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Social Problems and Social Justice

Paperback, 21/02/2017, £25.99
This book discusses the nature and significance of social problems, and considers the relationship between social problems and social justice. It provides an overview of some of the key problems currently facing society, and clearly and systematically demonstrates how these problems perpetuate social injustice, inequality and discrimination.

Sage Handbook of Social Work Research

Paperback, 31/12/2010, £29.99
A groundbreaking handbook which evaluates the role of social work research in the context of national and international societies

Practice Learning in Social Work

Paperback, 04/12/2015, £21.99
This book provides a user-friendly approach to practice learning by situating the experience of placement within a broader learning framework. Rather than treat placements as an isolated aspect of the degree, the book shows how the experience is relevant to all aspects of the social work experience. It is essential reading for all students.

Organisations and Management in Social Work 2ed

Paperback, 12/11/2012, £27.99
This book tackles a core subject on the undergraduate social work curriculum: management and organisational practice. The Second Edition includes a new chapter on leadership and supervision, and increased focus on interprofessional collaboration across health and social care services.

Professional Decision Making and Risk in Social Work 2ed

Paperback, 19/03/2013, £24.99
A comprehensive guide on how to make professional decisions with clients for social work practitioners and students on CPD courses.

Practice Educator's Handbook 2ed

Paperback, 19/03/2013, £21.99
A fully-updated guide to the new Practice Educator Framework

Social Work in Context: Theory and Concepts

Paperback, 01/10/2017, £24.99
This book uses key sociological concepts and theories to help student social workers better understand the nature of their work and the context within which they will be working.

Using the Law in Social Work 7ed

Paperback, 22/06/2017, £20.99
An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Values and Ethics in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £27.99
This book will enable students to better understand key concepts and ethical and philosophical positions which will inform their assessed work and competence as a professional.

Social Work and Mental Health 6ed

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £21.99
A clear and accessible introduction to the complex issues surrounding mental health.

Social Work and Human Development 5ed

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £20.99
Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. This book helps students gain a thorough understanding of human growth as it is a central part of their qualifying social work training and practice.

Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work 3ed

Paperback, 18/04/2017, £25.99
This book, written for practicing social workers undertaking their ASYE and compulsory CPD, has been designed to help professionals make sound judgments in increasingly complex contexts and under pressure.

Observation in Health and Social Care: Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults

Paperback, 21/07/2017, £24.99
One of the key skills in effective health and social care is accurately identifying and assessing the client's needs. This theoretically informed guide will show you how to enhance and apply these pivotal observation skills in a variety of challenging health and social settings with children, families and adults.

Report Writing: Social Work Pocketbooks

Paperback, 01/05/2012, £12.99
Report writing is a key social work skill, and one in which many practitioners receive very little formal training and preparation. This book provides key information, hints and tips to help you to develop your report writing style and to consider best practice in your written communication.

Making sense of theory and its application to social work practice

Paperback, 08/06/2017, £19.00
How to understand social work theory and apply it to social work practice

Social Work Practice

Paperback, 06/07/2007, £15.00
This book helps students to gain a knowledge of assessment, planning, intervention and review, to reflect upon that knowledge and to apply it in practice.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work 2ed

7, 09/07/2008, £16.00
Enables students to learn sound communication skills and confidently deal with children and / or adults in a social work setting.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work

Paperback, 25/06/2010, £17.99
Enables students to learn sound communication skills and confidently deal with children and/or adults in a social work setting.

Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and

Paperback, 25/06/2010, £18.99
A bestselling introduction to social work practice.

Networking and Community Partnership 2ed

Paperback, 28/08/1999, £27.50
This revised edition attempts to develop a theory of networking for social workers and others. It applies key networking principles to community and child care and takes into account the developments that have taken place since the first edition was published.

Deinstitutionalization and Community Living: Intellectual Disability S

Paperback, 15/04/1996, £50.00
The number of people in institutions for the intellectually disabled in Britain, Scandinavia and the USA has fallen markedly over the last 25 years. Deinstitutionalization and Community Living reviews the changes that have taken place, identifies the lessons that have been learned and highlights the issues that remain to be addressed.

Taking the Knocks

7, 01/01/1995, £25.00
This study arises from a research programme dealing with the social problems created by youth unemployment in Western industrialized societies. Unemployed young people are interviewed in depth, and their accounts show the various methods used to cope with the problems.

