Social Work and Power

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Power is an unavoidable issue in social work. Practitioners frequently work with the marginalized and disadvantaged. While they have a duty to protect the vulnerable, sometimes this means exercising authority against the wishes of those they are working with - as when they have to remove a child from abusive parents, section a severely mentally distressed person, etc. This important text explores these complex issues, both at a conceptual and applied level, in order to give students a clear understanding of the ...

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Overview

Power is an unavoidable issue in social work. Practitioners frequently work with the marginalized and disadvantaged. While they have a duty to protect the vulnerable, sometimes this means exercising authority against the wishes of those they are working with - as when they have to remove a child from abusive parents, section a severely mentally distressed person, etc. This important text explores these complex issues, both at a conceptual and applied level, in order to give students a clear understanding of the theoretical frameworks relevant to practice and to help them begin to think through the kinds of challenges they are likely to face and how they will deal with these.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403991249
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Series: New Directions in Social Work Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

ROGER SMITH is Lecturer in Social Work and Course Director for the MA in Social Work at the University of Leicester, UK. He is a qualified and experienced social work practitioner, a former Head of Policy with a national voluntary organisation and ex-Chair of a local authority Social Services Committee. His publications include Poor Relief or Poor Dead? (Ashgate, 2003), Youth Justice: Ideas, Policy, Practice (Willan, 2003) and Values and Practice in Children's Services (Palgrave, 2004).

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Table of Contents

PART 1
• Introduction: The Significance of Power in Social Work
• Thinking about Power
• Sites of Power
• Processes of Power
• PART 2
• Institutional Influences and Defensive Practice
• Organisations and Systems
• Inside and Outside the Machine
• Professionals, Services Users and 'Letting Go'
• Working Together to Make Things Happen
• Power, Social Work and Social Justice

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Social work and power

    I thought this book is good, but I needed to read it over again several times to grasp what it was stating.

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