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Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

Key Concepts in Social Work Practice

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November 2012 | 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 helpful introduction for first year social work students with clear application to practice and pointers for further exploration.

Mr Dan Redfearn
School of Nursing, Salford University
January 8, 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

Tim Mann

Angela Olsen

Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead

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