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Foundations of Social Work Practice

A Graduate Text, 5th Edition

About the Editors

Foundations of Social Work Practice

A Graduate Text (5th Edition)

Mark A. Mattaini, DSW, ACSW, is associate professor emeritus, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was director of the doctoral program. His writing, research, and current practice focus on youth violence prevention and the dynamics of nonviolent social action. He is author or editor of 11 books related to social work and social issues, is editor of the multidisciplinary journal Behavior and Social Issues, and is active in the leadership of Behaviorists for Social Responsibility and the Association for Behavior Analysis: International. He has practice experience in family services, residential care, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, mental health, prevention, and social action settings.

Casey Holtschneider, PhD, LCSW, is an assistant professor of social work, Northeastern Illinois University, and cofounder and executive director of the LYTE Collective, an organization supporting young people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Chicago, Illinois. Her research and current practice focus on improving services for young people in high-risk situations. She has 15 years of experience as a social work practitioner, primarily working with unaccompanied youth in housing crisis.

Christine T. Lowery, PhD, is a retired associate professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is from the Laguna (New

Mexico) and Hopi (Arizona) tribes. Her 16 years of teaching built on the foundation of 12 years as a social worker with American Indians in both urban and reservation settings. Her academic research focused on substance abuse and recovery processes with American Indian women. In retirement, she has served on the Laguna Pueblo council, on the Laguna Department of Education school board, and as the president of the New Mexico Indian Council on Aging. She is a state-certified ombudsman for the Laguna Rainbow Nursing Home and documents daily life in articles published in the Laguna monthly newspaper.

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