Human rights in the social work environment are either theortetical or general concepts that require application to the specifics of practical settings.
Understanding Human Rights is written with these practitioners in mind, avoiding lengthy, academic discussions, it provides exercises that easily translate human rights concepts into everyday practice.
Elisabeth Reichert, LCSW, Ph.D. received her degree in social work from the University of Tennessee in 1985 with the aid of a Fulbright Scholarship. She also holds an equivalent degree in Germany. After receiving her social work degree, she practiced clinical social work until 1994, when she began teaching social work policy and practice. she is professor at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has previously published a book on Social Work and Human Rights: A Foundation for Policy and Practice.