Social Work

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Advocacy, Counselling and Mediation in Casework

Processes of Empowerment

Edited by Yvonne Craig
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is the first study to compare advocacy, counselling and mediation as social processes of empowerment. It focuses on the user/worker partnership in care-giving services, and on the increasing imperative for cooperation between disciplines.

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Observation and its Application to Social Work

Rather Like Breathing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Karen Tanner and Pat Le Riche have brought together a range of contributions from practitioners and social work academics in order to discuss the application of ideas about observation to social work education and practice. The authors focus on how observation can be used to counteract oppressive and dehumanising practices.

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Social Care and Housing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Drawing out the implications for policy and practice from the latest research in housing and social work, this volume illustrates the lack of communication between practitioners that is hindering service provision, and provides suggestions for improving current practice.

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Observation and its Application to Social Work

Rather Like Breathing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Karen Tanner and Pat Le Riche have brought together a range of contributions from practitioners and social work academics in order to discuss the application of ideas about observation to social work education and practice. The authors focus on how observation can be used to counteract oppressive and dehumanising practices.

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Practice Teaching - Changing Social Work

Edited by Hilary Lawson
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this authoritative book, practitioners and academics discuss and explore the complex issues that arise in practice teaching. The challenges related to the organisational context of social work, the role of the practice teacher as the pivot between theory and practice and the need to ensure the development of a sound value base are all explored.

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Growing Up with Disability

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Growing Up with Disability encompasses a wide range of perspectives on childhood impairment and its social implications. The book adopts a child-centred approach, stressing the importance of communicating with disabled children, and includes interviews and pieces of their own writing. The book explores how such children can best be protected.

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Managing Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Social workers involved in child sexual abuse work have key powers and duties in civil law to protect children. Written for professionals, this book examines the complex nature of such cases, and explores the problems encountered by local authority social workers who are required to intervene in families to protect children.

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Mental Health and Social Work

Edited by Marion Ulas and Anne Connor
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Examining the theory and practice of work with people with mental health problems, this volume considers the current state of policy and organisation and the changes that have taken place over the last decade in the field. The book charts the move away from separate, specialist services, and the resultant impact on service provision.

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At the Double

Supporting families with two or more severely disabled children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

This revealing book is based on the findings of a qualitative study of 24 families in which parents cared for two or more severely disabled children - important reading for those working with families and disability.

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Pregnancy and Parenthood

The views and experiences of young people in public care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

Presents the experiences of pregnant young women in public care and examines how they were prepared and supported once became a parent

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