Social Work Contexts and Practice

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Building on the strengths of the popular first edition, Social Work: Context and Practice is the most comprehensive text of its kind: encompassing the theory and practice of social work in both Australia and New Zealand. A variety of social work environments are explored with the fields of the practice covered, including: working with the elderly, child protection, mental health and drugs and alcohol, and community development. With an emphasis on cultural practice and field skill development, this text will be ...
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Overview


Building on the strengths of the popular first edition, Social Work: Context and Practice is the most comprehensive text of its kind: encompassing the theory and practice of social work in both Australia and New Zealand. A variety of social work environments are explored with the fields of the practice covered, including: working with the elderly, child protection, mental health and drugs and alcohol, and community development. With an emphasis on cultural practice and field skill development, this text will be useful throughout students' entire education and into their professional lives.

New Edition Highlights:

- New Australian co-editor and contributors add a wealth of experience from both educators and practitioners within Australia and New Zealand

- Reflective practice questions and issues throughout teach students to review their own performance and to learn from personal experience

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195562873
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/15/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marie Connolly, Dr, Chief Social Worker, Office of the Chief Social Worker, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand.
Louise Harms, Dr, Senior Lecturer and Associate Head (Academic) at the School of Nursing and Social Work, University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Part 1 Social Work and Contemporary Issues
1. The Art and Science of Social Work
2. Social Work Practice Theories Frameworks
3. Human Development and Practice
4. Values and Human Rights
5. Social Work, Poverty, and Disadvantage
6. Gender, Sexuality and Power
7. Aboriginal Issues in Context
8. Indigenous Issues in Aotearoa New Zealand
9. Pasifika Social Work
10. Working with Refugees
11. Cross-cultural Practice
Part 2 Fields of Practice
12. Family Violence
13. Contemporary Issues in Health Social Work
14. Working with Older People
15. Social Work and Disability
16. Mental Health Social Work in New Zealand
17. Mental Health Social Work in Australia
18. Perspectives on Drug Use
19. Early Interventions with Families of Vulnerable Children
20. Child Welfare Practice
21. Human Services Work with Young People
22. Social Work and Youth Justice
23. Social Work Practice and the Justice System
24. Social Work and the Law
25. Working with Communities
Part 3 Professional Issues in Social Work
26. Histories of the Social Work Profession
27. The Registration of Social Workers
28. Research in Social Work
29. Social Work Supervision
30. Fieldwork Practice in Social Work
31. Thriving at Work: Preventing Occupational Stress
32. Trans-Tasman Reflections

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