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Social Work and Human Development

Third Edition


192 pages | Learning Matters
It is necessary for social work students to understand fully how people develop and how the different stages of life, from birth to older adulthood, require them to use different skills and approaches. Covering all stages of the life course, this essential guide looks at the ways in which people develop before birth, as babies and children, through to adolescence and on to young, middle and older adulthood. With this knowledge embedded, social workers are able to establish and maintain effective partnerships with both service users and other professionals.
 
Introduction
 
Understanding Human Development Through the Life Course
 
An Introduction to Theoretical Models for Understanding Human Life Course Development
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Infants, Young Children and Their Families
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Older Children and Their Families
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Adolescents
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Adults
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Older Adults
 
Conclusion

"An excellent, balanced introduction to key themes both sociological and psychological - one of the bext introductory books in this area"- Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds


This is a core text for this module, and extremely helpful to students.

Dr Gillian Constable
Division of Social Work, Glasgow Caledonian University
November 13, 2014

Good basic text which will help students to develop an understanding of how human development impacts social care/work. Easy to read and well structured.

Mrs Rebecca Stinson
Health, Human Development & Community Studies, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
April 16, 2014

Will be of good use to BA students.

Ms Rachael Clawson
Centre for Social Work (University Park), Nottingham University
January 22, 2013

A great resource. Very well written and structured.

Mr Matthew Quaife
Social Work , Middlesex University
July 26, 2012

Good examples and group activites - clear and detailed for new students- a recommended read

Ms Lorraine Ellames
Academy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
June 11, 2012

I have used this very approachable book with Level 3 students who are looking to work in the social care sector with a cross section of client groups.

Ms Jean Riding
Health, Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
January 9, 2012

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Karin Crawford

Karin Crawford is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lincoln, where she has responsibility for supporting learners, teaching and curriculum development in the area of health, social care and management, both at undergraduate and post-qualifying levels. She also has experience of working with other European countries to develop teaching and learning in health and social care. More About Author

Janet Walker

Janet Walker is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Lincoln. She has a particular interest in the development of social care training, having managed local authority social services training prior to joining the University. Janet also has considerable experience of working in children's services as a social worker and a manager. More About Author

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