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Key Concepts in Social Work Practice
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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.

 
Accountability
 
Advocacy
 
Anti-Oppressive Practice
 
Assessment
 
Asylum Seekers and Refugees
 
Care Management
 
Carers
 
Communication
 
Confidentiality
 
Counselling
 
Critical Thinking
 
Dementia
 
Direct Work with Children
 
Domestic Violence
 
Empowerment
 
Equality and Diversity
 
Ethics
 
Family Work
 
Finance
 
Fostering
 
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
 
Partnership
 
Personalisation
 
Practice Education
 
Physical Disability
 
The Political Context of Social Work
 
Practice Education
 
Professional Development
 
Quality Assurance
 
Record-Keeping
 
Reflection
 
Religion and Belief
 
Research and Evidence-Based Practice
 
Risk Assessment and Risk Management
 
Safeguarding Adults
 
Safeguarding Children
 
Service User Involvement
 
Sexuality
 
Social Exclusion
 
Social Justice
 
Social Work
 
Social Work in Healthcare Settings
 
Stress in Social Work
 
Substance Misuse
 
Supervision
 
Team Working
 
Theory and Social Work
 
Values
 
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
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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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