Essential Socail Workers: An Introduction to Professional Practice in the 1990s / Edition 3

Essential Socail Workers: An Introduction to Professional Practice in the 1990s / Edition 3

by Martin Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 1857421019

ISBN-13: 9781857421019

Pub. Date: 06/01/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The third edition of The Essential Social Worker has been radically revised and updated and contains an entirely new chapter providing a clear outline of the historical and policy-related framework within which social work operates in areas of particular practice - child care, disability, mental health, old age and criminal justice. The Essential Social Worker defends

Overview

The third edition of The Essential Social Worker has been radically revised and updated and contains an entirely new chapter providing a clear outline of the historical and policy-related framework within which social work operates in areas of particular practice - child care, disability, mental health, old age and criminal justice. The Essential Social Worker defends the idea of a broadly based profession seeking to maintain disadvantaged people in the community. It bravely confronts the shallowness of many short-term fashions and argues that social work is a uniquely humane contributor to the achievement of welfare in the 1990s and beyond. A careful reading of The Essential Social Worker will ensure that the student gains an understanding of the role of social work in a complex urban society and develops an awareness of the debates which surround it. Social work is often subject to public criticism, but, as the author shows, it has continued to grow in scale and in influence throughout the 20th century and although its structure will continue to evolve, social work will remain essential in any society which regards itself as democratic and humane.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857421019
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: A Framework for the 1990s: The historical context; The policy context: child protection; Children with disabilities; People with learning disabilities; Elder-care; Mental health; Probation. The Theory and Practice of Maintenance: The social worker’s role; Clients point the way: eight lessons to learn; Towards a theory of maintenance; The achievement of change; Power and responsibility; Pro-active involvement in the community. Dimensions of Practice: First encounter: the client enters an alien world; Who is the client? Who determines the action?; Speech: the social worker’s basic tool; The social worker’s use of self; Beyond the use of self. In Conclusion: Skills, knowledge and qualities in the essential social worker; Bibliography; Indices.

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