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Routledge Advances in Social Work


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Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare

Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John Canavan, Carmel Devaney, Caroline McGregor, Aileen Shaw
November 30, 2021

This book provides an account of the experience of a multifaceted system-change programme to strengthen the capacity of Ireland’s statutory child protection and welfare agency in the areas of prevention, early intervention and family support. Many jurisdictions globally are involved in system ...

A New History of Social Work Values and Practice in the Struggle for Social Justice

A New History of Social Work: Values and Practice in the Struggle for Social Justice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By John H. Pierson
September 10, 2021

This book provides an overview of the main developments in social work over its 200-year history. From its beginnings in the early 19th century through to the present day, it recounts the efforts to create a fairer, socially just society through its work with individuals and families. Throughout, ...

Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services

Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services

1st Edition

Edited By Kirsi Juhila, Suvi Raitakari, Christopher Hall
March 31, 2021

The impetus for this book is the shift in welfare policy in Western Europe from state responsibilities to individual and community responsibilities. The book examines the ways in which policies associated with advanced liberalism and New Public Management can be identified as influencing ...

Assessing Culturally Informed Parenting in Social Work

Assessing Culturally Informed Parenting in Social Work

1st Edition

By Davis Kiima
March 08, 2021

This book explores how social workers incorporate issues of culture when evaluating the parenting competence of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) parents and highlights the gap in how social workers assess safe parenting in BAME families. Drawing on a study that combined a phenomenological ...

Social Work, Young Migrants and the Act of Listening Becoming an Unaccompanied Child

Social Work, Young Migrants and the Act of Listening: Becoming an Unaccompanied Child

1st Edition

By Marcus Herz, Philip Lalander
February 23, 2021

This book is about 20 young unaccompanied refugees who have sought refuge in Europe and how they experience and try to navigate their new situations, including their contacts with social workers, friends and family members left behind. The book contains stories of powerlessness and frustration from...

Post-Anthropocentric Social Work Critical Posthuman and New Materialist Perspectives

Post-Anthropocentric Social Work: Critical Posthuman and New Materialist Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Vivienne Bozalek, Bob Pease
December 22, 2020

This book seeks to trouble taken-for-granted assumptions of anthropocentrism and humanism in social work - those which perpetuate human privilege and human exceptionalism. The edited collection provides a different imaginary for social work by introducing ways of thinking otherwise that ...

Rights-Based Community Practice and Academic Activism in a Turbulent World Putting Theory into Practice in Israel, Palestine and Jordan

Rights-Based Community Practice and Academic Activism in a Turbulent World: Putting Theory into Practice in Israel, Palestine and Jordan

1st Edition

By Jim Torczyner
December 21, 2020

Drawing on a theoretical model of coexistence premised on universality, reciprocity and inclusion, this book focusses on the development of academic social work programs and cross-border partnerships to promote social justice and peace in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. Using the model of ...

Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in Social Work Field Education

Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations in Social Work Field Education

1st Edition

Edited By Ronnie Egan, Nicole Hill, Wendy Rollins
November 13, 2020

This book collates and analyses the current research, debates, opportunities and practices in social work field education into one volume and contextualises this material within the broader context of social work. Current concerns about risk and uncertainty in field education are explored from ...

Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems

Women, Vulnerabilities and Welfare Service Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Marjo Kuronen, Elina Virokannas, Ulla Salovaara
October 09, 2020

This book studies welfare systems in Europe and beyond from the standpoint of women in vulnerable positions in society. These systems are under major transformations with new models of service delivery and management, austerity measures, requirements for cost-effectiveness, marketization, and the ...

Reforming Child Welfare in the Post-Soviet Space Institutional Change in Russia

Reforming Child Welfare in the Post-Soviet Space: Institutional Change in Russia

1st Edition

Edited By Meri Kulmala, Maija Jäppinen, Anna Tarasenko, Anna Pivovarova
September 25, 2020

This book provides new and empirically grounded research-based knowledge and insights into the current transformation of the Russian child welfare system. It focuses on the major shift in Russia’s child welfare policy: deinstitutionalisation of the system of children’s homes inherited from the ...

The Challenge of Right-wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work A Human Rights Approach

The Challenge of Right-wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work: A Human Rights Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Carolyn Noble, Goetz Ottmann
July 15, 2020

Right-wing nationalist populism poses direct attacks on social tolerance, human rights discourse, political debates, the survival of the welfare state and its universal services, impacting on the roles of social work. This book demonstrates how right-wing nationalist populism can and must be ...

Critical Hospital Social Work Practice

Critical Hospital Social Work Practice

1st Edition

By Daniel Burrows
May 05, 2020

Critical Hospital Social Work Practice sheds light on the fast-paced, high pressure role of the hospital social worker. At a time of public concern over the state of the NHS and the needs of a growing older population, the hospital social worker’s job is more important than ever. Yet, it is poorly ...

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