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This book makes a distinctive contribution to reflections on what child-centred practice means in the complex area of child welfare. With a theoretical framework informed by insights from a number of disciplinary perspectives, the author pays particular attention to psychosocial, emotional, sensory and spatial influences. The book applies its ideas ...
New Directions in Children's Welfare: Professionals, Policy and Practice: 2018
This book makes a distinctive contribution to reflections on what child-centred practice means in the complex area of child welfare. With a theoretical framework informed by insights from a number of disciplinary perspectives, the author pays particular attention to psychosocial, emotional, sensory and spatial influences. The book applies its ideas to case studies, in order to reflect on the contemporary landscape of children's services within the UK. The book sets out the way policy and law establish a complex terrain for contemporary child welfare practice. At a time when the government demands clear answers to perceived child protection failings, Pinkney carefully reflects upon the complexity involved in protecting children. This timely re-examination of child welfare will appeal to social work and children's services professionals; policy makers; as well as students and scholars of social work, childhood studies and social policy.
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134.80 USD

New Directions in Children's Welfare: Professionals, Policy and Practice: 2018

by Sharon Pinkney
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This ground-breaking text book introduces the theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of the growing area reablement. With contributions from a number of professions including occupational therapy, nursing and social work this book encourages and supports collaborative working. It also offers service user, carer and support worker perspectives, in order to ...
Reablement Services in Health and Social Care: A guide to practice for students and support workers
This ground-breaking text book introduces the theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of the growing area reablement. With contributions from a number of professions including occupational therapy, nursing and social work this book encourages and supports collaborative working. It also offers service user, carer and support worker perspectives, in order to offer a rounded introduction to effective reablement practices. Reablement Services in Health and Social Care develops the knowledge and understanding of students in this field on a wide range of courses - from nursing and occupational therapy to social work, physiotherapy and beyond. It may also appeal to support staff and associated professionals already working in reablement services and associated fields of enquiry.
39.23 USD

Reablement Services in Health and Social Care: A guide to practice for students and support workers

by Valerie Ebrahimi, Hazel Chapman
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This unique text is both an accessible introduction and specialist review of contemporary dramatherapy practice today. The collected chapters introduce critical and cohesive perspectives on dramatherapy as it is being practiced, developed and advanced in diverse contexts, and also investigate the connections between the discipline of dramatherapy both as an ...
Dramatherapy: Reflections and Praxis
This unique text is both an accessible introduction and specialist review of contemporary dramatherapy practice today. The collected chapters introduce critical and cohesive perspectives on dramatherapy as it is being practiced, developed and advanced in diverse contexts, and also investigate the connections between the discipline of dramatherapy both as an allied health profession, a form of psychotherapy and a traditional form of theatre and healing. In so doing, the volume unpicks the relationship between drama and therapy, exploring some of its key philosophies and practices, and examining its efficacy. Edited by two experienced lecturers and dramatherapists, the book stands as a timely and crucial resource for students and practitioners alike in this growing field. It is essential reading for students on Dramatherapy, Arts Therapy and Applied Theatre degree programmes, and useful background reading for students of Theatre and Performance, Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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36.740000 USD

Dramatherapy: Reflections and Praxis

by Richard Hougham, Bryn Jones
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Communication is the basis of so much of what happens in the workplace and indeed in our private lives. Without effective communication our lives are so much the poorer and with so many more problems. This book, now in an updated third edition, is therefore an important and valuable resource ...
Effective Communication: A Guide for the People Professions
Communication is the basis of so much of what happens in the workplace and indeed in our private lives. Without effective communication our lives are so much the poorer and with so many more problems. This book, now in an updated third edition, is therefore an important and valuable resource for anyone where success in their work depends on the quality of their interactions, whether face to face, in writing or electronically. Divided into two parts, the book focuses first on theoretical insights to provide a firm basis of understanding and then on practice issues. Written in Neil Thompson's characteristically clear and accessible style, this important book provides an essential foundation for making sure that we are communicating with one another as effectively as possible.
41.990000 USD

