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Social Work : Fields of Practice - Margaret Alston

Paperback Published: 15th June 2018
ISBN: 9780190309879
Number Of Pages: 398

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An expert guide to Social Work Fields of Practice.Social Work: Fields of Practice, third edition, takes the form of a conversation with students by experts in the field. The chapters gradually unfold to cover many of the fields of practice a social worker is likely to encounter while working in the field. Short, concise chapters allow students and lecturers a flexible approach to learning and teaching as they move through the book in an order that suits them. The book begins by examining groups social workers may work with across the various fields and then explains the fields of practice by drawing on the experience and practice wisdom of each chapter author. It covers the eight core fields of practice mandatory for students to achieve accreditation, before addressing additional new and emerging fields in social work. Social Work: Fields of Practice provides an excellent grounding for social work students and ensures that they are well prepared for work in the social work field.KEY FEATURESA high profile team of three lead authors and 25 contributors - all specialists in their field with a wealth of experienceCovers the eight core fields of practice mandatory for students to achieve accreditation into the social work profession (as determined by AASW)Addresses a wide range of fields of practice including the social work priority areas of Cultural Diversity, Indigenous Australians, Child Protection and Mental HealthChapter objectives appear at the start of every chapter, outlining the key themes discussed in the chapterKey terms appear at the start of each chapter and research boxes explain the field of practice through data and research detailsCase studies provide either clinical or real-world examples engaging students in day-to-day practiceReview questions and further reading suggestions are at the end of each chapter.

CONTENTSContext of Contemporary Social Work PracticeMargaret Alston, Samone McCurdy and Jennifer McKinnon PART I: WORKING WITH PARTICULAR GROUPS AND COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST1. Working with Women: A gendered analysis of social work practiceMargaret Alston2. Social Work with LGBTI ClientsMark Hughes3. Social Work and People with DisabilitiesWendy Bowles and Marie Sheahan4. Social Work and Indigenous AustraliansBindi Bennett and Sue Green5. Social Work Practice with Ethnically and Culturally Diverse ClientsLinda Briskman6. Working with Young PeopleKaren Healy7. Working With Older People (Gerontological Social Work)Mark Hughes and Karen Heycox PART II: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE SETTINGS8. Social Work in Healthcare SettingsFiona McDermott and Glenda Bawden9. Social Work in Educational SettingsLouise Oliario10. Social Work Practice in Mental Health SettingsRosemary Sheehan and Melissa Petrakis11. Social Work in the Field of Income Maintenance and EmploymentPhilip Mendes and Desley Hargreaves12. Social Work in Child Protection SettingsClaire Tilbury13. Criminal Justice: Extending the Social Work FocusChris Trotter14. Social Work in the Domestic Violence SectorDonna Chung  PART III: NICHE SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE FIELDS15. Social Work in Rural and Remote AustraliaSarah Wendt16. Palliative CareCarol Quayle17. International Social WorkSamone McCurdy PART IV: EMERGING TRENDS AND ISSUES IN SOCIAL WORK18. Social Work, Sustainability and the EnvironmentHeather Boetto and Jennifer McKinnon19. Social Work in Post-disaster SitesTricia Hazeleger, Margaret Alston and Desley Hargreaves20. Understanding Trauma and ResilienceLouise Harms21. The Changing Face of Social Work in ChinaZhaoen Pan (Penny) and Kerri Whittenbury

ISBN: 9780190309879
ISBN-10: 0190309873
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 398
Published: 15th June 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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