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  • Critical Social Work

    Critical Social Work

    by Edited by June Allan, Linda Br

    Critical Social Work starts from the premise that a central goal of social work practice is social change to redress social inequality. Taking a critical theoretical approach, the authors explore the links between personal and social change. They confront the challenges for critical social work in the context of pressures to separate the personal from the political and in responding to the impact of changes in the socio-political, statutory and global contexts of practice. Critical Social Work has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent social, economic and political developments....

  • Dictionary of Social Work

    Dictionary of Social Work

    by John Pierson and Martin Thomas

    Great reference material that defines the A to Z of Social Work and Social Care. With over 1500 entries, this popular dictionary provides concise and up to date explanations of the theories, approaches and terminology that define front-line social work and social care. These entries explain, in jargon-free language, how key concepts can be used to improve practice. Clear explanations outline significant developments such as Every Child Matters and the personalization of adult services. Entries are helpfully cross referenced and are evidence based. They reflect professional values and are written by specialists...

  • Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    by E Pomeroy & R Bradford Garcia

    Featuring an evidence and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, readers are introduced to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review...

  • Direct Work with Family Groups: Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change

    Direct Work with Family Groups: Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change

    by Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

    Direct Work with Family Groups is full of great ideas to aid engagement, assessment and enable positive change through direct work with family groups. Working with families can be a challenging experience. This book looks at the personal skills needed to engage families, both at home and in the community. It provides guidance on how to assess and manage the needs of individual family members, whilst also being mindful of potential risk factors. With easy to use activities and resources, this book will inspire you to think about creative...

  • Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

    Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

    by Ravi Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth

    Domestic violence is encountered by disabled women more frequently than non-disabled women, yet disabled women are less likely to receive appropriate services, and there has been little research on their experiences and how this problem can be addressed. This book, drawing on the first UK national study of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, highlights the experiences of these women, the nature of the violence perpetrated against them, and the seriousness and range of its impacts. The book draws attention to the gaps in services for disabled women and...

  • Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative Approach

    Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative Approach

    by Sarah Landy and Rosanne Menna

    Helping families who live in environments with multiple risk factors - including poverty, domestic violence, teen parenthood, mental illness, and substance abuse - requires that professionals and paraprofessionals work together to provide the best possible interventions. This much-needed book shows service providers how to help these multi-risk families by using an integrative model that brings together the most effective intervention techniques from a variety of theoretical approaches, parenting strategies, and innovative programs. Professionals will learn how to effectively engage parents if they are resistant to intervention, and they'll discover specific, practical...

  • Effective Supervision for the Helping Professions 2ed

    Effective Supervision for the Helping Professions 2ed

    by Michael Carroll

    *Publish date: *June 2014 Using features such as case studies, exercises and points for reflection, this is an ideal introduction to managing the supervisory relationship for both trainee and supervisor. This second edition of the book formerly titled Counselling Supervision now covers new and contemporary areas of supervision such as ethical maturity, insights into supervision from neuroscience, the organisational demands from the various contexts in which supervision takes place. It widens the concept of supervision to include professions such as coaching, organisational development consulting, counselling and psychology. *Contents:* Preface What is...

  • Effective Supervision in Social Work

    Effective Supervision in Social Work

    by Ivan Gray and Kate Howe

    It is vital that social work managers and leaders are able to deliver and manage effective supervision to their teams. Recent social work reports such as the Munro Review into Child Protection (2011) identified poor supervision as a barrier to good and effective social work practice and highlighted the need for quality supervision to become embedded within departments. This book demonstrates how both managers and their staff can engage with supervision with a view to successful outcomes. There are detailed sections on audit tasks and reflection questions to enable...

  • Engaging with Social Work - A Critical Introduction

    Engaging with Social Work - A Critical Introduction

    by Christine Morley

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the diverse and contested world of social work. It explores the key concepts and theoretical frameworks underpinning contemporary social work practice, as well as relevant professional skills and strategies from a critical perspective. In a rapidly changing world, it locates critical social work as a part of broader and ongoing struggles for social justice and human rights. Readers are encouraged to think about what social work is or should be, and what sort of social worker they would like to become. The book...

  • Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice 2nd Edition

    Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice 2nd Edition

    by Kate Sapin

    This popular textbook gives students a practical understanding of the broad range of skills they will need during the course of their studies and throughout their youth work career. The second edition includes a new chapter on practice placements, and has been updated to be brought in line with the latest policy and professional regulation context. The book outlines the core principles and values of youth work, and shows that through a participatory, anti-oppressive approach, professionals can make an impact on young people's lives. Topics covered include: Reaching out to...

  • Everyday Community Practice: Principles and Practice

    Everyday Community Practice: Principles and Practice

    by Amanda Howard and Margot Rawst

    A practice-focused resource for community workers and students. Increasingly students and practitioners in human services are asked or seek to include community engagement, participation and capacity building in their work with groups. In this book expert authors Amanda Howard and Margot Rawsthorne provide guidance on the theory and practice of working with communities, from preliminary planning and scoping before direct work with the community begins, through to evaluation. They explore key issues including developing an understanding of community life, facilitating and supporting community action, understanding and acting on structural inequity, managing negotiation...

  • Facing Danger In The Helping Professions: A Skilled Approach

    Facing Danger In The Helping Professions: A Skilled Approach

    by Iain Bourne

    Do you face dangerous behaviour in your work? How equipped are you to deal with whatever might be thrown at you? Dangerous behaviour is a very real threat to practitioners working across the helping professions. This innovative, accessible and theoretically informed book deals with the types of dangerous behaviour that helping professionals are likely to encounter and provides strategies and skills for dealing with these situations. Written for both students and practitioners in various disciplines, the book focuses on the immediate face-to-face management of interpersonal danger. Case studies allow the reader to...

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