Effective Communication: A Guide for the People Professions

by Neil Thompson
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In recent years child protection issues have dominated media and public discourse in the UK. This book offers a unique perspective, giving voice to social workers and their experiences of working within a profession which has become increasingly embedded in a culture of blame. Exploring how statutory child protection agencies ...
Blame, Culture and Child Protection
In recent years child protection issues have dominated media and public discourse in the UK. This book offers a unique perspective, giving voice to social workers and their experiences of working within a profession which has become increasingly embedded in a culture of blame. Exploring how statutory child protection agencies function, Leigh reveals how `culture' can significantly affect the way in which social work is practiced.Providing a comparative analysis between the UK and Belgium, Leigh uses autho-ethnography, observation and in-depth interviews to illuminate the differences between the social worker settings and how their professional and social identities are formed, by examining interactions and affected atmospheres. This book reveals how practitioners perceive themselves differently in these national settings and the impact this has on the way they view their identity as well as the work they carry out with children and families. Providing a compelling critique of the social work landscape, Leigh's enquiry into social work, identity and organisations calls for mutual understanding and respect, rather than a culture of blame.
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115.490000 USD

Blame, Culture and Child Protection

by Jadwiga Leigh
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Since the Munro report (2011), a greater emphasis has been placed on the value of child-centred practice in social work with children, young people and families. It has come to be recognised that social workers cannot make an assessment or intervene to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes without engaging ...
Child-Centred Practice: A Handbook for Social Work
Since the Munro report (2011), a greater emphasis has been placed on the value of child-centred practice in social work with children, young people and families. It has come to be recognised that social workers cannot make an assessment or intervene to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes without engaging with the children themselves. This involves recognising the rights of the child, getting to know who they are, what they need, how they feel about their situation, and what they want for their future. Split into two distinct sections, this authoritative text focuses on the foundational knowledge required for child-centred work, unpacking the ethical and theoretical principles that form the basis of the approach and exploring current debates around working with children and families. Benefitting from the authors' extensive experience in academia and practice settings, each chapter: provides insightful practitioner testimonials and case study examples to help the reader apply what they have learned to everyday practice highlights important research studies that give voice to children and young people, providing the reader with background knowledge of the evidence base for child-centred approaches includes engaging questions and activities to enable the reader to reflect on what they have learned, and make links to their own practice, values and beliefs. With a strong focus on developing the reader's practice skills, particularly in engaging and communicating with children, Child-Centred Practice is an essential handbook for students and professionals involved in this complex yet rewarding area of social work practice.
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36.740000 USD

Child-Centred Practice: A Handbook for Social Work

by Tracey Race
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This book explores a range of alternative community based approaches to working with mental distress.Mental health and distress are issues many individuals have to deal with on a daily basis. Whilst formal health provisions provide some respite for individuals suffering from mental distress, the system is far from perfect for ...
Building a New Community Psychology of Mental Health: Spaces, Places, People and Activities: 2017
This book explores a range of alternative community based approaches to working with mental distress.Mental health and distress are issues many individuals have to deal with on a daily basis. Whilst formal health provisions provide some respite for individuals suffering from mental distress, the system is far from perfect for all. Drawing on recent developments in critical psychology the chapters propose a new paradigm for mental health, presenting a range of alternative community based approaches, with a clear focus on the spaces, places, people and activities that can be useful in helping to deal with mental distress. Written in an accessible and engaging style this book will appeal to academics, practitioners and policy makers interested in community and social approaches to mental health.
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115.490000 USD

Building a New Community Psychology of Mental Health: Spaces, Places, People and Activities: 2017

by Carl Walker, Paul Hanna, Angie Hart
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Now going into its fifth edition, Alan Twelvetrees' invaluable guide to the theory and practice of community work has been educating students and practitioners alike for over three decades. Covering topics such as work with community groups, the various dimensions of social action and project planning and how to engage ...
Community Development, Social Action and Social Planning
Now going into its fifth edition, Alan Twelvetrees' invaluable guide to the theory and practice of community work has been educating students and practitioners alike for over three decades. Covering topics such as work with community groups, the various dimensions of social action and project planning and how to engage effectively with public bodies, this is a truly comprehensive must-read for community workers, as well as anyone keen to undertake effective work in the community. Drawing on the author's wealth of experience, and benefiting from the grounded style of writing that has made the previous editions so popular, the book considers everyday community work situations to provide readers with a genuine feel for the realities of practice. This classic text is essential for anyone studying, working or just interested in community work, community regeneration and service planning.
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36.740000 USD

