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  • Being White in the Helping Professions

    Being White in the Helping Professions

    by Judy Ryde

    In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment. Judy Ryde reveals how white people have implicit and explicit advantages and privileges that often go unnoticed by them. She suggests that in order to work effectively in a multicultural setting, this privilege needs to be fully acknowledged and confronted. She explores whether it is possible to talk about a white identity, addresses uncomfortable feelings such as guilt or shame, and...

  • Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance

    Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance

    by Declan Coogan

    Providing an authoritative overview of the growing phenomena of child to parent violence - a feature in the daily life of increasing numbers of families - this book outlines what we know about it, what is effective in addressing it, and outlines a proven model for intervention. Based on Non Violent Resistance (NVR), the model is founded on a number of key elements: parental commitment to non-violence, de-escalation skills, increased parental presence, engaging the support network and acts of reconciliation. The book outlines the theory and principles, and provides pragmatic...

  • Collaborative Helping: A Strengths Framework for Home-Based Services

    Collaborative Helping: A Strengths Framework for Home-Based Services

    by Madsen, Gillespie

    *An interdisciplinary framework for sustainable helping through cross-system collaboration* This hands-on resource provides clear, practical guidance for supportive service professionals working in a home-based environment. Drawing on best practices from a range of disciplines, this book provides a clear map for dealing with the complex and often ambiguous situations that arise with individuals and families, with applications extending to supervision and organizational change. Readers gain the advice and insight of real-world frontline helpers, as well as those who receive care, highlighting new ways to approach the work and re-think previous conceptualizations...

  • Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People: Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

    Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People: Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

    by Audrey Tait and Becky Dunn

    Some children face traumatic or difficult events in their lives and it's essential that they are helped to understand such events and given permission to talk. To do this, helping adults need to be equipped and confident to start these conversations. Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People provides guidance and support for any adult who needs to talk to children about difficult issues. The issues covered include domestic abuse and drug use, mental health issues, adoption and fostering, family illness and bereavement, as well as giving...

  • Critical Issues in Child Welfare (Hardback book)

    Critical Issues in Child Welfare (Hardback book)

    by Joan Shireman

    *No refund on this item: Was: $141.00* *Reduced by 40% - Now $84.60* What role can and should social work play in child welfare services? Responding to what many consider a crisis in the child welfare system, Critical Issues in Child Welfare is a comprehensive overview of the policies, programs, and practices that define the field, with an emphasis on the role of social work. Joan Shireman looks at the community context of child welfare, noting changes over time, and the role of social work in the development of...

  • Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New perspectives and practices

    Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New perspectives and practices

    by Dr Sharlene Nipperess

    A guide to the theory and practice of effective and sensitive multicultural approaches across a range of settings including aged care, disability services and child protection, suitable for both students and practitioners. Critical multicultural practice, rather than being a specialism, is integral to Australian social work. Drawing on critical race theory, critical multiculturalism, intersectionality and critical reflection as practice theory, this major new edited collection challenges many of the dominant assumptions of cross-cultural social work and provides instead a new model of transformative engagement. Key concepts are considered, including identity, culture, diversity...

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