Social Work

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The Social Construction of Dementia

Confused Professionals?

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this study the social construction of dementia is examined closely for the first time. Nancy Harding and Colin Palfrey show how Western society sees dementia as a disease, rather than a natural part of the ageing process. They take issue with the constructed view of the body as a machine, whose parts 'break down' and need replacement.

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An A-Z of Community Care Law

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written to meet the need for concise explanation of the key legal issues in community care, this comprehensive A to Z gives the reader immediate access to the definitions they are seeking, and is the first book to summarise systematically many of the recent legal cases.

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Children's Homes Revisited

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this book, based on a three-year national research study, the authors examine the changes in structure and use of residential child care services over the last ten years. They make a comprehensive analysis of the quality of care available and recommendations for policy, practice, and the future management of children's homes.

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Good Practice in Counselling People Who Have Been Abused

Edited by Zetta Bear
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Incorporating the voices of professionals counselling survivors of abuse, and those of the survivors themselves, this book provides the reader with a theoretical understanding of people who have endured abuse, as well as practical approaches to counselling them. The effects of different types of abuse and abusive environments are explored.

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Young People Leaving Care

Life After the Children Act 1989

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book contains extensive practice information, original research material and policy findings about young people leaving public care and the work of leaving care projects. Each chapter contains good practice and policy examples, and the book concludes with a critical analysis of key practice, policy, and theoretical issues.

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Maintaining Children in School

The contribution of social services departments

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

This book explores what elected members, social services and education departments can do to help children stay in school

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The Working of Social Work

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Those who practise, manage and pay for social work have increasingly to provide evidence of its quality and effectiveness. This book presents recent research of direct relevance to key issues in social work policy and practice and promotes the understanding and use of research methods appropriate for both academic, and practitioner based research.

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The Working of Social Work

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Those who practise, manage and pay for social work have increasingly to provide evidence of its quality and effectiveness. This book presents recent research of direct relevance to key issues in social work policy and practice and promotes the understanding and use of research methods appropriate for both academic, and practitioner based research.

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Negotiation for Health and Social Service Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

For professionals in health, social care and children's services, an ability to negotiate successfully is vital. Keith Fletcher explains how to prepare for and deal with negotiation situations more confidently so that settlements can be reached which satisfy all parties.

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Working with Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A complete guide to working with carers, this volume provides a general overview of all the issues involved. General theories of assessment, groupwork, stress management and problem-solving are applied to working with carers, and suggestions for good practice are underpinned with references to relevant research, and policy documents.

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