The Short Guide to Social Work

Robert Adams

The Short Guide to Social Work
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Robert Adams

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

208 pages | © 2010
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9781847422873 Published April 2010 For sale in North and South America only
This engaging and accessible text offers a concise overview of social work which will appeal to anyone needing a quick introduction to social work as a discipline. It contains essential information for all prospective and new social work students, the theories and policy and practice frameworks as well as current issues facing social work today. Illustrated with many examples from practice, it covers social work with many service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, disabled people and people with mental health problems as well as specialist areas of practice.

Part One: Preparing for social work: Introducing social work
Qualifying programmes in social work
Becoming a social worker
Organisation, legal basis and regulation of social work

Part Two: Practising social work: Social work with children, young people and their families
Social work with adults and health-related services
Social work with older people
Social work with disabled people
Social work with mental health, illness and recovery
Social work with groups and communities

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