Responding to the Experiences of Survivors
This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice.
This book is an accessible guide to the essential skills of social work supervision. It covers the development of the supervisorsupervisee relationship, the assessment and management of risk, understanding and managing poor performance, and support for the supervisors themselves.
Innovative Frameworks for Child and Family Social Work Practice
Reclaim Social Work (RSW) is the innovative model of children's social work pioneered by the London Borough of Hackney. This book sets out what RSW is, how it was set up, and the theory and evidence base underlying it. Chapters written by RSW social workers outline the methodological approaches used and demonstrate how it works in practice.
Providing Effective Social Support
This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth.
Hitting the Ground Running
The complete guide to making the transition from student to newly qualified adult or mental health social worker (NQSW). It covers everything you need to know to meet the requirements of NQSW status, and guides you through the challenges and hurdles. Strategies on staying motivated, managing stress and developing support networks are included.
Supporting Women's Transitions from Abuse to Safety
This book examines how women experiencing domestic violence employ strategies of resistance and survival, and how narrative therapy helps them define their identities and resist abuse. It demonstrates how an understanding of this resistance can help practitioners effectively intervene and support these women in transitions from abuse to safety.
Messages from Research
Based on the latest research, this book provides today's practitioners and policymakers with an accessible summary of what we currently know about child protection. It explains the forms of abuse, how common they are and their impact before going on to evaluate effective interventions to combat maltreatment.
A Violence Reduction Programme to Understand Violence, Its Effects, Where It Comes From and How to Prevent It
This 12 session photocopiable programme is designed to help young people aged 10+ to reduce their violent and aggressive behaviour. Grounded in restorative justice principles, it encourages them to take responsibility for their behaviour, helps them recognize the effects of their actions, and teaches them conflict resolution skills.
Turning Research into Practice
This book brings together findings from 10 years of UK research that shed light on different aspects of child and family assessment, examining the evidence for what works in promoting the best outcomes for children. It covers thresholds for assessment and intervention, what information should be collected, and assessments in different contexts.
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