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Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

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312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the center of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life.

Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail.

This book will be an invaluable resource for social work students during their studies and on their practice placement. It will also be useful for qualified social workers, who want to continue their professional education.

Anti-Oppressive Practice
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Care Management
Critical Thinking
Direct Work with Children
Domestic Violence
Equality and Diversity
Family Work
History of Social Work
HIV and Social Work
International Social Work
Law and Social Work
Leadership and Management
Learning Disability
Looked after Children
Managing Change
Managing Technology
Media and Social Work
Mental Capacity
Mental Health
Multi-Professional Working
Older People
Practice Education
Physical Disability
The Political Context of Social Work
Practice Education
Professional Development
Quality Assurance
Religion and Belief
Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Safeguarding Adults
Safeguarding Children
Service User Involvement
Social Exclusion
Social Justice
Social Work
Social Work in Healthcare Settings
Stress in Social Work
Substance Misuse
Team Working
Theory and Social Work
Welfare Rights
Youth Justice

A very well put together book that will prove invaluable for students on the social work degree. I like it a lot.

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
September 23, 2014

A useful way into some challenging material

Professor Viviene Cree
Department of Social Work, Edinburgh Univ.
July 21, 2014

An essential text for busy social workers, this book provides short chapters on all of the key areas, yet still managing to cover the subjects in some depth. Suggested reading and detailed references support further exploration of the subject.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University
June 4, 2014

This text offers students digestible chunks of what is complex information. The book allows an overview and clearly steers students towards the key points of social work practice.

Ms Stephanie Jones
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
March 27, 2014

A very informative and well produced book that has been well received by students. Excellent written style.

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
February 4, 2014

This book provides a good overview of key issues in social work. The chapteres are usefully concise with good pointers for further reading.

Mr Jeremy Dixon
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
February 4, 2014

Will be adopted for new Module called Transition into Professional Practice.

Ms Debbie Amas
Family and Community Studies (Peterborough), Anglia Ruskin University
August 16, 2013

Useful book, specifically for early social work students to clarify the multitude of bewildering issues associated with our profession and role.

Mr Mick Wilkinson
Social Work, Health, Soc Care & Couns, Nottingham Trent University
April 12, 2013

A good book to 'dip into'. The format in each chapter identifies definition of the topic, key points with discusssion.

Mrs Jean Pippard
Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Plymouth
February 19, 2013

Extremely good title, extremely useful for students, the layout is good and the detail on each subject provides insight and enough depth for students to gain an understanding. The further reading suggestions are good for students to follow up for extra understanding.

Ms Merle Fletcher
Health, Community & Social Care, Bradford College
January 28, 2013

Aidan Worsley

Aidan Worsley has a professional background in the probation service, working as a Probation Officer and latterly a Senior Probation Officer from 1987 to 1997 before moving into Higher Educaiton. He has written and researched around themes of practice education, interprofessional learning, social work education, and practitioner research. He is actively involved - and committed to - social work reform, being a member of the Reform Board, as well as having roles with the HCPC and College of Social Work. He is currently Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire - and is also co-chair of the Association of... More About Author

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