Artificial Intelligence and Social Work

Artificial Intelligence and Social Work
Author: Milind Tambe,Eric Rice
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 1108425992
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence and Social Work Book Excerpt:

An introductory guide with real-life examples on using AI to help homeless youth, diabetes patients, and other social welfare interventions.

Transcultural Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Health and Social Care

Transcultural Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Health and Social Care
Author: Irena Papadopoulos,Christina Koulouglioti,Chris Papadopoulos,Antonio Sgorbissa
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2022-04-29
ISBN: 0323907024
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcultural Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Health and Social Care Book Excerpt:

Transcultural Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Health and Social Care provides healthcare professionals with a deeper understanding of the incredible opportunities brought by the emerging field of AI robotics. In addition, it provides robotic researchers with the point-of-view of healthcare professionals to understand what the healthcare sector – as well as the market – really needs from robotics technology. By doing so, the book fills an important gap between both fields in order to leverage new developments and collaborative work in favor of global patients. The book is aimed at the non-technical reader, especially health and social care professionals, and explains in a simple way the technological principles applied in the development of socially assistive humanoid AI robots (SAHR), the values which guide such developments, the ethics related to them, and research approaches in the field, with a focus on achieving a culturally competent SAHR. Presents user-friendly and stage-by-stage information to help readers appreciate how AI robots work and how they can be integrated in their work environments Explains why AI and socially assistive robotics need to be culturally competent Helps reduce readers’ fears and change negative prejudices they may have about robots as a relevant tool for healthcare Written by experts in AI robotics and the creators of transcultural health/social robotics Informed by the largest trial conducted with real patients

Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work

Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work
Author: Michaela Rogers,Dan Allen
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-04-08
ISBN: 1526482711
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work Book Excerpt:

This highly practical guidebook will help you develop the critical and analytical skills essential to your successful social work education and evidence-informed, reflective practice. Key features include: Theoretical break down and simplification of key theories How to avoid common pitfalls Activities to help you cement your learning Case studies applicable in practice. This will support you right from the very beginning of your programme through to the end of your final placement and into practice.

Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work Counselling and the Health Professions

Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work  Counselling and the Health Professions
Author: Patricia Higham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0429800150
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work Counselling and the Health Professions Book Excerpt:

This book supports and develops the communication and interviewing skills of professional practitioners and student practitioners in social work, counselling, and the health professions. Combining work on personal and social constructs, the search for meaning, and ecological theory, this book both provides an integrated discussion of practice and presents a balanced approach when discussing psychological, biological, and social influences on individual well-being. Furthermore, it emphasises the influence of social contexts on behaviour and well-being, as well as valuing and encouraging the application of practitioners’ prior experience and learning (APEL) to new knowledge and understanding. Containing a range of practice examples to stimulate learning, this book promotes a collaboration between the professions, and welcomes the contributions of people who use services, patients, and clients. Communication and Interviewing Skills for Practice in Social Work, Counselling and the Health Professions will be of interest to all undergraduate and postgraduate social work students, as well as new and experienced professional health care practitioners.

Application of Intelligent Systems in Multi modal Information Analytics

Application of Intelligent Systems in Multi modal Information Analytics
Author: Vijayan Sugumaran
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3031052374
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Intelligent Systems in Multi modal Information Analytics Book Excerpt:

Social Media and Social Work

Social Media and Social Work
Author: Claudia Megele,J. E. Simpson,Peter Buzzi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-02-12
ISBN: 144732739X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Media and Social Work Book Excerpt:

In a society in which social media technologies have rapidly permeated daily living, we increasingly rely on these technologies for everything from forming and maintaining relationships to building businesses and providing us with the latest news. This book considers the impact of social media on social work practice. Coedited by Claudia Megele, a leading expert on the use of social and digital technologies in health and social care, and featuring contributions from numerous well-known practitioners, Social Media and Social Work uses specific examples from a range of social work subspecialties to provide clear guidance on both the opportunities and dangers of using social media in practice. Speaking to the social workers of today and the future, this book argues that social media can and must be an essential tool for both service providers and users.

