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Understanding Social Work (5th Edition)

Preparing for Practice

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Pages: 222
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31 March 2020

$41.99

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01 April 2020

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Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, this popular textbook reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. Getting to the heart of what this...

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Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, this popular textbook reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. Getting to the heart of what this profession is all about, Understanding Social Work continues to offer an excellent foundation for readers for anyone wanting a better understanding of the social work role. What is social work? How is it carried out? What skills does it require?

 


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Ideal preparatory text for those considering a career in social work, students just starting their degree and in preparation for the first placement
A popular and enduring text provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the nature of social work
Focuses on the challenges of achieving good practice and reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy
Covers legal and policy base of social work; as well as the knowledge, skills and values involved; and the challenges and pitfalls practitioners face


New to this edition:

Updates include new material on the importance of social media, resilience, the impact of austerity, rising case-loads, and the increase pressure on social workers


1. Making Sense of Social Work
2. The Legal and Policy Context
3. The Knowledge Base
4. The Skills Base
5. The Value Base
6. Achieving Good Practice
7. Facing the Challenge
8. Conclusion
Guide to Further Learning
Appendix: Internet Resources.

As Social Workers we are increasingly working with higher levels of social deprivation, social need and dwindling resources. This book is a handy reminder of the importance of retaining the underpinning knowledge, values, skills and models which help to shape, develop and maintain our professional identity and practice. – Amanda Hill, Cumbria University, UK
This book makes following the why, what, when, and how of social work very straightforward. Students often struggle to see the match between all the elements of social work as a process and at the same time think of the knowledge, skills and values required to do the job. This book is such an easy fit with their requirements. – Paul McCafferty, Ulster University, UK
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Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 40 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker.

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Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 40 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker.

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