Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates, one of the most respected and widely used textbooks in social work, has now been completely revised and updated. With its accessible and clearly structured framework, the...
Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates, one of the most respected and widely used textbooks in social work, has now been completely revised and updated. With its accessible and clearly structured framework, the book offers expert discussion of the core topics in social work by top writers, teachers and practitioners in the field. It provides an essential grounding in the debates that shape the profession, as well as a clear insight into the issues at the heart of practice. What makes this highly regarded and bestselling book stand out from other texts?- Its range, authority and theoretical integrity- Its clear and effective structure, which reflects major shifts in teaching and makes it easy to use across modules- The importance it lays on practice-based learning and on developing core practice skills such as communication, assessment and intervention- Its value as a springboard to further reading (including extensive guidance on further print and electronic sources)- Its compact size – perfect for readers who are travelling between campus and practice settings. This is one of three interrelated books edited by the internationally renowned and widely published team, Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. The companion books are Critical Practice in Social Work (second edition) and Practising Social Work in a Complex World. Each book can be used alone or in combination with the other two as a uniquely flexible and comprehensive programme of study.Show Less
First volume in a trilogy of books that have set a 'gold standard' in social work publishing for their range, depth and quality.
All star cast
Edited by the internationally respected Robert Adams, Lena Dominelli and Malcolm Payne. High profile contributors include Viviene Cree, Steven Shardlow, Joyce Lishman, Bill Jordan and Michael PrestonShoot.
Each book is designed to reflect typical course structures, with emphasis on both skills and critical thinking/practice.
Richness of case material offers a resource for seminar discussion and helps students to engage at a personal level with the complexity of practice.
Strong teaching framework
The trilogy offers academic rigour as well as accessibility of structure and style. Each of the books are used as core texts on social work degrees and allow a comprehensiveness that single volumes cannot attain.
Their modular relationship offers flexibility for students but also continuity of thinking and debate across an unparalleled range of topics.
Towards a Critical Understanding of Social Work; R.Adams, L.Dominelli & M.Payne
PART 1: KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
Positioning Social Work; L.Dominelli
The Changing Nature of Social Work; V.Cree
Values, Ethics and Social Work; S.Shardlow
Anti-oppressive Practice; L.Dominelli
The Wider Significance of Social Work; B.Jordan
Social Policy, Poverty and Social Work; A.Walker & C.Walker
Social Work and the Law; M.Preston-Shoot & S.Braye
Social Work and Organisations; S.Perrott
Perspectives on the Life Course: Childhood and Adolescence; G.Misca
Perspectives on the Life Course; Later Life; R.Adams, L.Dominelli & M.Payne
Researching Social Work; H.McLaughlin
PART 2: SOCIAL WORK PROCESS
Understanding the Social Work Process; M.Payne
Communication in Social Work; P.Hanley
Working with Service Users and Carers; H.Charnley, G.Roddam & j.Simmons
Intervention and Empowerment; B.Burke & J.Dalrymple
Alternative Intervention: the Mind-body-spirit Perspective; S.Man Ng C.Chan
Monitoring, Review and Evaluation; L.Bell & M.Payne
PART 3: THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT
Working with Children, Young People and Families; R.Adams
Adult Services and Health-related Social Work; M.Payne
Working with the Voluntary and Community Sectors; M.Payne
Practice Planning; J.Tilling
Personal and Professional Development; J.Lishman
Concluding Comments; R.Adams, L.Dominelli & M.Payne.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Social Movements in a Globalized World Cristina Flesher Fominaya
- Hidden Social Work Darren Hill, Nick Frost
- Custom; WSU Online; Ethics, Accountability and the Social Professions Sarah Banks
- Cross Cultural Child Development for Social Workers Lena Robinson
- Assessment in Social Work Judith Milner, Steve Myers, Patrick O'byrne
- Service Navigation Jennifer Donovan, Marie Connolly, Ralph Hampson
- Understanding Public Policy Paul Cairney
- The Age of Migration Hein de Haas, Stephen Castles, Mark J. Miller
- Social Work and the Law Chris Maylea
- Seeing the Child in Child Protection Social Work Sue Kennedy
- Anti-Racist Social Work Gurnam Singh, Shepard Masocha
- Supervision for Mental Health Care Paul Cassedy, Maureen Anderson
- Schooling the Smash Street Kids Paul Corrigan
- Social Work and Mental Illness Alan Butler, Colin Pritchard
- Working with Families Gill Gorell Barnes
- Working With Offenders Hilary Walker, Bill Beaumont
- Independent Lives? Jenny Morris
- Youth Work Mark Smith, Tony Jeffs
- Exploring and Locating Social Work Darren Hill, Lorraine Agu, David Mercer
- Working Across Difference Donna Baines, Bindi Bennett, Susan Goodwin, Margot Rawsthorne
- Social Work and the Law Chris Maylea
- Social Working Pam Carter, Tony Jeffs, Mark K. Smith
- Quality Social Work Robert Adams
- Social Work and Social Perspectives Jo Campling, Eileen Oak