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Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People
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Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People



© 2018 | 216 pages | Learning Matters

Social workers, whatever their specialism, practise with people at the margins of society. It is therefore essential that all social work students not only understand the powers and processes that lead to disadvantage and marginalisation but develop the knowledge and skills needed to bring about change and uphold social justice in all aspects of their professional practice. Split into three parts, this book considers what is meant by disadvantage and marginalisation, how this can come about and the impact this may have on lives, before unpicking the key knowledge and skills needed to practice effectively with individuals and groups. It then goes on to show what good ethical and reflective practice looks like, going step-by-step through the ins and outs of using the law and policy to bring about change before considering key ethical dilemmas in practice.

 
Part One: Understanding Disadvantage and Marginalisation People
 
Chapter 1: Understanding the concepts
 
Chapter 2: Who are the disadvantaged and marginalised people?
 
Chapter 3: The processes: how people become marginalised and disadvantaged
 
Chapter 4: The impact: how disadvantage and marginalisation is experienced
 
Part Two: Knowledge and Skills
 
Chaprer 5: Factual and interpretive knowledge
 
Chapter 6: Skills
 
Chapter 7: Professional knowledge and skills
 
Part Three: Practising Ethically and Reflexively
 
Chapter 8: Using the law and policy
 
Chapter 9: Ethical dilemmas in practice
 
Chapter 10: Reflections and conclusions

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