Need, Risk and Protection in Social Work Practice

Need, Risk and Protection in Social Work Practice

by Steve Hothersall, Mike Maas-Lowit

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844456581
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/06/2010
Series: Transforming Social Work Practice Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Steve Hothersall is a senior lecturer in social work at the Robert Gordon University. He has worked as both a practitioner and manager in childcare and was previously the Director of Post-qualifying and Masters programmes in Childcare at the University of York. Steve has also worked as a mental health officer, a nurse and a teacher.
Mike Maas-Lowit practiced in mental health as an Approved Social Worker in England and Mental Health Officer in Scotland until he took up a lecturing post in social work in 1991, specialising in mental health law and policy. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as the Scottish Executive’s MHO advisor, helping to develop MHO services on a national basis and to revise MHO training in the light of the sweeping legislative and policy changes. He has since returned to his substantive post as a lecturer in the Robert Gordon University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE:
Need and Vulnerability
Risk
Protection
Capacity and Incapacity
PART TWO:
Need, Risk and Protection in Work with Children, Young People and Their Families
Mental Health
Older People
Need, Risk and Protection in Criminal Justice Social Work and Probation
Need, Risk and Disability
Substance Use: What Are the Risks?
Conclusions
References

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