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Social Work and Dementia

Social Work and Dementia

Good Practice and Care Management

Margaret Anne Tibbs

A practical resource written specifically for social care professionals working with people with dementia and their families, this book gives guidance on person-centred good practice throughout the care process from the initial diagnosis, through day care, respite care, long-term care, and death and attachment. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-904-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keyword: dementia

Social Work and Disadvantage

Social Work and Disadvantage

Addressing the Roots of Stigma through Association

Edited by Peter Burke and Jonathan Parker

Social Work and Disadvantage explains the impact of stigmatization on siblings, families and workers in the caring professions and its consequences for the people it affects and for society as a whole. Contributors provide evidence from research and professional practice on transferability of health and social problems. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-364-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, families, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Edited by David Smith

Evidence-based practice - what it might mean, how it can be achieved, whether it should be aspired to - is the subject of much debate and argument in social work. The authors demonstrate why evidence-based practice is important, but also why it is important to think clearly and carefully about its implications for the social work profession. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-156-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Social Work Education and Training

Social Work Education and Training

Edited by Joyce Lishman

This volume provides an overview of social work education, including the background and current context. It covers the key debates surrounding social work education, such as the evaluation of Social Work Education, the use of IT, research mindedness, and the effectiveness of interdisciplinary education. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-076-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: education, educational training, probation, social care, social work, supervision

Social Work in the British Isles

Social Work in the British Isles

Edited by Malcolm Payne and Steven M. Shardlow

This ground-breaking book provides invaluable insight into the diverse nature of social work practice within the British Isles. The contributors explore key differences in social work's role and character, and the legal systems and organisational structures in which it operates in the different regions. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-833-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: social policy, social stories, social work

Social Work Management and Practice

Systems Principles
2nd edition

Andy Bilson and Sue Ross

The second edition of this key text renews its challenge to the established social work culture of managerialism and effectiveness, arguing that existing social work provision can fail the people it aims to support and protect. The authors apply the latest systems principles to the practice and management of social work. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-388-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work

Social Work Reclaimed

Social Work Reclaimed

Innovative Frameworks for Child and Family Social Work Practice

Edited by Steve Goodman and Isabelle Trowler

Reclaim Social Work (RSW) is the innovative model of children's social work pioneered by the London Borough of Hackney. This book sets out what RSW is, how it was set up, and the theory and evidence base underlying it. Chapters written by RSW social workers outline the methodological approaches used and demonstrate how it works in practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-202-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, families, joint working, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Social Work Theories in Action

Social Work Theories in Action

Edited by Mary Nash, Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue

This wide-ranging collection of essays offers valuable insights into the cultural issues involved in the practical application of social work theories. Leading contributors explore the challenges faced by indigenous populations and ethnic minority groups, and offer valuable guidance on cross-cultural work. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-249-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Social Work Under Pressure

Social Work Under Pressure

How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace

Kate van Heugten

This accessible book demonstrates how managers and practitioners can overcome workplace distress, fatigue and burnout by understanding the causes and implementing practical strategies. The book is full of techniques and tips that will be invaluable to all social work managers and practitioners seeking to beat workplace stress overload and burnout. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-116-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: careers, employment, mental health, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

Social Work with Children and Families

Social Work with Children and Families

Getting into Practice
3rd edition

Ian Butler and Caroline Hickman

This key text covers the knowledge and skills that social workers need to get into practice with children and families. The book covers core components of child and family work such as building effective relationships, assessment, child protection practice and working with the law. It also features case studies, questions and exercises throughout. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-598-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, families, social care, social work

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice

Edited by Debra Hayes and Beth Humphries

The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-194-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social care, social work, social work law

Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

Edited by Michael Oliver

This book redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision. more »

1994, Paperback: £25.00/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-178-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: disability, social work

The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Steven Walker

The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health provides a comprehensive guide to working with children and young people who are experiencing mental health problems, and equips the reader with the knowledge and skills to provide the best service to these vulnerable young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-122-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, attachment, autism, bipolar disorder, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, depression, drugs, early intervention, ethnicity, families, joint working, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self harm, social care, social policy, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, trauma

Coming soon! The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

2nd edition

Lynn Davis

This is the only book social workers need to make sense of the key elements of children's and family law. Now in a fully updated second edition, it reflects recent changes including the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidelines for inter-agency working, Children and Families Act 2013 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-440-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law

Social Workers, the Community and Social Interaction

Intervention and the Sociology of Welfare

John Offer

Social workers are called upon to perform their varied tasks in a wide range of social settings, often involving intensely intimate contact with, and intervention in, a person's private moral and social world. This book demonstrates the practical relevance of recent sociological research for good social work practice. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-731-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: community care, social care, social policy, social skills, social work

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