This original textbook provides an invaluable introduction to the required core knowledge, values and skills in social work today. Within the context of critical debate about knowledge, values and skills, a highly respected team of contributors focus their attention on three key areas: social work with children and families; community care and social work with adults; and probation and social work with offenders.
One of the most important and innovative features of the text is that it offers a practical tool for readers to identify and monitor competences. Knowledge, values and skills are integrated to produce a set of competences, the main components of which are then shown in practice as problem-solving devices against wh
About the Author
Barbara Harrison is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London.
Table of ContentsIntroduction - Antony A Vass The Quest for QualityThe Knowledge Base of Social Work - Helen Cosis BrownThe Values of Social Work - Jennifer PearceThe Core Skills of Social Work - Jane Dutton and Ravi KohliSocial Work with Children and Families - Ravi Kohli and Jane DuttonCommunity Care and Social Work with Adults - Beverley MorganCrime, Probation and Social Work with Offenders - Antony A VassCompetence in Social Work and Probation Practice - Antony A Vass