Violence against women is a pervasive problem in society and responding appropriately to those who experience it and those who perpetrate it is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professions today.
This volume seeks to address issues surrounding violence against women at all levels, from its root causes (including looking at child abuse and coercive control) to the specific needs arising in victims of gendered abuse from a particular social or ethnic group. Drawing on the expertise of a range of 'front line' service providers and practitioners as well as academic researchers, it seeks to provide those working in social work and related professions with up-to-date coverage of the major issues pertaining to violence against women, and suggest ways to tackle the rise in violence against women by translating knowledge into effective training and practice.
This important book will be essential reading for practising social workers and allied professions, as well as academics and students.
This little book is overflowing with deep and meaningful quotations, which are complimented with illustrations by Cate Edwards. *Some examples are:* Make your optimism come true Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose *Other Little Books available:* A Little book of Comfort A Little Book of Positivity A Little Book of Inspiration A Little Book of Friends A Little Book of Happiness A Little Book of... More info
The fourth edition of the bestselling An Introduction to Family Therapy provides an overview of the core concepts informing family therapy and systemic practice, covering the development of this innovative field from the 1950s to the present day. The book considers both British and International perspectives and includes the latest developments in current practice, regulation and innovation, looking at these developments within a wider political, cultural and geographical context. *The fully revised fourth edition also contains new material on:* EXPANDED Chapter 4 'Ideas that keep knocking on the door'-updated with applications... More info
Written by a team of authors with a broad range of practice, teaching and research experience in the field of social work and human services, this book considers the best practice models which are available to social workers today. Social Work and Human Services Best Practice is organised around the 10 key issues of: child protection, young offenders, adult offenders, mental health, disability, healthcare, ageing, working in rural and remote communities, Indigenous Australians, and migrants and refugees. Comprehensive consideration is given to the practical, theoretical, legal and political aspects of... More info