Community Development, Social Action and Social Planning

by Alan Twelvetrees
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This important textbook is a revised and updated edition of a very well-received and much-appreciated insightful guide to reflective practice designed for students, practitioners and managers of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear and careful integration of both the 'thinking and doing' elements of the often challenging ...
The Critically Reflective Practitioner
This important textbook is a revised and updated edition of a very well-received and much-appreciated insightful guide to reflective practice designed for students, practitioners and managers of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear and careful integration of both the 'thinking and doing' elements of the often challenging task of practising reflectively makes this book an ideal text at all levels of study and practice. Divided into two parts, the book focuses first on theoretical issues to help develop a sound foundation of understanding of critically reflective practice and then on practical guidance on how to make this type of practice a reality. Written by two highly respected authors with a strong track record in explaining complex ideas clearly and accessibly without oversimplifying them, this textbook is accompanied by Palgrave's It's All About People website, developed to showcase the work of Neil Thompson and Sue Thompson.
42.64 USD

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

by Sue Thompson, Neil Thompson
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For decades, child protection systems have striven to provide responsive services to vulnerable children and families in the face of the constant change and instability caused by the bureaucratization of child protection. This book lends a strident voice to the argument for a shift beyond the current risk paradigm, towards ...
Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection: Current Debates and New Directions
For decades, child protection systems have striven to provide responsive services to vulnerable children and families in the face of the constant change and instability caused by the bureaucratization of child protection. This book lends a strident voice to the argument for a shift beyond the current risk paradigm, towards genuine cultural change.
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39.890000 USD

Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection: Current Debates and New Directions

by Marie Connolly
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This handy book is a one-stop introduction to research and evaluation for social workers. Including unique project examples, exercises, discussion points and extensive signposting to further reading, and drawing on the author's many years of teaching experience, it is essential reading for students who may be unfamiliar with research methods.
Research Methods for Social Workers
This handy book is a one-stop introduction to research and evaluation for social workers. Including unique project examples, exercises, discussion points and extensive signposting to further reading, and drawing on the author's many years of teaching experience, it is essential reading for students who may be unfamiliar with research methods.
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44.35 USD

Research Methods for Social Workers

by Linda Bell
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This edited volume explores the roles of socially-channeled play and performance in the developmental trajectories of young people who fall on the autism spectrum. The contributors offer possibilities for channels of activity through which youth on the autism spectrum may find acceptance, affirmation, and kinship with others. Positive social updraft ...
Creativity and Community Among Autism-Spectrum Youth: Creating Positive Social Updrafts Through Play and Performance: 2016
This edited volume explores the roles of socially-channeled play and performance in the developmental trajectories of young people who fall on the autism spectrum. The contributors offer possibilities for channels of activity through which youth on the autism spectrum may find acceptance, affirmation, and kinship with others. Positive social updraft characterizes the social channels through which people of difference might be swept up into broader cultural currents such that they feel valued, appreciated, and empowered. These currents not only have an upward motion themselves, they also catch other elements in their draft and carry them up in their flow. A social updraft provides cultural meditational means that include people in a current headed upward, allowing people of atypical makeups to become fully involved in significant cultural activity that brings them a feeling of social belonging.
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115.490000 USD

Creativity and Community Among Autism-Spectrum Youth: Creating Positive Social Updrafts Through Play and Performance: 2016

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Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. What can sustain social work in these times? How can social workers sustain themselves in the role? How can they derive confidence and meaning from what they do? In addressing these questions, Sustaining Social Work ...
Sustaining Social Work: Between Power and Powerlessness
Social work is a profession under strain, and practitioners report finding the role increasingly challenging. What can sustain social work in these times? How can social workers sustain themselves in the role? How can they derive confidence and meaning from what they do? In addressing these questions, Sustaining Social Work is a source of understanding and support for professionals struggling with the tensions of practice. Accessible and engaging , it explores the fallout that results from social workers experiencing these tensions, including feelings of powerlessness, responsibility, optimism and cynicism. Drawing on ideas from social theory and the social sciences, it puts forward a model of sustainable social work that will help practitioners not just cope but flourish - even in the context of ongoing crises. An enlightening, uplifting read in a difficult and uncertain time for the profession, Sustaining Social Work addresses the challenge of finding sustenance and consolation within day-to-day practice, enriching it beyond the short-term.
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36.740000 USD

