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Critical Practice in Social Work



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This social work text is conceived as a complementary volume to "Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates", although it is usable as a stand-alone introduction in its own right. Focusing on social work values, on areas of particular practice (ranging across work with children, families and vulnerable adults) and on management issues relevant to all social workers whether they are managers or not, it offers an overview both of the practicalities of social work and the principles underpinning practice.

Table of Contents

Introduction; R.Adams, L.Dominelli & M.Payne - On Being Critical in Social Work; M. Payne, R. Adams & L. Dominelli - PART 1: VALUES INTO CRITICAL PRACTICE - Values in Social Work: Contested Entities with Enduring Qualities; L.Dominelli - Professional Values and Accountabilities; S.Banks - Identities, Individual Rights and Social Justice; C.Clark - Evaluating Practice; N.Frost - Intervention and Empowerment; J.Dalrymple and B.Burke - Persistent Oppressions: the Example of Domestic Violence; A.Mullender - 'Glassed In': Problematising Women's Reproductive Rights under the New Reproductive Technologies; L.Dominelli - PART 2: DEVELOPING CRITICAL PRACTICE - Developing Critical Practice in Social Work; R.Adams - Child Protection; J.Pinkerton - Fostering and Adoption: H.Cosis-Brown - Looked After Children; C.Wattam, S.Hicks & F.Young - Family-based Work; K.Morris - Youth Offending and Criminal Justice; K.Haines - Community Work; K.Popple - Care Management; M.Lloyd - Mental Health; D.Bailey - Physical Disability; B.Sapey - Learning Disability; T.Stainton - Older People; M.Ray & J.Phillips - Dying and Bereavement; C.Currer - PART 3: MANAGING AND ORGANISING PRACTICE - Management; M.Payne - Managing the Workload; J.Orme - Supervising and Being Supervised; J.Phillipson - Co-ordination and Teamwork; M.Payne - Assessment and Planning; J.Milner and P.O'Byrne - Managing Risk and Decision-Making; T.O'Sullivan - Managing Finances; J.Manthorpe and G.Bradley - Quality Assurance; R.Adams - Reorganising Agencies; D.Peryer - Concluding Comments: Facilitating Critical Practice; R.Adams, L.Dominelli & M.Payne - Bibliography - Author Index - Subject Index

Author Biography

ROBERT ADAMS is Professor of Human Services Development, attached to the Policy Research Centre, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Hull, and Visiting Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Work and Empowerment and Quality Social Work. - LENA DOMINELLI is Professor of Social and Community Development at Southampton University and President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work. She has worked as a social worker, probation officer and community worker and has written 14 books, including Anti-Racist Social Work (second edition) and Sociology for Social Work. - MALCOLM PAYNE is Professor of Applied Community Studies, Head of the Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, having previously worked in probation, social services and the national and local voluntary sector. He is the author of the best-selling Modern Social Work Theory (second edition) and his most recent book is Teamwork in Multiprofessional Care.
Release date NZ
April 11th, 2002
Edited by Lena Dominelli Edited by Malcolm Payne Edited by Robert Adams
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
bibliog , indexes
Palgrave Macmillan
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