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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 very well put together book that will prove invaluable for students on the social work degree. I like it a lot.

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
September 23, 2014

A useful way into some challenging material

Professor Viviene Cree
Department of Social Work, Edinburgh Univ.
July 21, 2014

An essential text for busy social workers, this book provides short chapters on all of the key areas, yet still managing to cover the subjects in some depth. Suggested reading and detailed references support further exploration of the subject.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University
June 4, 2014

This text offers students digestible chunks of what is complex information. The book allows an overview and clearly steers students towards the key points of social work practice.

Ms Stephanie Jones
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
March 27, 2014

A very informative and well produced book that has been well received by students. Excellent written style.

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
February 4, 2014

This book provides a good overview of key issues in social work. The chapteres are usefully concise with good pointers for further reading.

Mr Jeremy Dixon
Dept of Social and Policy Sciences, Bath University
February 4, 2014

Will be adopted for new Module called Transition into Professional Practice.

Ms Debbie Amas
Family and Community Studies (Peterborough), Anglia Ruskin University
August 16, 2013

Useful book, specifically for early social work students to clarify the multitude of bewildering issues associated with our profession and role.

Mr Mick Wilkinson
Social Work, Health, Soc Care & Couns, Nottingham Trent University
April 12, 2013

A good book to 'dip into'. The format in each chapter identifies definition of the topic, key points with discusssion.

Mrs Jean Pippard
Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Plymouth
February 19, 2013

Extremely good title, extremely useful for students, the layout is good and the detail on each subject provides insight and enough depth for students to gain an understanding. The further reading suggestions are good for students to follow up for extra understanding.

Ms Merle Fletcher
Health, Community & Social Care, Bradford College
January 28, 2013

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