This book endeavours to explore and depict the myriad shades of social work as conceptualised and practised in different parts of the world. It makes a modest attempt at examining and critically analysing some of the current social work issues and policy drivers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Social work: An emerging global profession Part I: Defining and redefining social work in a global context 1. Social work in Australia: Similarities as difference 2. Social work in Aotearoa New Zealand: Social policy, risk and professionalization 3. Evidence-based social work practice: Challenges and opportunities in the global context Part II: Political, social and theoretical context of social work 4. Canadian social work and First Nations people 5. Child and family social work in Canada: Issues and challenges within a neo-liberal political context 6. Politics as social work: The micromanagement of behaviour in the new millennium Part III: Vulnerability and social work response in a global context 7. What kinds of violence and abuse affect vulnerable people? Reflections on the evolving context of adult protection and safeguarding in the United Kingdom: legislation, regulation and professional practice 8. Social work in a post-9/11 context: Integrative practice with immigrants and refugees in the United States 9. The making of childhood in a post-modern age: Challenges and possibilities for social work in the United States 10. Social work and HIV/AIDS in Botswana: Issues, challenges and the way forward 11. HIV/AIDS in India: Challenges for professional social work Part IV: Toward the next generation: Developments in social work education 12. Involving service users and carers in social work education: A consideration of the UK and global perspectives 13. Social work in Russia: Between the global and the local 14. Indigenous social work in China 15. A social work charter for unexpected disasters: Lessons from the Bam, Iran earthquake 16. The changing face of social work in youth justice in Scotland 17. Australian social work in the twenty-first century: Workforce trends, challenges and opportunities 18. Conclusion: Social work: A unique profession in a diverse context