Science and Social Work

Science and Social Work
Author: Stuart Kirk,William J. Reid
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-01-02
ISBN: 9780231529235
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Social Work Book Excerpt:

Science and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn upon scientific knowledge and techniques, placing each one in historical perspective by explaining the nature of the problems it was designed to solve and the philosophical, political, and practical questions it raised. Kirk and Reid offer a balanced appraisal of the promises, accomplishments, and limits of such approaches, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific research can aid clinical practice with individuals, families and groups.

Social Work Management and Leadership

Social Work Management and Leadership
Author: John Lawler,Andy Bilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-10-16
ISBN: 1135247056
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Management and Leadership Book Excerpt:

Management and leadership are increasingly important within the organisation and delivery of social care services and now form part of the post qualification framework for social workers. Yet, whilst there is a relatively broad understanding of management concepts and their application in social care, their foundations often go unchallenged both by students and managers. Furthermore, leadership is open to a wide range of interpretations and is often ill-defined with the expectation that we share a common understanding of the term. This text promotes an appreciation of the development of management and leadership thinking and the different themes which inform current ideas. It considers these topics from a range of theoretical standpoints in order to stimulate readers to consider their own experience and expectations of management and leadership. It then demonstrates how these standpoints might promote innovative approaches to management and leadership within social care organisations and ways in which such organisations might then develop. The aim of this challenging text is to encourage critical and informed reflection on current practice. Social Work Management and Leadership is essential reading for students of management and leadership in social care as well as being an invaluable resource for managers who simply wish to consider new approaches to their practice.

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 15th International Conference

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence  15th International Conference
Author: Fernando De La Prieta,Sigeru Omatu,Antonio Fernández-Caballero
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 3319946498
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 15th International Conference Book Excerpt:

The 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2018 (DCAI 2018) is a forum to present applications of innovative techniques for studying and solving complex problems. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both the academic and industrial sector is essential to facilitate the development of systems that can meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s society. The present edition brings together past experience, current work and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application in order to provide efficient solutions to real problems. This symposium is organized by the University of Castilla-La Mancha, the Osaka Institute of Technology and the University of Salamanca. The present edition was held in Toledo, Spain, from 20th – 22nd June, 2018.

The Future of Social Work

The Future of Social Work
Author: Brij Mohan
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN: 9352806271
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Social Work Book Excerpt:

Social media and the digital revolution have fundamentally changed the meaning of “social” and “work.” Social work, like all other professions, will undergo dramatic changes as apps and algorithms overtake human operations. The failure of social sciences in general and social work in particular warrants thoughtful innovations that ensure sustainable services. The author believes altruism is professionally unattainable until social work is completely re-founded. The Future of Social Work discusses seven new algorithms of social practice that challenge the existing model of social work education and offers a new perspective for radical transformation of the entire system. The book warns against academic complacence and shows how this radical transformation is necessary in order to prevent inevitable alienation, avarice, and anger in a techno-scientific world.

Dissenting Social Work

Dissenting Social Work
Author: Paul Michael Garrett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-03-03
ISBN: 1000347885
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dissenting Social Work Book Excerpt:

This book, from one of international social work’s leading radical educators, provides a richly compelling argument for the profession to become more critical and dissenting. Addressing the troubled times in which we find ourselves, Garrett’s book examines a broad range of theoretical frameworks and draws on diverse writers, such as Marx, Foucault, Brown, Zuboff, Rancière, Wacquant, Arendt, Levinas, Fanon and Gramsci. The author’s panoramic vision encompasses Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Algeria, Israel/Palestine and China. Timely, lively and accessible, this book speaks directly to some of the main preoccupations of our era. Readers will be encouraged to relate developments in social work to key themes circulating around migration, the threat of neo-fascism, surveillance culture, colonialism, the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic. Imbued with a sense of hope for a brighter future, this book encourages a new generation of social work students to recognise and examine the importance of critical theory for understanding the structural forces shaping their lives and the lives of those with whom they work and provide services. This book is vital, indispensable and essential reading for social work students and other readers, throughout the world, seeking to make the connection between social work, social theory and sociology.

