Clearly written and comprehensive. It’s always helpful to have a book that becomes a ‘go to’ for introducing students to key areas of social work knowledge and skills and this is one that I regularly recommend. The book contains many helpful case studies and critical thinking points to help students develop their thinking further. One of the significant attractions of the book is its online study resources which link to each of the chapters in the book. Again these are really helpful for developing a deeper understanding of the topic areas.
A really helpful handbook giving an overview of different aspects of social work. For our students who are just starting out on their social work career, this text will be an excellent introduction to what they may expect in practice.
Key text for new social work students.
Offering a good basic grounding for students getting to grips with the many facets of 'What is Social Work'. Introducing ideas of critical analysis, which is essential to academic study of social work and supporting students who are new to academic writing.