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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.

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.

Modern Social Work Theory 3ed

Paperback, 23/02/2005, £26.99

Anti-Discriminatory Practice 4ed

Paperback, 06/03/2006, £18.50

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.

Writing Analytical Assessments in Social Work

Paperback, 11/05/2016, £18.00
You write something in order that it can be read, not in order that it can be written - write reports that achieve and illuminate.

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.

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.

Working with Young People in Europe

7, 01/12/2000, £14.95
This text looks at the history, organization and delivery of welfare services in France, Spain, the Netherlands and UK. It also evaluates the effectiveness of particular aspects of youth and social work with socially-excluded young people.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

Community Care

Paperback, 01/03/2005, £14.95

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.

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: 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 Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review 4ed

Paperback, 17/04/2014, £21.99
Provides an excellent overview of the key elements of the assessment, support planning and review processes undertaken by social workers working with children, families and adults.

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.

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.

Promoting Workplace Learning

Paperback, 14/03/2006, £19.99
This book provides an overview of the key issues involved in promoting workplace learning. Building on ideas discussed in Practice Teaching in Social Work (Pepar Publications, 1994), this clear text covers not only developments in traditional practice learning, but also wider aspects of workplace learning and the development of a learning culture.

Learning through Child Observation 2ed

Paperback, 15/07/2009, £14.99
This text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' as unique individuals within their family and community.

Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and

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

Anti-discriminatory Practice 5ed

Paperback, 02/03/2012, £20.99
Thompson's reputation for making complex subjects accessible to all is put to excellent use in this text. Anti-discriminatory practice is complex and you need a core text to rely on. The fifth edition, with revisions and new additions throughout is that clear, trustworthy and comprehensive book for today's social worker.

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.

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.

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.

Law for Social Workers 14ed

Paperback, 05/01/2017, £29.99
Trusted for over 25 years, Law for Social Workers expertly guides students throughout their studies and into practice. The authors skilfully combine accessible legal explanation, real-life case studies, and valuable practice-focused advice.

Research Design in Social Work: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods

Paperback, 22/09/2014, £20.99
This is a complete social worker's guide to undertaking qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research.

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impair

Paperback, 08/04/2008, £16.99
The book presents approaches to nurturing communicative abilities in people with a communication impairment. It looks at a range of approaches, including intensive interaction, co-creative communication, sensory integration and music therapy, for people with a wide range of impairments including autism and dementia.

Every Child Matters

Paperback, 08/09/2003, £22.00

Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

Paperback, 15/05/2017, £29.00
This book will help social workers gain a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve best practice in applying the Care Act 2014.

Disability politics & community care

Paperback, 01/10/1998, £15.95
Disability Politics and Community Care encourages health and welfare professionals and policy makers to start working much more closely with disabled people themselves. He presents practical suggestions for the changes necessary for the proposed reorganisation of service provision which will re-define direct work with disabled people.

Personalisation In Social Work 2ed

Paperback, 11/02/2014, £20.99
Provides an overview of the personalisation agenda and looks at the recent legislation in a broad historical and theoretical perspective. This book also provides opportunities for students to consider the changes to the social work role and to evaluate the impact of this for service users and as practitioners.

Social Work Law 4ed

Paperback, 02/04/2015, £29.99

Children, Family and the State

Paperback, 11/10/2002, £21.99
Children, family and the state examines different theories of childhood, children's rights and the relationship between children, parents and the state.

Sociology for Social Work: An Introduction

Paperback, 21/10/2010, £26.99
Introduces the social work student to the field of sociology, illustrating how sociology is connected to and fundamental to effective social work practice. This title includes chapters that apply theory to practice. It covers such topics as: Gender; Class; Ethnicity and race; Ageing; Health; Intimacies; Social exclusion; and, Crime and deviance.
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