Sustaining Social Work: Between Power and Powerlessness

by Robbie Duschinsky, Susan Bell
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The world is on the brink of ecological crisis. In the last decade we have seen a number of catastrophic events that illustrate this, including the 2004 tsunami across the Pacific, which killed over 150,000 people, and Hurricane Katrina in the United States, which left thousands dead and millions displaced. ...
Ecological Social Work: Towards Sustainability
The world is on the brink of ecological crisis. In the last decade we have seen a number of catastrophic events that illustrate this, including the 2004 tsunami across the Pacific, which killed over 150,000 people, and Hurricane Katrina in the United States, which left thousands dead and millions displaced. As the frequency and scale of environmental disasters has increased, social workers have found themselves on the front line of crisis interventions, working to ensure that the basic needs of communities are met. This evocative, highly thought-provoking book encourages social workers to incorporate an awareness of the physical environment into their work with individuals, groups and communities. Written by an international group of experts and led by two of the top names in the field, it offers an examination of key theoretical concepts combined with specific guidance on developing an ecological social work practice in a variety of situations - from daily life in urban communities to post-disaster sites - from areas across the globe. A fresh new perspective on a topic that gains greater significance day by day, Ecological Social Work calls for practitioners to use their skills in speaking on behalf of the vulnerable to lend their voice to the physical environment: to bring forward the stories of those marginalised by environmental disaster in order to lead creative solutions to this most fundamental of crises.
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41.990000 USD

Ecological Social Work: Towards Sustainability

by Jennifer McKinnon, Margaret Alston
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Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face. In this unique and authoritative text, a group of expert authors explore the key areas of data collection, analysis and evaluation and outline in detail how they can ...
Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count
Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face. In this unique and authoritative text, a group of expert authors explore the key areas of data collection, analysis and evaluation and outline in detail how they can be applied to practice.
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41.990000 USD

Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count

by Barbra Teater, John Devaney, Donald Forrester
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The steady increase in economic, social, environmental and political hardships experienced by many around the globe has led, in recent years, to a corresponding growth in the importance ascribed to finding meaning in life, and to addressing the bigger questions. As deliverers of care and assistance to people across many ...
Practising Spirituality: Reflections on meaning-making in personal and professional contexts
The steady increase in economic, social, environmental and political hardships experienced by many around the globe has led, in recent years, to a corresponding growth in the importance ascribed to finding meaning in life, and to addressing the bigger questions. As deliverers of care and assistance to people across many different faiths and cultures whose lives are impacted directly by these hardships, current and future social workers must learn to apply concepts of spirituality in their own professional practice. In this unique and inspiring book, a diverse group of authors draws deeply on their own experiences of spirituality in practice, providing a fascinating and often moving exploration of how meaning is derived in a variety of different contexts. Topics discussed include: * Mindfulness, meditation and the practice of Falun Gong * The interaction between spirituality, social justice and professional practice * The role of spirituality in the provision of palliative care * Indigenous spiritualities, interconnectedness and human-animal bonds * The role of spirituality in providing hospitality and acceptance in practice. Enriched by a wealth of case studies and a strong focus on critical reflection throughout, Practising Spirituality is an important and thought-provoking read for students and practitioners across the full range of health and social care disciplines - from social work and counselling to nursing, youth work and beyond.
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31.490000 USD

Practising Spirituality: Reflections on meaning-making in personal and professional contexts

by Laura Beres
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This book highlights a range of individuals and groups in UK society who experience exclusion or marginalisation, including Roma, young carers and people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It takes a unique practice-based focus, designed to encourage discussion about diversity in society and to debunk myths about 'the others'.
Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice
This book highlights a range of individuals and groups in UK society who experience exclusion or marginalisation, including Roma, young carers and people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It takes a unique practice-based focus, designed to encourage discussion about diversity in society and to debunk myths about 'the others'.
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36.740000 USD

Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice

by Anya Ahmed, Michaela Rogers
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This book challenges and revises existing ways of thinking about leaving care policy, practice and research at regional, national and international levels. Bringing together contributors from fifteen countries, it covers a range of topical policy and practice issues within national, international or comparative contexts. These include youth justice, disability, access ...
Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care: International Research, Policy and Practice: 2017
This book challenges and revises existing ways of thinking about leaving care policy, practice and research at regional, national and international levels. Bringing together contributors from fifteen countries, it covers a range of topical policy and practice issues within national, international or comparative contexts. These include youth justice, disability, access to higher education, the role of advocacy groups, ethical challenges and cultural factors. In doing so it demonstrates that, whilst young people are universally a vulnerable group, there are vast differences in their experiences of out-of-home care and transitions from care, and their shorter and longer-term outcomes. Equally, there are significant variations between jurisdictions in terms of the legislative, policy and practice supports and opportunities made available to them. This significant edited collection is essential reading for all those who work with young people from care, including social workers, counsellors, and youth and community practitioners, as well as for students and scholars of child welfare.
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125.990000 USD

Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care: International Research, Policy and Practice: 2017

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Looking for a comprehensive one-stop resource on transitions across the life course? Then look no further. This concise reference book unpacks the far-reaching topic of transitions, delivered in an accessible A-Z format that allows the reader quick and easy access to information relevant to whichever stage in the life course ...
A-Z of Transitions
Looking for a comprehensive one-stop resource on transitions across the life course? Then look no further. This concise reference book unpacks the far-reaching topic of transitions, delivered in an accessible A-Z format that allows the reader quick and easy access to information relevant to whichever stage in the life course they are concerned with. Providing an examination of each multidimensional transition, the book also brings a strong focus to the role of practitioners in preparing individuals for, and supporting them through, the transition process - whether it be a normative life transition, such as starting school, or something unexpected and distressing, like the sudden death of a loved one. With explicit 'Implications for Practice' points, a wealth of guidance on further reading and comprehensive cross-referencing throughout, the book is an essential resource for students and practitioners exploring the subject area from a vast array of disciplines - from social work and nursing to teaching, counselling and beyond.
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24.140000 USD

A-Z of Transitions

by Divya Jindal-Snape
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Focusing on the Karen people in Burma, Thailand and the United Kingdom, this book analyses how global, regional and local developments affect patterns of learning. It combines historical and ethnographic research to explore the mutual shaping of intergenerational relations and children's practical and formal learning within a context of migration ...
Learning, Migration and Intergenerational Relations: The Karen and the Gift of Education
Focusing on the Karen people in Burma, Thailand and the United Kingdom, this book analyses how global, regional and local developments affect patterns of learning. It combines historical and ethnographic research to explore the mutual shaping of intergenerational relations and children's practical and formal learning within a context of migration and socio-political change. In this endeavour, Pia Jolliffe discusses traditional patterns of socio-cultural learning within Karen communities as well as the role of Christian missionaries in introducing schooling to the Karen in Burma and in Thailand. This is followed by an analysis of children's migration for education in northern Thailand where state schools often encourage students' aspirations towards upward social mobility at the same time as schools reproduce social inequality between the rural Karen and urban Thai society. The author draws attention to international humanitarian agencies who deliver education to refugees and migrants at the Thai-Burma border, as well as the role of UK government schools in the process of resettling Karen refugees. In this way, the book analyses the connections between learning, migration and intergenerational relations in households, schools and other institutions at the local, regional and global level.
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115.490000 USD

Learning, Migration and Intergenerational Relations: The Karen and the Gift of Education

by Pia Jolliffe
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This book examines the role played by one important external stakeholder, Atlantic Philanthropies, a limited-life foundation, in helping to build peace and promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is now referred to as a post-conflict society largely due to the absence of political violence and relatively stable political institutions. ...
Public Policy, Philanthropy and Peace Building in Northern Ireland: 2016
This book examines the role played by one important external stakeholder, Atlantic Philanthropies, a limited-life foundation, in helping to build peace and promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is now referred to as a post-conflict society largely due to the absence of political violence and relatively stable political institutions. These are necessary but insufficient conditions for what Galtung has described as 'positive peace', which requires a more fundamental review of the structural inequalities that contributed to the conflict in the first place. Using detailed case studies the authors illustrate the role played by voluntary and community sector groups, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, in influencing the public policy agenda and securing long term systemic changes. They also critique the work of Atlantic as a 'pay to play' organization whose original mission moved from funding the higher education sector on the island of Ireland to become a key foundation with a significant role in the peace process.
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125.990000 USD

Public Policy, Philanthropy and Peace Building in Northern Ireland: 2016

by Colin Knox, Padraic Quirk
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Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users. Written by a group of global experts, this book addresses questions such as, 'How can the ethical demands of the values of human rights, social justice and professional integrity be understood ...
Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work
Ethics and values, the cornerstone of good social work practice, are vital in upholding the dignity of service users. Written by a group of global experts, this book addresses questions such as, 'How can the ethical demands of the values of human rights, social justice and professional integrity be understood for contemporary social work practice?'
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46.05 USD

