Social Work and Empowerment: Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of a rich and uniquely focused text. As with previous editions, the fourth offers coverage that spans both conceptual debates about empowerment and the range of practice issues and challenges that face a social work audience today. It provides a rigorous and extensive discussion of theory, drawing on global aspects of empowerment and linking this clearly to the needs of service users. This new edition includes additional examples reflecting varied global contexts as well as new material on empowering children and adults. Proper emphasis is also given to clarity of style and accessibility so that the book continues to offer an essential resource at all levels of study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230019997
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Series: Practical Social Work Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.11 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside, UK. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Policy for Social Work and Quality Social Work. He is also co-editor of the best-selling trilogy, Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates 2e, Critical Practice in Social Work and Social Work Futures.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fourth Edition
• PART 1: THEORIES, MODELS AND METHODS FOR EMPOWERING PRACTICE
• Ingredients of Empowerment: the Global Challenge
• Frameworks for Empowerment
• PART 2: PRACTISING EMPOWERMENT
• Self-Empowerment
• Empowering Individuals
• Empowering Groups
• Empowering Organisations
• Empowering Communities and Political Systems
• Empowering Evaluation
• PART 3: ISSUES FOR SOCIAL WORK
• Empowering Service Users and Carers
• Towards an Empowering Social Work
• Bibliography
• Index

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