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Best Practice in Social Work

Critical Perspectives

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Red Globe Press

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15 December 2007

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Social work has laboured too long under a 'deficit' model that focuses on failings and problems of practice. Emphasising best practice, strengths and collaborative partnership this ambitious book seeks to redress the...

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Social work has laboured too long under a 'deficit' model that focuses on failings and problems of practice. Emphasising best practice, strengths and collaborative partnership this ambitious book seeks to redress the balance. Undergraduate and post-qualifying social work students alike will find it a useful resource.

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Emphasis on what constitutes 'best practice' is unique
Focus upon real examples of practice
Grounded within a range of accessible theoretical perspectives

Introduction: Best Practice in Social Work: A Critical Perspective; K.Jones, B.Cooper & H.Ferguson
PART I: CRITICAL BEST PRACTICE: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: The Theory and Practice of Critical Best Practice in Social Work; H.Ferguson; Beyond Anti-Oppressive Practice in Social Work: Best Practice and the Ethical Use of Power in Adult Care; A.Gardener; Situating Person and Place: Best Practice in Dementia Care; K.Jones with I.Powell; Emotional Engagement in Social Work: Best Practice and Relationships in Mental Health Work; C.Keeping; Constructive First Engagement: Best Practice in Social Work Interviewing Keeping the Child in Mind; B.Cooper
PART II: CRITICAL BEST PRACTICE: INTERVENTIONS AND INTERACTIONS: Best Practice in Social Work Interviewing: Processes of Negotiation and Assessment; B.Cooper; Best Practice in Child Protection: Preventing and Healing Child Abuse; S.Leigh & A.Farmer; Best Practice in Child Protection and Family Support: Promoting Child Safety and Democratic Families H.Ferguson; Best Practice in Child Advocacy: Matty's Story; J.Dalrymple & H.Horan; Best Practice in Adult Protection: Safety, Choice and Inclusion; K.Jones & K.Spreadbury; Best Practice with People with Learning Difficulties: Being Seen and Heard; J.Coles & P.Connors; Best Practice in Emergency Mental Health Social Work: On Using Good Judgement; J.O'Gara
PART III: CRITICAL BEST PRACTICE: PRACTICE SETTINGS AND CULTURES: Partnership Working as Best Practice: Working Across Boundaries in Health and Social Care; P.Taylor, K.Jones with D.Gorman; Promoting Best Practice Through Supervision, Support and Communities of Practice; J.Thomas & K.Spreadbury; Best Practice as Skilled Organisational Work; B.Senior with E.Loades; Concluding Reflections on the Nature and Future of Critical Best Practice; K.Jones, B.Cooper & H.Ferguson.
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HARRY FERGUSON is Professor of Social Work at the University of West of England, UK. He is a qualified social worker and has practiced, taught, researched and published extensively on social work for thirty years. He is the author of Protecting Children in Time: Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity (Palgrave 2004).

KAREN JONES is Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England, UK where she co-ordinates the post qualifying award in adult social work. She has practiced as a social worker in mental health, learning difficulties and adult disability.

BARRY COOPER is Lecturer in Social Work with The Open University, UK. He is the...

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HARRY FERGUSON is Professor of Social Work at the University of West of England, UK. He is a qualified social worker and has practiced, taught, researched and published extensively on social work for thirty years. He is the author of Protecting Children in Time: Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity (Palgrave 2004).

KAREN JONES is Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England, UK where she co-ordinates the post qualifying award in adult social work. She has practiced as a social worker in mental health, learning difficulties and adult disability.

BARRY COOPER is Lecturer in Social Work with The Open University, UK. He is the author of a number of journal articles on social work theory, practice, and continuing professional development.

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