Social Work Perspectives on Human Behaviour

Paperback, 01/01/2009, £22.99
By drawing from biological, psychological and sociological perspectives, the book aims to provide social work students with a theoretically informed basis to observe, understand, and interpret people's behaviours in ways that will contribute to excellent practice.

Social work dissertation

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £21.99
The book offers advice on how to get the most from supervision and explains the importance of ethics and political context within the research process. Use of social theory within research is explored, with suggestions of ways in which different theories can influence and help to contextualise social research.

Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £22.99
A step-by-step guide to developing effective communication skills with a diverse range of service users and professionals.

Applied Sociology for Social Work

Paperback, 15/12/2017, £24.99
This book offers students a framework to explore how their professional responsibility to understanding sociology can be realised in every aspect of their work with a diverse range of service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, people with learning disabilities and people suffering from mental distress.

Social Work: An Introduction

Paperback, 16/01/2018, £31.99
?Packed full of case studies, activities and tools for real-life practice, this book covers all the main topics in the first year of both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree in social work. To provide a holistic view of the field, it used an integrated approach combining theory, policy and practice.

Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People

Paperback, 22/11/2017, £19.99
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.

Complexity in Social Work

Paperback, 14/04/2018, £24.99
A book to help students and newly-qualified social workers plan for and manage complex cases in an increasingly complex environment

Relationship-Based Social Work, Getting to the Heart of Practice 2ed

Paperback, 21/02/2018, £22.99
Updated and revised edition of the highly successful guide to relationship-based practice in social work. It communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals.

Studying for your Social Work Degree

Paperback, 21/05/2018, £14.99
An essential text for all those undertaking a social work degree within higher education, providing study support, skills and strategies for success.

Family group conferences in social work: Involving families in social care decision making

Paperback, 22/06/2018, £26.99
This insightful book discusses the origins and theoretical underpinnings of family led decision making and brings together the current research on the efficacy and limitations of family group conferences into a single text.

Teamworking Skills for Social Workers (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/06/2013, £25.99
This book reviews different types of teams and explores the dynamics present when people work together, the roles individuals play and the skills necessary for effective teamworking. This book will be suitable for both pre- and post-qualifying social work students.

Critical Analysis Skills for Social Workers (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/06/2013, £25.99
Analysis is a critical skill for social workers, yet it is a skill that many practitioners find very difficult. This book helps social workers to improve their analysis skills by offering a very basic, step-by-step model to develop an analytical mindset.

Professional Writing Skills (Social Work Skills in Practice)

Paperback, 16/11/2015, £22.99
This book gives social workers practical guidance on how to write analytically.

Practice Education in Social Work: Achieving Professional Standards

Paperback, 13/06/2016, £24.99
An invaluable guide for Practice Educators and Practice Supervisors undertaking learning and assessment to gain and maintain Stage 1 or 2 status under the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (2013) and for those involved in facilitating the learning, support, assessment and CPD of Practice Educators.

Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective

Paperback, 30/05/2014, £31.99
Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.

House, Home and Society

Paperback, 18/03/2016, £32.99
Issues around houses and homes reflect and inform our social, cultural and political worlds, from the subprime market and the financial crisis to social mobility and gender roles.

Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count

Paperback, 11/11/2016, £28.99
Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face.

Sustaining Social Work: Between Power and Powerlessness

Paperback, 21/04/2016, £22.99
Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. Drawing on ideas from social theory and the social sciences, it puts forward a model of sustainable social work that will help practitioners not just cope but flourish - even in the context of ongoing crises.

Rights and Wrongs in Social Work

Paperback, 24/06/2016, £20.99
Informed by the author's original research, this engaging book uses a core set of powerful practice examples to demonstrate how complex ethical dilemmas can arise in everyday practice. Through detailed analysis of these examples, the book explores how social workers ought to consider right and wrong in practice, to arrive at ethical solutions.

People Skills

Paperback, 01/12/2015, £27.99
This new edition offers a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to developing people skills. Written in an accessible and engaging style by leading author Neil Thompson, it is an essential read for students and practitioners of social work and all other helping professions.

Making and Implementing Public Policy: Key Concepts and Issues

Paperback, 27/10/2017, £25.99
It introduces the concepts and theoretical approaches that underpin the study of the policy process, reflects upon key developments and applies these the practice of policy formulation and implementation.

Social Work Companion

Paperback, 02/12/2015, £29.99
This new and fully updated edition of a hugely popular textbook is a practical and user-friendly guide that lets students know what to expect from their course and will be there every step of the way as a reference tool.



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