This engaging and accessible introduction to social work encourages reflective learning in preparation for practice. Direct linking of key concepts to professional standards ensures that students are able to build up an...Show More
This engaging and accessible introduction to social work encourages reflective learning in preparation for practice. Direct linking of key concepts to professional standards ensures that students are able to build up an understanding through context and reflective points, and with an emphasis on diversity, ideology, and preparing for practice, students will benefit from both practical and theoretical guidance. Sections are designed to work as both integrated and standalone resources and the flexible methodology will support a range of courses and learning techniques.
- This text takes an exploratory position for social work learning, situating, positioning and preparing the reader for their educational and professional journey within social work.
- Enriched with reflective exercises, case studies and key concepts.
- Examines, explores and embeds academic learning alongside the Knowledge & Skills Framework (KSFW), and the Health, and Care Professions Council's Standards of Proficiencies (SOP) for Social Work.
1. The historical development of social work: making links from the past to the present
2. The contemporary role of social work: working with communities and complexity
3. Preparing for social work practice: Models of intervention for social work practice
4. Working with diversity: understanding and locating individuals and communities
5. Global social work: locating and understanding the impact of globalisation on social work
6. Preparing for practice: from first placement to final placement
Overall, if students were to purchase one book as a context to social work practice, I would recommend this one. In addition to key contemporary UK practice issues, it considers broader global issues. I feel this is an excellent book that needs to feature on the reading lists of a range of modules including any post qualifying modules. It encourages reflexivity and the application of knowledge and concepts. – Eve Rees, Senior Lecturer/Practice Learning Co-ordinator, Cardiff Metropolitan University
This is a comprehensive overview of social work today, set within a plethora of contexts: historic, local and global. The ideal guide for students who are engaged in making the connections between their own experiences and the "bigger picture", this is an accessible and engaging text containing many interactive features to engage the reader. – Karen Hillison, Practice Learning Co-ordinator, University of Hull
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Peer Support in Mental Health Emma Watson, Sara Meddings
- The Critically Reflective Practitioner Sue Thompson, Neil Thompson
- Ethics and Values in Social Work Sarah Banks
- Doing a Successful Research Project Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes
- Social Work Theories in Context Karen Healy
- Philosophy of Social Science Ted Benton, Ian Craib
- Working with Substance Users George Allan
- Practising Social Work Sociologically Priscilla Dunk-West, Fiona Verity
- Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine Graham Scambler
- Promoting Equality Neil Thompson
- Youth Work Practice Tony Jeffs, Mark K. Smith
- Sociologies of Disability and Illness C. Thomas