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The Empowerment Tradition in American Social Work: A History

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Barbara Levy Simon argues that empowerment is only the latest term for a point of view that has been at the heart of social work since the 1890s. She presents the history of this tradition from 1893 to the present and explores the social movements, ideas, and beliefs that have been most influential in shaping its development.
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Published August 25th 1994 by Columbia University Press
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Jessica
Oct 13, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: social workers, anyone curious about social work, insomniacs
I haven't gotten very far into this yet, but so far I really like it. I'm kind of peeved that I'm only reading this book now, in my last semester of social work school, and it wasn't even assigned to me or anything, I just found it on my own.

So far the first chapter is helping me clarify my own approach to this profession, which is that the goal of social work should *always* be empowerment. I really don't like this idea of social work as a "helping" profession. That's gross! I am not an especia
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