Social Work Competences: Core Knowledge, Values and Skills

Social Work Competences: Core Knowledge, Values and Skills


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Social Work Competences: Core Knowledge, Values and Skills by Anthony Andreas Vass

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803977990
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/04/1996
Series: New Directions in Social Work Series , #2
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barbara Harrison is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Antony A Vass
The Quest for Quality
The Knowledge Base of Social Work - Helen Cosis Brown
The Values of Social Work - Jennifer Pearce
The Core Skills of Social Work - Jane Dutton and Ravi Kohli
Social Work with Children and Families - Ravi Kohli and Jane Dutton
Community Care and Social Work with Adults - Beverley Morgan
Crime, Probation and Social Work with Offenders - Antony A Vass
Competence in Social Work and Probation Practice - Antony A Vass

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