This wide-ranging collection of essays explores how social work theories are applied to practice in Australia and New Zealand and offers insights into the cultural issues involved in social work. The authors discuss the challenges faced by indigenous populations and ethnic minority groups and how they can gain control over their situations, and offer valuable guidance on cross-cultural work.
The authors present the key principles of four theoretical approaches frequently used in social work - ecological systems, community development, strengths-based approaches and attachment theories. They explain how each of these can be applied in a wide range of contexts, including mental health care, trauma counselling and child protection. Drawing on the experience of community development work with Maori and Tongan populations, they suggest how these approaches can also be used in work with migrants and refugees.
Social Work Theories in Action emphasizes the importance of drawing on the strengths of families, individuals and communities, and will inspire practitioners to incorporate a variety of theoretical approaches into their work. This text is essential reading for social workers, mental health professionals and social work students.
*Only 1 left at this price* *No refund on this item: Was: $26.95* *Reduced by 25% - Now $20.20* Drawn from the author’s many hours of consultation with prospective psychology students, Becoming a Psychologist provides definitive guidance to the student who seeks a career in psychology or wishes to use the subject as a foundation for other study. It gives an overview of the various pathways that can be taken to become a professional psychologist and helps the reader to make decisions about where they want to focus their studies. Essential reading for: secondary school students studying psychology first year undergraduate... More info
This new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5-8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy and emotional well-being. As before, it is firmly supported by a wealth of research which links children's mental and physical health to the development of emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasises the development of emotional literacy skills and specifically the development of an emotional vocabulary, empathy, tolerance, resilience and motivation. The focus upon managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings is central to the programme and... More info
In this practical handbook, self-esteem expert Deborah Plummer offers a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games carefully chosen to build and maintain self-esteem in children aged 5–11. The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem – self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness – and includes opportunities for thinking and discussion. The book combines physically active and passive games, verbal and non-verbal games and games for pairs or groups, which makes them equally accessible for children with speech/language difficulties or those with physical disabilities. Deborah Plummer... More info