Rethinking Values and Ethics in Social Work

by Richard Hugman, Jan Carter
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Principles of social justice lie at the heart of the social work profession. This book examines the current climate of social work practice and the challenges presented by neoliberalism. It puts forward a model for reconnecting with more traditional social justice values and doing the right thing rather than just ...
Values in Social Work: Reconnecting with Social Justice
Principles of social justice lie at the heart of the social work profession. This book examines the current climate of social work practice and the challenges presented by neoliberalism. It puts forward a model for reconnecting with more traditional social justice values and doing the right thing rather than just doing things the right way.
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39.890000 USD

Values in Social Work: Reconnecting with Social Justice

by Jane Fenton
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As more and more people and organisations are affected by the austerity agenda and cuts to public services, there is increased risk that the person-centred nature of safeguarding practice will be consumed by procedure and managerialism. With a unique focus on safeguarding both adults and children, this important text considers ...
Safeguarding Adults and Children: Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults
As more and more people and organisations are affected by the austerity agenda and cuts to public services, there is increased risk that the person-centred nature of safeguarding practice will be consumed by procedure and managerialism. With a unique focus on safeguarding both adults and children, this important text considers the professional responsibilities not just of social workers, but of practitioners across a range of Health, Police, Education and voluntary services who will often be involved in the process of protecting the more vulnerable members of society. Including in-depth analysis of the relevant research literature, as well as official evidence from Serious Case Reviews, the book will broaden readers' knowledge and understanding of the specialist skills required to practice safeguarding effectively, as well as of the need for agencies and professionals to communicate and work collaboratively in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Using explicit learning objectives and reflective questions to encourage readers to think critically about their own assumptions in practice, the book provides coverage of topics such as: * The significance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in safeguarding adults * The complexities of safeguarding children in cases of parental substance misuse * The impact of social media and digitisation on safeguarding practice * The tensions involved in safeguarding practice within different cultures * The challenges of interprofessional safeguarding in relation to domestic abuse Written by a team of expert authors, this impressive volume is a comprehensive sourcebook for students and practitioners alike.
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47.76 USD

Safeguarding Adults and Children: Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults

by Georgina Koubel
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This book critically explores ways of thinking about the city and its relevance for the profession of social work. It provides a colourful illustration of practice drawing on examples of social work responses to a range of issues emerging from the unprecedented scale, density and pace of change in cities. ...
Social Work and the City: Urban Themes in 21st-Century Social Work: 2017
This book critically explores ways of thinking about the city and its relevance for the profession of social work. It provides a colourful illustration of practice drawing on examples of social work responses to a range of issues emerging from the unprecedented scale, density and pace of change in cities. The associated challenges posed for social work include: the increased segregation of the poor, the crisis of affordable housing, homelessness, gentrification, ageing, displacement as a result of migrations, and the breakdown of social support and care. Drawing on multiple disciplines, this groundbreaking work shows that these familiar features of the twenty-first century can be counteracted by the positive aspects of the city: its innovation, creativity and serendipity. It has a redistributive, caring and cohesive potential. The city can provide new opportunities and resources for social work to influence, to collaborate, to foster participation and involvement, and to extend its social justice mandate. The book shows that the city represents a critical arena in terms of the future of social work intervention and social work identity. In doing so, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of social work, social policy, community work and urban studies.
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125.990000 USD

Social Work and the City: Urban Themes in 21st-Century Social Work: 2017

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This book explores what it is like to be involved in contemporary open adoption, characterised by varying forms of contact with birth relatives, from an adoptive parent point of view. The author's fine-grained interpretative phenomenological analysis of adopters' accounts reveals the complexity of kinship for those whose most significant relationships ...
Parenthood and Open Adoption: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
This book explores what it is like to be involved in contemporary open adoption, characterised by varying forms of contact with birth relatives, from an adoptive parent point of view. The author's fine-grained interpretative phenomenological analysis of adopters' accounts reveals the complexity of kinship for those whose most significant relationships are made, unmade and permanently altered through adoption. MacDonald distinctively connects adoption to wider sociological theories of relatedness and personal life, and focuses on domestic non-kin adoption of children from state care, including compulsory adoption. The book also addresses current child welfare concerns, and suggestions are made for adoption practice. The book will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in adoption, social work, child welfare, foster care, family and sociology.
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73.490000 USD