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century
Author: Leon H. Ginsberg,Christopher R. Larrison,Larry Nackerud,John R. Barner,Lauren A. Ricciardelli
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN: 0190940425
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Social Work and Science in the 21st Century enhances the inclusion of natural science concepts and knowledge into social work education and practice. The book highlights basic scientific theories and ideas in a broad array of natural science fields, including chemistry, physics, astronomy, geometry, numbers, and big data. A number of chapters focus on how knowledge from the natural sciences can enhance social work practice in areas as diverse as medicine, substance abuse, mental health, and intellectual and developmental disabilities, while other chapters on water, human geography, climate change, execution and the death penalty, and the life cycle are designed to highlight the natural science behind social issues. The information presented in the book is complex enough to spark the reader's continued interest in knowing more about the natural sciences, but basic enough to allow readers with limited understanding of the natural sciences--at both the bachelor's and master's levels--to feel comfortable exploring its contents.

The Encyclopedia of Social Work

The Encyclopedia of Social Work
Author: Terry Mizrahi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0195306619
Category: Social service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Social Work Book Excerpt:

Conveys the breadth and depth of the social work profession's collective expertise, formulated and written by social workers from many backgrounds and competencies.

Handbook of Research on Policies Protocols and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World

Handbook of Research on Policies  Protocols  and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World
Author: Özsungur, Fahri
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 679
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 1799877744
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Policies Protocols and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World Book Excerpt:

Social work plays an important role in reintegrating individuals into society, educating, raising awareness, implementing social policy, and realizing legal regulations. The emergence of digital innovations and the effects of health problems including the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and society have led to the development of innovations, virtual/digital practices, and applications in this field. The contributions of the recent pandemic and digital transformation to social work and practices should be revealed in the context of international standards. Policies, Protocols, and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World presents the current best practices, policies, and protocols within international social work. It focuses on the impact of digital applications, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and digital transformation on social work. Covering topics including burnout, management, social engineering, anti-discrimination strategies, and women’s studies, this book is essential for social workers, policymakers, government officials, scientists, clinical professionals, technologists, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students.

Social Work Theory and Practice

Social Work Theory and Practice
Author: Lesley Deacon,Stephen J. Macdonald
Publsiher: Learning Matters
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN: 1473987466
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Theory and Practice Book Excerpt:

Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can often find challenging. This book will help students understand how theory impacts and informs social work practice across a range of contexts and with different service user groups. It starts off by briefly setting the context, introducing students to the importance of social work theory and its development over the years, before moving on to look at different types of theory across 17 tightly structured chapters. These cover a range of psychological theories, sociological theories, ethics and moral philosophies, political theories and ideologies, and organisational theories.

Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society
Author: Rowena Fong,James Lubben,Richard P. Barth
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN: 0190858982
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society Book Excerpt:

The Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative (GCSWI), which is spearheaded by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), represents a major endeavor for the entire field of social work. GCSWI calls for bold innovation and collective action powered by proven and evolving scientific interventions to address critical social issues facing society. The purpose of GCSWI was modeled after the National Academy of Engineering, which aimed to identify some of the most persistent engineering problems of the day and then put the attentions, energies, and funding of the entire field to work on them for a decade. The GCSWI does the same for social issues, tackling problems such as homelessness, social isolation, mass incarceration, family violence, and economic inequality. Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society is an edited book that will present the foundations of the GCSWI, laying out the start of the initiative and providing summaries of each of the twelve challenges. The 12 main chapters that form the core of the book, one on each of the dozen Grand Challenges, are written by the primary research teams who are driving each GC project.

