New Directions in Social Work Practice FreeBook

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  • Building Effective Social Work Teams

    1st Edition

    By Judy Foster

    How has social work changed over the years? What are some of the best social work teams doing differently to meet the complex practical and emotional needs of service users? What practical tools and approaches can social work managers implement with their teams? Dr. Judy Foster examines good social…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10

  • Reconfiguring Citizenship

    Social Exclusion and Diversity within Inclusive Citizenship Practices, 1st Edition

    By Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha

    Edited by Lena Dominelli

    Citizenship as a status assumes that all those encompassed by the term 'citizen' are included, albeit within the boundaries of the nation-state. Yet citizenship practices can be both inclusionary and exclusionary, with far-reaching ramifications for both nationals and non-nationals. This volume…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Mental Health Social Work in Context

    2nd Edition

    By Nick Gould

    This new edition of Mental Health Social Work in Context continues to be an authoritative, evidence based introduction to an area of specialism chosen by many social work students. Grounded in the social models of mental health particularly relevant to qualifying social workers, but also…

    Paperback – 2016-06-03
    Student Social Work

  • Integrating Social Work Theory and Practice

    A Practical Skills Guide, 1st Edition

    By Pam Green Lister

    All social work students study theory and undertake practice placements. Integrating the two – so that each informs the other – is both essential and notoriously tricky. This accessible book demystifies the process and offers helpful evidence-based strategies for doing it successfully. Structured…

    Paperback – 2012-01-24
    Student Social Work

  • Sexual Identities and Sexuality in Social Work

    Research and Reflections from Women in the Field, 1st Edition

    By Priscilla Dunk-West

    Edited by Trish Hafford-Letchfield

    Sexuality and sexual identity have been relatively marginalized areas in both social work education and practice. However, changes in policy and legislation in the UK and other countries over the past decade have brought discussions of sexuality into the mainstream public service agenda. In social…

    Hardback – 2011-03-28

  • Building Relationships and Communicating with Young Children

    A Practical Guide for Social Workers, 1st Edition

    By Karen Winter

    Why is it important for social workers to form meaningful relationships with young children on their caseloads? And how can social workers develop meaningful relationships with these young children? This book provides a timely, invaluable resource and practical guide for social work students…

    Paperback – 2010-11-25

  • Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers

    2nd Edition

    By Viviene E. Cree

    How does a social work student make the connection between sociological knowledge and day-to-day social work? Sociology for Social Workers and Probation Officers provides an introduction to sociological ideas and research and places them firmly into the context of actual social work practice. It…

    Paperback – 2010-05-26
    Student Social Work

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