Contemporary Social Work Practice

Author by : Barbra Teater
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : An introduction to the diverse settings of social work, detailing the relevant policy context, methods and approaches.


Working With Risk

Author by : Hazel Kemshall
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Assessing and managing risk is a daily challenge for social workers. Working with risk can be anxiety provoking and demanding, requiring great skill and high levels of confidence. In these complex situations, social workers have to work hard to get the balance right. This innovative book focuses on the development and use of skills for work with risk. Using a range of case studies, examples and reflective exercises, the authors examine the key skills required to work effectively with risk. Various chapters focus on assessment skills, gathering and evaluation of information, decision-making challenges, and ethical issues. Recognising the difficulties presented in the context of busy statutory work, there is a strong focus on practical skills and tips for improving risk management plans. The book also pays careful attention to the emotional impact of working with risk, with a final chapter on the management of self in the challenging and sometimes distressing world of social work. Written in a reader-friendly, accessible style, the book will be essential reading for students and staff across a range of social work settings, including community care, adult services, child protection and mental health.


Contemporary Social Work

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Languange : en
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Contemporary Social Work Practice A Handbook For Students

Author by : Teater, Barbra
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : An introduction to the diverse settings of social work, detailing the relevant policy context, methods and approaches.


Reshaping Theory In Contemporary Social Work

Author by : William Borden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : William Borden's persuasive collection of original essays reaffirms the place of theory in social work practice, showing how different theoretical models, therapeutic languages, and modes of intervention strengthen eclectic and integrative approaches to psychosocial intervention. A distinguished group of scholars and practitioners examine emerging developments in cognitive theory, psychodynamic thought, resilience research and family therapy, psychobiography and narrative perspectives, and conceptions of place and environment in psychosocial intervention. They introduce integrative frameworks for intervention and examine a series of crucial issues in the field, including the role of theory in evidence-based practice, the development of practice wisdom, and the ways in which conceptions of love, acceptance, and social justice influence theorizing and practice. The contributors to this volume, each one carefully selected, reaffirm the framing perspectives and core values of the social work profession and identify fundamental challenges and tasks in developing theory and practice. Exploring contemporary yet no less essential concerns, they reflect the richness and creativity of theorizing in our time.


Social Work Diagnosis In Contemporary Practice

Author by : Francis J. Turner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The unifying theme of this broad-reaching volume is that responsible, ethical, and effective social work practice rests on the diagnostic skills of the practitioner. Social work diagnosis refers to the conscious formulation of an ongoing set of decisions about the client and his or her situation, which serve as the basis for intervention-decisions for which the practitioner must be prepared to take responsibility. Diagnostic skill development is an ongoing process principally enhanced by a continuous commitment to remain at the cutting edge of the profession's body of knowledge, but one of the challenges for today's practitioner is keeping abreast of the rapidly expanding body of knowledge contained in some 200 important social work periodicals in circulation. Francis J. Turner, a preeminent clinical scholar, brings together in one volume some of the best work published since 2000, each reflecting new insights into understanding psychosocial situations and innovative methods of applying knowledge and skills in an increasingly effective manner. Each of the 78 articles in this volume highlights some of the critical dimensions of contemporary social work practice, guiding clinicians to address four key aspects in order to craft an accurate diagnosis. The first section presents articles covering the developmental spectrum, each of which fully explains various ages and stages of development. The second section focuses on a range of specific situations, helping practitioners and students enrich their understanding of different types of problems they meet in contemporary practice, whether they are based in mental illness, psychosocial issues, or physical ailments. The third section addresses the crucial component of diversity, demonstrating the complexity and critical importance of truly understanding clients and their lives. The last section of the book discusses innovative approaches to practice, selected to offer practitioners easy access to the latest interventions for a host of contemporary challenges facing clients and their therapists. Broad in scope and tightly focused on the goal of providing the most up-to-date information necessary for accuracy in the diagnostic process, this volume represents some of the best research available to today's social workers.


Social Work In Contemporary Society

Author by : Charles D. Garvin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Allyn & Bacon
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Description : How are the various methods of social work practice used in the major social problem areas, including work with children and families, corrections, education, the workplace, healthcare, mental care, and the like? This book will answer the questions posed. Coverage includes detailed information on the social work methods used with individuals, groups, families, organizations, communities, and society as a whole. Coverage of diversity and social justice is integrated throughout the book, with references to different ethnic groups, gender and sexual orientation, disability and circumstance. Social workers and social welfare agents.


Contemporary Social Work

Author by : Donald Brieland
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill College
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A Contemporary History Of Social Work

Author by : Terry Bamford
Languange : en
Publisher by : Policy Press
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Description : An important contribution to topical debates about social work education and the identity of the profession, drawing lessons from the recent history of social work to identify how and why it has lost its privilege and influence.


Governing Risk

Author by : M. Hardy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Drawing on Foucault's later work on governmentality, this book traces the effects of 'the rise of risk' on contemporary social work practice. Focusing on two 'domains' of practice – mental health social work and probation work – it analyses the ways in which risk thinking has affected social work's aims and objectives, methods and approaches.