Core Social Work Theory, Values and Practice
192 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Feb 2012
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Core Social Work Theory, Values and Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
It is important for practising and trainee social workers to have an full understanding of the work they do - its role, its core functions and the values at the heart of the profession.This book is an introduction to 'the essentials' of social work. Written from an international perspective, the author details the values, ethics and knowledge base which unite social workers around the world. He covers professional standards, social work education and training, the place of social work within society and outlines a vision of the future of social work: where it is now, and what needs to be done to protect its identity.This introductory guide to core social work values and practice will be required reading for social work professionals and students.
'The combination of the familiar and less familiar in an international context makes this a 'must' for inclusion on any core social work reading list. Willem Blok's readable and accessible style will appeal to student's seeking to understand complex theoretical ideas. Most importantly the reader will come away equipped to enter the critical debate on the current state of social work and its future direction.'-- Martin Sheedy, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Willem Blok is senior lecturer of social work studies at the NHL University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. He is a qualified social worker and sociologist and has lectured and worked around the world.
Foreword by Stephen Webb, University of Newcastle, Australia. Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. Social Work. 2. Surviving: Needs and Social Conditions. 3. Development and Change. 4. Help and Support. 5. Position and Functions of Social Work in Society. 6. Perspectives. References. Index.
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