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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book offers students a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills of communication needed for effective practice. It takes the key theories and explains them in a systematic and practice-related way, to help undergraduate and postgraduate students develop a critical understanding of the subject.
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.
Principles of social justice lie at the heart of the social work profession. This book examines the current climate of social work practice and the challenges presented by neoliberalism. It puts forward a model for reconnecting with more traditional social justice values and doing the right thing rather than just doing things the right way.
Written by a collection of experts in the field, this important new text provides a critical and constructive analysis of the ways in which service users and carers engage with health and social care services.
This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.
The diversity of contemporary society is ever-increasing, and being anti-discriminatory is a fundamental element of social work. Bestselling author Neil Thompson's classic text is now going into its 6th edition, and remains a trusted introduction to the challenges of promoting social justice and equality.
With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting Equality is essential reading for students and practitioners within the helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
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.
Highlighting key concepts and drawing on theoretical perspectives, this book provides an invaluable introduction to the topic of health and wellbeing for young people. Clear, concise and highly accessible, it identifies the current key issues and debates that relate to the health and wellbeing of young people, both in the UK and beyond.
This new edition provides A-Z definitions of terms from the broad field of social care. Accessible coverage of social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education, make this an ideal reference for students as well as qualified social workers.
'Hatton's book is a welcome antidote to stagnation and moribund thinking in contemporary professional practice and readers will gain much from engaging with the concepts he sets out and the challenges he raises.' Jonathan Parker, Series Editor
The second edition of this major textbook clearly shows how sociology can inform professional social work practice in the twenty-first century. It provides an easy-to-follow, jargon-free introduction to sociology for social work students, with crucial links to practice across a comprehensive range of topics.
Based on the experiences of hundreds of survivors, this work profiles victims who share the challenges and triumphs of their personal healing processes. It offers mental, emotional and physical support to people who are in the process of rebuilding their lives.
Bringing together theory and practice discussion in rich combination, this significantly updated text provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to contemporary social work. Incorporating key theories and vivid case material, this text's powerful practice focus makes it indispensable for students and practitioners alike.
The long awaited new edition of this hugely popular text has been heavily revised to reflect the current needs of students on the first year of their social work degree. With ten new chapters and a wealth of expert contributors, this text looks exclusively and in detail at the topics that matter.
This work moves from a discussion of social work's purpose and ambitions to an exposition of theory and, from there, to the practice arenas of working with individuals, in groups, within organisations, and within a wider social and political context.
This accessible book is based on the author's extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the discipline's core.
This prescriptive book by an internationally renowned therapist shows emotionally abused people how to help themselves. It also shows emotionally abusive people how to stop abusing. It helps people in emotionally abusive relationships determine whether their relationship is worth saving or not.
Helps in developing an understanding of two key approaches to placement study: critical thinking and reflective practice. This book also includes a chapter on using the reflective and critical skills to prepare for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
Many students struggle when it comes to incorporating theories of human growth and behaviour into their practice. This book takes students right back to basics, explaining and analysing key theories in an accessible way before going on to discuss, in detail, how theory can be incorporated into every day social work practice.