Parenthood and Open Adoption: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

by Mandi MacDonald
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Learning and self-development is a continuous process for social workers, and practitioners must keep abreast of new knowledge, guidance and legislation in order to keep growing professionally. In this innovative text, an expert group of authors from a range of academia and practice settings highlights the importance of traditional approaches ...
Transformative Learning for Social Work: Learning For and In Practice
Learning and self-development is a continuous process for social workers, and practitioners must keep abreast of new knowledge, guidance and legislation in order to keep growing professionally. In this innovative text, an expert group of authors from a range of academia and practice settings highlights the importance of traditional approaches to learning, such as reflective practice and motivation, and introduces more contemporary methods such as coaching, service user participation and developing digital competence. Strongly practical in its approach, the book enables the reader to engage with the content in bite-size pieces, encouraging them to learn in whatever way works best for them. Features include: * Over 40 reflective tools, exercises and templates that can be used by learners and educators independently or in groups, in the classroom or the workplace * A wealth of case material to illustrate key points * An inspiring collection of first-hand narratives from social workers learning and developing in the field. This is an invaluable resource for educators and a must-read sourcebook for learners - be they students, newly qualified social workers or practitioners wishing to attend to their own professional development.
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Transformative Learning for Social Work: Learning For and In Practice

by Clarence N. Stone, Fiona Harbin
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This book presents a variety of socio-legal perspectives on issues of domestic violence and abuse. Focussing on contemporary research and practice developments in policing, law, statutory and voluntary sectors, the contributors to this volume cover a vast spectrum of initiatives and professional expertise concerned variably with protection, prevention and intervention ...
Domestic Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention
This book presents a variety of socio-legal perspectives on issues of domestic violence and abuse. Focussing on contemporary research and practice developments in policing, law, statutory and voluntary sectors, the contributors to this volume cover a vast spectrum of initiatives and professional expertise concerned variably with protection, prevention and intervention priorities. The challenges of joined up thinking across these perspectives are apparent as the varied definitions, underpinning ideologies, terminologies, the profile of the victim/survivor's voice and identified gaps in service provision appearing in this book illustrate. As a reflection on the current economic climate, some of the perspectives presented necessarily compete rather than complement each other, an issue the volume highlights and addresses. Achieving a broader understanding of these issues and insights into a range of activity in this context is vital for both the practitioner and academic alike, whatever their perspective.
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146.990000 USD

Domestic Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention

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This volume poses a series of key questions about the practice of probation as an integral part of the European criminal justice system. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields of study and together their questions address the legitimacy, and perhaps continued existence, of probation. The book offers ...
Probation: 12 Essential Questions
This volume poses a series of key questions about the practice of probation as an integral part of the European criminal justice system. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields of study and together their questions address the legitimacy, and perhaps continued existence, of probation. The book offers analyses of why people offend and stop offending, and the wide ranging impacts of probation. This includes the impact on offenders' social reintegration, as a form of reparation for victims and communities, on public desire for justice and punishment, and on probationers themselves. The contributors further assess the state of probation and its adaptation to the current state of penality and society, the role of probation officers in pre-sentencing decision-making and the promotion of community sanctions and measures. By providing important recommendations and suggestions for application to practice, the book will be of great interest to academics, students, policy makers and practitioners alike.
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44.35 USD

Probation: 12 Essential Questions

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This volume poses a series of key questions about the practice of probation as an integral part of the European criminal justice system. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields of study and together their questions address the legitimacy, and perhaps continued existence, of probation. The book offers ...
Probation: 12 Essential Questions
This volume poses a series of key questions about the practice of probation as an integral part of the European criminal justice system. The contributors are established experts in their respective fields of study and together their questions address the legitimacy, and perhaps continued existence, of probation. The book offers analyses of why people offend and stop offending, and the wide ranging impacts of probation. This includes the impact on offenders' social reintegration, as a form of reparation for victims and communities, on public desire for justice and punishment, and on probationers themselves. The contributors further assess the state of probation and its adaptation to the current state of penality and society, the role of probation officers in pre-sentencing decision-making and the promotion of community sanctions and measures. By providing important recommendations and suggestions for application to practice, the book will be of great interest to academics, students, policy makers and practitioners alike.
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110.250000 USD

Probation: 12 Essential Questions

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