Social Work Practice Products

  • Social Work with Adults

    Theory and Practice with Wellbeing, Health and Social Care

    By Helen Barnes, Rhoda Castle

    The promotion of wellbeing has come to form a core principle of contemporary health and social care policy, and is a value at the heart of social work mandates and service user standpoints. Wellbeing, defined originally by the World Health Organisation, can be broadly understood as a positive,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 

  • Group Work on the Edge

    Working with Marginalized People

    By Neil Hall

    Group work is a key intervention method in social work across many different settings and Group Work On The Edge introduces its theoretical basis and fundamental skills. Exploring how ‘tidy’ theory can be applied to working in 'messy' – flexible or informal – settings, it also gives specific…

    Paperback – 2019-02-28 

  • Pacific Social Work

    Navigating Practice, Policy and Research

    By Jioji Ravulo, Tracie Mafile'o, Donald Bruce Yeates

    As a region, the Pacific is developing rapidly. This edited collection, the first of its kind, decolonizes the dominant western rhetoric that is evident in Pacific social work and rejuvenates current practice models to enhance evolving Pacific perspectives by: • Incorporating Pacific epistemologies…

    Paperback – 2019-02-20 

  • The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work

    Edited by Stephen Webb

    The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work brings together the world’s leading scholars in the field to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the subject. Comprised of 47 chapters divided into six sections: Historical, social, and political…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Child Welfare

    Perspectives from Social Work

    By Kathryn Krase, Tobi Delong-Hamilton

    Child Welfare is comprehensive text for child welfare courses taught from a social work perspective. This textbook provides a single source for all material necessary to providing a contextual child welfare course. The material in this text is designed to meet the needs of social work students…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 

  • Counselling Skills for Social Workers

    By Hilda Loughran

    Counselling skills are very powerful. Being really listened to and receiving compassionate empathy without being judged is a core part of social work practice with service users. This book provides a theoretically informed understanding of the core skills required to provide counselling…

    Paperback – 2018-12-14 
    Student Social Work

  • Social Work and the Visual Imagination

    Seeing with the Mind's Eye

    Edited by Lynn Froggett, Julian Manley, Martin Smith, Alastair Roy

    Images are inscribed in the memory more easily than words, and some remain with the viewer for a lifetime. Combining hindsight, insight and foresight, the chapters in this book turn a spotlight onto various aspects of health, social work and socially engaged arts practice. The visual imagination is…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13 

  • Working More Creatively with Groups

    4th Edition

    By Jarlath Benson

    In this classic text Jarlath Benson presents the basic and essential knowledge required to set up and work with a group. He looks at how to plan and lead a group successfully and how to intervene skilfully. As well as covering the different stages in the life of a group, the book emphasises the…

    Paperback – 2018-12-10 

  • The Uses and Abuses of Humour in Social Work

    By Stephen Jordan

    In recent years, social work academics and practitioners have highlighted the need to "re-claim" methodologies which unpack creativity and resourcefulness. In the bleakest of times many turn to humour to survive. Making a unique contribution to social work thought, this is the first book to focus…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04 
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Promoting Non-Violence

    Social Work Conversations about Violence

    By Gerard Heery

    The use of violence within relationships, families or communities is a major public health issue across the world. As such, it will continue to require global, strategic and preventative measures across educational, social care and criminal justice systems. This book draws on the author’s gritty…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

  • Social Work in a Glocalised World

    Edited by Mona Livholts, Lia Bryant

    This engaging and timely volume contributes new knowledge to the rapidly emerging field of globalisation and social work. The volume brings together cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship from countries such as Australia, Finland, Japan, South Africa, the Philippines and Sweden. It proposes ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-11-28 
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Social Work and Disasters

    A Handbook for Practice

    By Margaret Alston, Tricia Hazeleger, Desley Hargreaves

    Disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity across the world, causing significant destruction to individuals and communities. Yet many social workers are ill-prepared for the demands of this field of practice. This book discusses the role of social workers in disaster work, including in…

    Paperback – 2018-10-31 

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