issues around environmental justice has put the environment, sustainability, and well-being in the spotlight. Divided into three parts, this field-defining work explores what environmental social work is, and how it can be put into practice. The first section focuses on theory, discussing ecological and social justice, as well as sustainability, spirituality and human rights. The second section comprises case studies of evolving environmental social work practice. The case studies derive from a range of areas from urban gardens and community organizing to practice with those affected by climate change. The final section – relevant to students and lecturers – looks at learning about environmental issues in social work. Environmental Social Work provides an integrated theoretical and practical overview of why and how social work might respond to environmental factors affecting the societies and people they work with at international, national, local and individual levels.
Notes20120114567426262edited by Mel Gray, John Coates, and Tiani Hetherington.ill., maps ; 25 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Theory : mapping the terrain of environmental social work -- Ecological and social justice : a call to action / Fred Besthorn -- Ecosocial work with marginalized populations : time for action on climate change / Tiani Hetherington & Jennifer Boddy -- Environmental sustainability, sustainable development, and social work / Arielle Dylan -- Social science research in ocean environments : a social worker's experience / Susan A. Taylor -- Climate change as a human rights issue / Frank Tester -- Practice : case studies of environmental social work practice -- Community gardens, creative community organizing, and environmental activism / Benjamin Shepard -- Social work practice with drought-affected families : an australian case study / Daniela Stehlik -- Social work, animals, and the natural world / Thomas Ryan -- Restoration not incarceration : an environmentally-based intervention for working with young offenders/ christine lynn norton, barbara holguin, & jarid manos -- Social work and the struggle for corporate social responsibility / Dyann Ross -- Education : challenging students to respond to environmental issues -- Transforming the curriculum : social work education and ecological consciousness / Peter Jones -- Emotion, ethics, and fostering environmental citizenship / Mishka Lysack -- Social work education on the environment in contemporary curricula in the usa / R. Anna Hayward, Shari E. Miller, & Terry V. Shaw -- Environmental sustainability : educating social workers for interdisciplinary practice / Cathryne Schmitz, Tom Maty
Short TitleEnvironmental social work
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