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Social Work : Contexts and Practice - Marie Connolly

Paperback Published: 16th October 2017
ISBN: 9780190308728
Number Of Pages: 335

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Social Work: Contexts and Practice is a practical introduction to contemporary issues in social work, providing the context of practice and the broad influences shaping the vision and development of the social work profession. It demonstrates how knowledge contributes to flexible social work responses and identifies the ways in which research findings, theoretical insights and practice wisdom can be integrated within dynamic practice frameworks.

The fourth edition brings together a team of expert authors to guide students through the unique experiences of social work across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores how the enduring commitment to social justice and the protection of human rights shapes social work perspectives and practices.

ForewordTable of ContentsList of FiguresList of TablesContributorsPrefaceAcknowledgementsPART 1: SOCIAL WORK AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES1. The Art and Science of Social Work Louise Harms and Jane Maidment2. Social Work Practice Theories and Frameworks Marie Connolly and Karen Healy3. Social Justice and Critical Reflection Sharlene Nipperess4. Social Work, Poverty and Disadvantage Michael O’Brien5. Revisiting Cross-cultural Practice Charlotte WilliamsPART 2: FIELDS OF PRACTICE6. Working with Domestic and Family Violence Cathy Humphreys and Kristin Diemer7. Aboriginal Issues and Practice Stephanie Gilbert8. Making Sense of Indigenous Issues in Aotearoa New Zealand Leland A. Ruwhiu9. Pasifika Social Work Yvonne Crichton-Hill10. Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers Jay Marlowe and Linda Briskman11. Working in Health Social Work Liz Beddoe and Rosalie Pockett12. Social Work and Disability Lorna Hallahan13. Working with Older People Jane Maidment and Ralph Hampson14. Supporting Well-being in Mental Health Practice Lynne Briggs and Carole Adamson15. Working in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field David Rose and Janet Farrow16. Working in Child and Family Welfare Emily Keddell and Ilan Katz17. Social Work and the Justice System Annabel Taylor and Andrew Frost18. Psychosocial Responses to Disaster Louise Harms and Margaret Alston19. Trans-Tasman Reflections Louise Harms, Marie Connolly and Jane Maidment Concluding ThoughtsGlossaryBibliographyIndex

ISBN: 9780190308728
ISBN-10: 0190308729
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 335
Published: 16th October 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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