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work and Addictive Behaviors

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work and Addictive Behaviors
Author: Audrey L. Begun,Margaret M. Murray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN: 0429515138
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work and Addictive Behaviors Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Social Work and Addictive Behaviors is a definitive resource about addictive behaviors, emphasizing substance misuse, gambling, and problematic technology use. Contents address their prevalence in various communities and populations globally, theories related to their origins and etiology, and what is currently known about effective intervention strategies, education, and research. Social work’s biopsychosocial, lifespan, and person-in-environment perspectives underpin the book contents which are applicable to a wide range of professional and social science disciplines. Contents are divided into five sections: The scope and nature of addictive behavior and related problems Addictive behavior across the lifespan and specific populations Interventions to prevent and address addictive behavior and related problems Issues frequently co-occurring with addictive behavior Moving forward This handbook provides students, practitioners, and scholars with a strong focus on cutting-edge high-quality research. With contributions from a global interdisciplinary team of leading scholars, this handbook is relevant to readers from social work, public health, psychology, education, sociology, criminal justice, medicine, nursing, human services, and health professions.

Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence in Government Practices and Processes

Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence in Government Practices and Processes
Author: Saura, Jose Ramon,Debasa, Felipe
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2022-03-18
ISBN: 1799896110
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence in Government Practices and Processes Book Excerpt:

In today’s global culture where the internet has established itself as a main tool of communication, the global system of economy and regulations, as well as data and decisions based on data analysis, have become essential for public actors and institutions. Governments need to be updated and use the latest technologies to understand what society’s demands are, and user behavioral data, which can be pulled by intelligent applications, can offer tremendous insights into this. The Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence in Government Practices and Processes identifies definitional perspectives of behavioral data science and what its use by governments means for automation, predictability, and risks to privacy and free decision making in society. Many governments can train their algorithms to work with machine learning, leading to the capacity to interfere in the behavior of society and potentially achieve a change in societal behavior without society itself even being aware of it. As such, the use of artificial intelligence by governments has raised concerns about privacy and personal security issues. Covering topics such as digital democracy, data extraction techniques, and political communications, this book is an essential resource for data analysts, politicians, journalists, public figures, executives, researchers, data specialists, communication specialists, digital marketers, and academicians.

Ethics and Values in Social Work

Ethics and Values in Social Work
Author: Sarah Banks
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN: 113760719X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Values in Social Work Book Excerpt:

With over 40,000 copies sold across its lifetime, this is social work classic from a leading international author. Synthesizing the complex ideas and concepts that characterize social work's value base, Sarah Banks expertly provides a clear and systematic account of professional ethics in relation to social work practice, framed within a global context. Ethics and Values in Social Work is co-published with the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and this fifth edition provides revised and updated analysis of professional regulation and codes of practice. Written with Banks' trademark accessibility and theoretical rigour, this updated edition continues to be a relevant and invaluable resource for all students taking Ethics and Values modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as educators and practitioners of social work. New to this Edition: - Revised and updated analyses of professional regulations and codes of practices - Updated case studies with an increased number of global examples of social work practice - More cases featuring adults

Modern Social Work Theory

Modern Social Work Theory
Author: Malcolm Payne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 1352011093
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Social Work Theory Book Excerpt:

Now in its fifth edition, this international best-selling textbook is a classic in its field. Written by one of the leading names in social work, it provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the main practice theories that will act as a companion for students throughout their course and their career as a practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations of the pros and cons of major theories that inform social work practice, and comparisons between them. This is the ideal text for theory, methods and practice modules on qualifying social work courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well qualified social work practitioners taking post-qualifying and CPD courses. New to this Edition: - Theory chapters divided up based on the three objectives in the IASSW/ISFW global definition of social work - New content on whiteness theory, post-colonial approaches and critiques of multicultural and anti-racist theories - Full treatment of Relational Practice and Attachment Practice in separate chapters - More space given to Green social work and environmental approaches