Social Work and Domestic Violence
Developing Critical and Reflective Practice
- Lesley Laing - University of Sydney, Australia
- Cathy Humphreys - University of Melbourne, Australia
- Kate Cavanagh - University of Stirling, UK
Family Policy | Social Work - Families | Social Work Practice
Topics covered include:
- Child protection
- Interprofessional collaboration
- The policy and legal context
- Working with women
- Working with men
Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge.
This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.
'A clear overview of social work practice with domestic violence. There is a good balance between theory and practice in the chapters, and all of the theory presented is incredibly important for good practice' -
Aisha Hutchinson, University of Bedfordshire and University of Southampton
'An excellent contribution to the evidence base. Each chapter provides pertinent information and guidance to practitioners across a range of contemporary domestic violence issues' -
Jan Breckenridge, University of New South Wales
It wasn't comprehensive enough to serve as a stand alone text. It could be used as a supplement.
Up-to-date, well-organized, and well-written book on the subject. Though many of the examples are from Australia and the UK, the issues addressed are similar to those found in the United States and help students gain a more global perspective of domestic violence.
Up-to-date, well-organized, and well-written book on the subject. Though many of the examples are from the Australia and the UK, the issues are similar to those found in the United States and help students start to gain a more global perspective of domestic violence.
This book does not align with the needs of the course content.
We have recommended this for the level 5 & 6 students to enable them to apply their knowledge to their practice settings. This book offers a refreshing and current viewpoint which also supports students developing their critical eye.
An excellent up to date resource.
Excellent for BA and MA students in Social Work - providing them with inspiration and extending their knowledge of SW.
This is an excellent text on social work and domestic violence that offers a comprehensive introduction to all key areas of policy and practice with directions to further reading helpfully provided at the end of each section. I found the case examples and associated reflective questions helped to embed the theoretical content in a meaningful and accessible way. I have requested that our library order a number of copies of this text which I feel will be invaluable to our social work students.