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Social Work in the Shadow of the Law - Simon Rice

Social Work in the Shadow of the Law

By: Simon Rice (Editor), Andrew Day (Editor), Linda Briskman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th June 2018
ISBN: 9781760021610
Number Of Pages: 576

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Eminent social work scholar and practitioner Professor Linda Briskman joins Professors Simon Rice and Andrew Day as editors of this comprehensively updated 5th edition of Social Work in the Shadow of the Law. This book is an essential resource for all those who work in and study human services in Australia, and especially for social workers and social work students. It features:

new chapters on human rights and on research into multidisciplinary practice; new chapter authors; new case studies and references; detailed updates across the wide-ranging coverage of the intersections between social work practice and the law: adoption; bereavement; child sexual abuse; corrections; domestic violence; elder abuse; family law mediation; financial issues; homelessness; human rights; Indigenous Australians; juvenile justice; lesbian, gay and/or transgender people; mental health; the NDIS; out-of-home care; refugees and asylum seekers; social security; social work ethics; record keeping; working with interpreters; being in court; and rules of evidence.

The analysis of law and social work practice is complemented by chapters that reflect on the alignment and tensions between these two disciplines. 23 years since the first edition, Social Work in the Shadow of the Law continues to provide social and human service workers with invaluable insights into the significance and effect of law in their work, enabling them to work effectively for their clients, with lawyers and the legal system.

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List of tables and figures List of abbreviations Preface Acknowledgments Notes on contributors

PART I: REFLECTING ON SOCIAL WORKERS AND LAWYERS 1. Why social work and law? Phillip Swain 2. Towards a reconciliation of legal and social work practice Spencer Zifcak 3. Socialising the law: Multidisciplinary practice with lawyers and social workers Chris Maylea, Nareeda Lewers, Elissa Scott, Penelope Weller and Stan Winford

PART II: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN LEGAL CONTEXTS 4. Looking back – looking forward: Past, current, and future child adoptions in Australia Susan Gair 5. Social work following sudden and unexpected death Dorothy Ford and Anne Giljohann 6. Child sexual abuse: Social-legal intersections of practice Jan Breckenridge and Michael Salter 7. Social work and prisons Eileen Baldry and Mindy Sotiri 8. Domestic violence, social work and the law Susan Heward-Belle 9. Elder abuse and the law David Rose and Ralph Hampson 10. Mediation of disputes in the Australian family law system Dale Bagshaw 11. Social work practice and debt Carolyn Bond and Martin Ryan 12. Australian lesbian, gay and/or transgender people and the law Damien W Riggs, Clemence Due and Clare Bartholomaeus 13. Housing and homelessness Louis Schetzer 14. Extending beyond the legal: Social work and human rights Linda Briskman and Jim Ife 15. Indigenous Australians: Continuity of colonialism in law and social work Terri Libesman and Linda Briskman 16. Mental health law and its implications for social work practice Lisa Brophy, Bill Healy and Chris Maylea 17. Out-of-home care: Prevention and placement strategies Susan Tregeagle 18. The NDIS: A quantum leap towards social rights for people with intellectual disabilities Christine Bigby and Darren O’Donovan 19. Social work with refugees and asylum seekers: An ever-changing partnership with the law Kirstein Fentiman and Justine O’Sullivan 20. Social security and welfare rights: What role for social work? Terry Carney and Christine Bigby 21. Youth justice and social work Wing Hong Chui

PART III: LEGAL ASPECTS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE 22. The ethics of social work practice Donna McAuliffe, Phillip Swain and Andrew Day 23. Record keeping Deb Miles and Andrew Day 24. Social workers, the law and interpreters Uldis Ozolins 25. Courts and tribunals Simon Rice 26. Evidence Simon Rice

Table of cases Table of statutes Index

ISBN: 9781760021610
ISBN-10: 176002161X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 28th June 2018
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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