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Introducing Social Work Jonathan Parker

Introducing Social Work By Jonathan Parker

Introducing Social Work by Jonathan Parker

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A practical and complete introduction to contemporary social work written by subject experts, including best-selling Transforming Social Work Practice authors.

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Introducing Social Work by Jonathan Parker

This practical guide will help students navigate through all core areas of their course by providing them with a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social work. Written by subject experts, including best-selling Transforming Social Work Practice authors, this essential guide will introduce students to key theory and approaches, helping them to develop and build the skills and knowledge that they will need for practice.

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An effective introduction to social work, with a clear three-part structure and interactive chapters within it. All chapters contain interesting activities, case studies, reflections on the research and suggested further reading lists which allow the reader to deepen their understanding of individual topics. However, its biggest asset lies in the collaboration of so many professionals whose extensive knowledge, experience and interesting perspectives make this book an excellent starting point in the social work education. -- Natalia Phillips & Yohai Hakak * Social Work Education: The International Journal *

About Jonathan Parker

Dr. Jonathan Parker is Professor of Society and Social Welfare and Director of the Centre for Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy at Bournemouth University. He is Visiting Professor at the Tasik Chini Research Centre Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. He was one of the founders and director of the Family Assessment and Support Unit, a placement agency attached to the University of Hull, and Head of Department of Social Work. He was Chair of the Association of Teachers in Social Work Education until 2005, Vice Chair of the UK higher education representative body, the Joint University Council for Social Work Education from 2005- 2010, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Joint University Council, and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Jonathan has published widely on disadvantage, marginalization and violence, Southeast Asia, religion, social work education, and theory for practice. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning; joint editor-in-chief of Social Policy & Social Work in Transition, and series editor of the highly successful SAGE series, Transforming Social Work Practice.

Table of Contents

Part I: Social Work Theory and Methods Chapter 1: The history and context of contemporary social work (including global social work) - Jo Finch & Jonathan Parker Chapter 2: Social work values and ethics - Steven Shardlow Chapter 3: Theories and methods of social work practice - Barbra Teater Chapter 4: Social work and the law - Robert Johns Chapter 5: Human growth and development in social work - Janet Walker Chapter 6: The social work process: assessment, planning, intervention and review - Jonathan Parker Part II: Social Work Skills Chapter 7: Anti-oppressive practice skills - Prospera Tedam Chapter 8: Writing skills for social workers - Lucy Rai Chapter 9: Critical thinking and reflective practice - Jo Rawles Chapter 10: Communication and interpersonal skills - Juliet Koprowska Chapter 11: Courtroom skills for social workers - Allan Norman Chapter 12: Group work skills - Timothy B. Kelly Chapter 13: Leadership and management skills in social work - Trish Hafford-Letchfield Chapter 14: Using research in social work - Brian J. Taylor Chapter 15: Looking after yourself as a social worker - Jo Finch Chapter 16: Creative skills for social workers - Jonathan Parker Part III: Social Work Interventions in Practice Chapter 17: Social work and safeguarding children - Nancy Kelly Chapter 18: Social work with children and young people in need - Melanie Watts & Nick Frost Chapter 19: Working with unaccompanied refugee minors - Deborah Hadwin, Helen Guizani & Gurnam Singh Chapter 20: Social work and youth justice - Roger Smith & Sean Creaney Chapter 21: Social work and mental health (children, young people and adults) - Toby Brandon, Carole Southall & Steve O'Driscoll Chapter 22: Social work with disabled children, young people and adults - Sally Lee Chapter 23: Social work and learning disability/difficulties (children, young people and adults) - Emma Evans & Sally Lee Chapter 24: Social work practice: fostering and adoption - Lucille Allain & Siobhan O'Farrell-Pearce Chapter 25: Social work with refugees and asylum seekers - Kim Robinson Chapter 26: Social work and substance use - Orlanda Harvery Chapter 27: Social work with older people - Ann Anka Chapter 28: Social work at the end of life: death, dying, bereavement and loss - Sue Taplin Chapter 29: Working with communities - Keith Popple

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