Social Work

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Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness. The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse.

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Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Foreword by Al Aynsley-Green; Edited by Wendy Rose and Harriet Ward
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Examining the assessment of need in children's services this book addresses the full spectrum of practice, policy and research developments in the field. The contributors show how needs assessment in children's services can be used to tackle problems such as low achievement, and social exclusion at both individual and strategic levels.

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Settlements, Social Change and Community Action

Good Neighbours

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Reflecting the current emphasis in social policy on the ideas of community and active citizenship, the contributors to this book develop the basic settlement concepts of strong communities and links across groups, and apply them to current policy developments in community responsibility, the role of voluntary work and the future of social care.

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Care Services for Later Life

Transformations and Critiques

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Social and demographic changes have led to traditional areas of welfare being transformed. The contributors to this book take a critical look at the current situation and assess the implications for future practice. They debate the assumptions and values underlying established welfare programmes and consider the case for change.

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Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism

An Insider's View

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

To many of the people the processes by which those with autism make sense of the world around them may seem mysterious. In this book Lawson demonstrates these processes using comparisons from the non-ASD world to help professionals, families and carers to relate to and communicate with people with ASD better.

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Groupwork in Social Care

Planning and Setting Up Groups

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Julie Phillips argues that preparation is the most important element in running successful groups, and explores the issues that practitioners should address. She demonstrates how to prepare effectively, drawing on eight extended case studies with a variety of groups ranging from a positive parenting group to an anger management group.

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Children's Homes and School Exclusion

Redefining the Problem

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

this book highlights the significance of school exclusion as a pivotal process that has long-term negative effects not just on the individuals themselves but also for society as a whole. Drawing on individual accounts, the author demonstrates how aspects of the care system contribute to looked-after children being out of school.

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Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The right of minority groups to define their culture and identity in their own terms is the central theme of this book. O'Hagan argues that a comprehensive definition of culture, and an awareness of all the issues involved, may enable practitioners to fulfil their statutory obligations more effectively.

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Thinking About Institutions

Milieux and Madness

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this book R.D. Hinshelwood discusses the interplay between the internal world of individuals and the external world, and how they have arisen from a psychoanalytic understanding of the human unconscious. Documenting how a therapeutic community functions, this text contributes to understanding how people can be influenced by their social setting.

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Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Better Days

Edited by Chris Clark
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision, the contributors to this book explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Professionals in all sectors of social care will find it an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service.

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