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Social Work Ideals and Practice Realities

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Social work practice is becoming increasingly complex, with social workers struggling to hold onto their ideals and values in a pressurized and challenging social, political and organizational environment. This book provides...

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Social work practice is becoming increasingly complex, with social workers struggling to hold onto their ideals and values in a pressurized and challenging social, political and organizational environment. This book provides an analytically coherent approach to the impact of macro, mezzo and micro factors upon practitioners' daily experiences. In taking a positive view of social work's potential and capacity to deliver beneficial services, detailed guidance is offered of cutting edge, creative practice with a variety of user groups.

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Very topical in its focus on the gap that has opened up between the ideals that motivate social work professionals and the realities they experience in practice

An empowering book which takes a very positive view of the potential of social work to make a difference to people's lives

Introduction; M.Lymbery & S.Butler
PART I: PROGRESSIVE PRACTICE FOR TOUGH TIMES: SOCIAL WORK, POVERTY AND DIVISION IN THE 21st CENTURY; A.Davis & P.M.Garrett
Responding to Crisis: The Changing Nature of Welfare Organisations; M.Lymbery
Social Workers' Management of Organisational Change; M.Charles & S.Butler
PART II: SOCIAL WORK IN THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR: MOVING FORWARD WHILE HOLDING ON; B.Badham & T.Eadie
Community Connections and Creative Mental Health Practice; P.Bates & S.Butler
Exploitation, Protection and Empowerment of People with Learning Disabilities; P.Cooke & R.Ellis
Managerialism and Care Management Practice with Older People; M.Lymbery
Creativity and Constraint in Child Welfare; M.Charles & J.Wilton
Social Work with Young Offenders: Practising in a Context of Ambivalence; R.Canton & T.Eadie
PART III: THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL WORK; O.Stevenson
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MARK LYMBERY is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Nottingham. He has 18 years experience of working in local authority social services departments. He has researched and published in the areas of care management, social work education and social work in primary health care.

SANDRA BUTLER was Director of Social Work Studies in the Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham until 2000.

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MARK LYMBERY is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Nottingham. He has 18 years experience of working in local authority social services departments. He has researched and published in the areas of care management, social work education and social work in primary health care.

SANDRA BUTLER was Director of Social Work Studies in the Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham until 2000.

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