A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

by John Harris
     
 

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This new dictionary provides over 1,500 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of

Overview

This new dictionary provides over 1,500 A-Z definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on specialisms such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care. Useful appendices include a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care is a must-have for students of social care and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programmes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This dictionary features 1,500-plus terms and concepts related to the social work field. In addition to social work, it includes definitions for related issues in psychology, sociology, and social policy. The entries by Harris and White (both, Univ. of Warwick, UK) are detailed yet clear... this dictionary should be beneficial to those new to the discipline. It provides enough detail to help familiarize readers with many of the universal theories and principles associated with social work." —CHOICE

Library Journal
While designed for UK audiences, this new title in Oxford's dictionary series, covering 1,500 terms, theories, methods, policies, organizations, and legislation, will be a suitable resource for U.S. professional and lay readers looking for international perspective. "Addiction," "confidentiality," and "older people" are just a few examples of the intriguing multidisciplinary topics covered in this work. Print and online further-reading resources are included at the end of some of the entries. Still, this reference serves as a secondary resource to the National Association of Social Work's The Social Work Dictionary. VERDICT A new compendium from a reputable source for larger social work/policy collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191039225
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
01/24/2013
Series:
Oxford Quick Reference
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Vicky White is a Practice Educator in the Children, Learning and Young People's Directorate, Coventry City Council. She was previously Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and, in addition to substantial experience in qualifying and post-qualifying social work education, she has worked as a social worker in field and residential settings in the statutory sector. John Harris is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick and Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was a social worker, training officer, and manager prior to moving into social work education.

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