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Social Work : Contexts and Practice : Third Edition - Marie Connolly

Social Work

Contexts and Practice : Third Edition


Published: 14th May 2013
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Social Work: Contexts and Practice is a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work. Now in its third edition, it continues to speak to both Australia and Aotearoa, addressing common trans-Tasman concerns while at the same time responding to the unique experiences of social work within each country. There is a vibrant interplay of trans-Tasman perspectives and practices while at the same time recognising the relevance of your own national and cultural environment.

The book is divided into three broad sections. Part 1 explores the context of practice and the broad-ranging influences that shape the profession, particularly its vision and development. New to this section is a chapter on 'Spirituality in Social Work', as well as content on working with asylum seekers. Part 2 considers the diverse fields of practice in which social workers find employment, some of which include mental health, disability, older people and child welfare.

New to this section is a chapter on 'Youth Health, Mental Health and Well-being', and 'Social Work in the Context of Climate Change and Disasters'. Part 3 looks at the professional issues in social work practice, such as research, occupational stress, supervision practices and the law.

About the Authors

Marie Connolly, University of Melbourne, Louise Harms, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne Marie Connolly is Professor and Head of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. She has been at Melbourne for two years following a five-year senior executive appointment within the New Zealand government as Chief Social Worker. Prior to this, she was Associate Professor and Head of Department at the University of Canterbury and founding Director of the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre. She has a social work background in statutory child welfare.

Louise Harms is Associate Professor and Deputy Head at the Department of Social Work, the University of Melbourne. She worked as a social worker in direct practice for nine years in hospital and educational settings, before moving into social work teaching and research in 2001. Her research interests are in the areas of trauma, loss and resilience, human development and communication skills, primarily in health settings.



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    1. The Art and Science of Social Work
    2. Social Work Practice Theories and Frameworks
    3. Human Development: People within their Environments
    4. Values and Human Rights
    5. Spirituality in Social Work
    6. Social Work, Poverty and Disadvantage
    7. Family Violence, Gender, and Culture
    8. Sexuality and Social Work
    9. Aboriginal Issues in Context
    10. Making Sense of Indigenous Issues in Aotearoa New Zealand
    11. Pasifika Social Work
    12. Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers
    13. Cross-cultural Practice

    14. Contemporary Issues in Health Social Work
    15. Social Work and Disability
    16. Working with Older People
    17. Mental Health Social Work in Australasia
    18. Perspectives on Drug Use
    19. Early Intervention with Families of Vulnerable Children
    20. Child Welfare Practice
    21. Youth Health, Mental Health and Well-being
    22. Social Work and Youth Justice
    23. Social Work Practice and the Justice System
    24. Social Work in the Context of Climate Change and Disasters

    25. Social Work: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going
    26. Social Work and the Law
    27. Research in Social Work
    28. Social Work Supervision
    29. Field Education Context and Practice
    30. Thriving at Work: Preventing Occupational Stress
    31. Trans-Tasman Reflections

    ISBN: 9780195520187
    ISBN-10: 0195520181
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 512
    Published: 14th May 2013
    Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.9  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.86
    Edition Number: 3
    Edition Type: Revised