Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-13: 9780198708452
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,280,055
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sally Holland is a Professor of Social Work at Cardiff University and the Director of the CASCADE (Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre). She teaches qualifying social workers in the MA and PhD social work programs. She also carries out research on all aspects of children's social work. Before becoming an academic she worked in a range of social work settings, including residential child care, with street homeless people, as a local authority children's social worker, and in a family center.

Jonathan Scourfield is a Professor of Social Work at Cardiff University. His research covers child welfare, children's identities, and suicide prevention; and he also has a long-standing interest in social work with men. He teaches Masters and PhD students in social work. Before becoming an academic he worked as a history teacher, a probation officer, and a group worker in a therapeutic community for people with drug and alcohol problems.

Table of Contents

1. What is social work?
2. The politics of social work
3. Social work with individuals and families
4. Social work with groups
5. Community social work
6. Does it work?
Further reading
Index

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