International Social Work

Professional Action in an Interdependent World

by Lynne M. Healy

Foreword, Katherine A. Kendall


1. International Social Work: What is it and Why is it important?

2. The History of the Development of Social Work

3. International Professional Action: A Selective History

4. Social Work Around the World Today: Current Practice

5. Global Interdependence

6. International Social Welfare Organizations and Their Functions

7. Values and Ethics for International Professional Action

8. International Relief and Development Practice, Lara Herscovitch

9. International/Domestic Practice Interface

10. Understanding and Influencing Global Policy

11. Education for International Professional Action: Current Realities, Future Challenges

12. Conclusion: Social Work as a Force for Human Global Change and Development

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms


IFSW Code of Ethics

U.N. Summit for Social Development -- 10 Comitments

Chart -- Milestones in International Social Work

  • Oxford University Press, USA; February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780198044406
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  • Title: International Social Work
  • Author: Lynne M. Healy
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford