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Social Work Assessment

Social Work Assessment

May 2010 | 176 pages | Learning Matters
At a time of change and review within social care, it is relevant to explore traditional skills, knowledge and values associated with assessment in the context of changing practice. This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way.

The author reviews the interpersonal skills necessary for social work practice, applying them particularly to assessment and outlines fundamental knowledge and theoretical models that can inform assessment. The professional social work value base underpinning assessment and the power balance between assessor and the person being assessed are also taken into consideration.

What is assessment?
Skills needed in assessment
Theoretical underpinning to assessment
Values underpinning assessment
Risk assessment
Children's services
Adult services and community care
Mental health

Excellent book, explains things clearly and simply and a good base to go from

Miss Anita Ganday
Children In Care, Nottingham City Council
September 20, 2012

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