Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 697–698 | Cite as

D. Collins, C. Jordan, & H. Coleman: An Introduction to Family Social Work

Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, Belmont, CA, 2013
  • Scott SainatoEmail author
Book Review

This book review is on An Introduction to Family Social Work by Collins, Jordan, and Coleman. Social work students, educators, practitioners, and researchers will find this book review as a good resource for those involved in family social work. The format of this book review included background of the authors, discussion of the effectiveness of main ideas and major objectives are addressed, validity and reliability of the information presented, strengths and limitations, and conclusions and recommendations for the targeted audience.

Each author provides their own perspective and experience into family social work. Donald Collins and Heather Coleman are Professors of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Catheleen Jordan is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. The authors have both extensive research and practice experience in the family social work which provides a high level of rigor and quality to the book. This is the 4th edition of the book with...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Washburn UniversityTopekaUSA

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