Dr. Lynne Healy Co-Edits Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Co-edited by Lynne Healy and Rosemary Link (Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Simpson College, Iowa), this handbook is the first major reference text to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for students and researchers. The extensive 73 chapter, 560 page handbook systematically maps the keys issues, organizations, competences, training and research needs, and ethical guidelines central to international social work practice today. The handbook emphasizes the linkages among social work, development, and human rights practice and provides in-depth country case studies and policy examples.

Angelina Yuen, PhD, Professor and Vice President, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and President, International Association of Schools of Social Work states, “This is a monumental masterpiece that is destined to become a classic text for students, scholars, and practitioners interested in international social work across the globe. It is comprehensive, analytical, and thought-provoking, and is able to capture the dynamic interplay between global issues and local practice in a most powerful and captivating manner.

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