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See below for a selection of the latest books from Social work category. Presented with a red border are the Social work books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social work books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work Direct Practice with Vulnerable Populations

The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work Direct Practice with Vulnerable Populations

Author: Christine (University of Maryland, USA) Callahan Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

The Routledge Handbook on Financial Social Work explicates the financial needs, issues, and interventions within populations and theoretical approaches, and it assists clinician practitioners in intervening expertly and comprehensively. This book covers a range of issues in populations seeking services around complex financial needs and struggles, including those in the child welfare system; those with housing issues or facing homelessness; those coping with chronic and acute medical and psychiatric illnesses; those recovering from interpersonal violence; those facing recovery from incarceration; children and families involved in the child welfare system; and much more. In addition, policies will be woven in to inform the work. This book thoroughly explores research and evidence-based interventions around each population, and teaches clinicians to understand and treat financial distress holistically and empathically. This handbook will explain why understanding financial capability in these populations is so critical and how clinicians can step up their practices to meet those needs. Professionals from multiple disciplines ranging from financial therapists to social workers to financial coaches to financial planners will find this handbook eminently useful.

Supervision for Mental Health Care

Supervision for Mental Health Care

Author: Paul Cassedy, Maureen Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2019

Supervision has been a major component of initial training and an important element for professional development in the very wide field of Mental Healthcare. Part of the Foundation of Mental Health Practice series, this new book guides the student through the supervision process and enables them to get the most out of it and improve their practice.

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness

Author: Yvonne (Salem State University, USA) Vissing, Diane Nilan, Christopher Hudson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness offers a comprehensive look at family housing distress related to the homelessness epidemic in the United States. This book explores the causes and consequences of this epidemic and proposes drastic changes in America's historically ill-fated approach to family homelessness. By describing in detail this crisis, the authors enlighten readers to the scope of this issue, describe those impacted by it, and outline ways to shift public policies and public perceptions. The authors interweave scholarly concepts with insights of those who are currently or previously homeless, and, in doing so, shows the importance of academic knowledge influencing policy decisions and the ways in which these influences impact the lives of real persons. This book, then, uses pedagogy, policy and pragmatism to critique the United States' approach to family homelessness.

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness

Author: Yvonne (Salem State University, USA) Vissing, Diane Nilan, Christopher Hudson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness offers a comprehensive look at family housing distress related to the homelessness epidemic in the United States. This book explores the causes and consequences of this epidemic and proposes drastic changes in America's historically ill-fated approach to family homelessness. By describing in detail this crisis, the authors enlighten readers to the scope of this issue, describe those impacted by it, and outline ways to shift public policies and public perceptions. The authors interweave scholarly concepts with insights of those who are currently or previously homeless, and, in doing so, shows the importance of academic knowledge influencing policy decisions and the ways in which these influences impact the lives of real persons. This book, then, uses pedagogy, policy and pragmatism to critique the United States' approach to family homelessness.

Child Abuse and Neglect in Canada A Guide for Mandatory Reporters

Child Abuse and Neglect in Canada A Guide for Mandatory Reporters

In Canada, professionals such as doctors, teachers, and social workers must report child abuse and neglect to Child Protection Services. This is often a difficult decision-professionals may be uncertain if they should report their suspicions and worry about the relationship with the client or patient if they follow through. Child Abuse and Neglect in Canada offers a concise guide to mandatory reporting in provincial and territorial jurisdictions with specific attention to the context and unique realities of Northern Canada. As an introduction to mandatory reporting, the book opens with an exploration of the historical rise of the child welfare system, mandatory reporters' ethical duties around reporting, types of abuse and neglect, risk and protective factors, and the ascendancy of child abuse in an online environment. The text goes on to explore various factors (e.g., legal, clinical, and situational) to assist human service professionals with their decision-making, examine the reporting process, and offer relationship-repair strategies (e.g., reporting, affecting regulation, and advocating). It culminates in a comprehensive, empirically based conceptual framework to help readers maintain relationships with their clients. Predicated on the author's dissertation research, this book offers human service professionals a comprehensive framework for fulfilling professional, fiduciary obligations while providing educators with accessible teaching tools to further their pupils' understanding of the subject.

International Social Work and Forced Migration Developments in African, Arab and European Countries

International Social Work and Forced Migration Developments in African, Arab and European Countries

Author: Katharina Heilmann Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

The book focuses on the development of social work as a profession in different refugee related countries of origin, transit and destination as well as country specific responses to ever increasing migration flows. The book aims to facilitate an international debate on the issue of international social work by analyzing the current state, presenting a comparative country study on social work in contexts of flight and refuge as well as relating academic discourses and perspectives to field practice. An ever more globalizing world creates new spaces of transnationalism and mobility in manifold dimensions. It causes paradigm shifts in various aspects including science. At the same time 65.6 million human beings are forcibly displaced worldwide. Social work, claiming to be a human rights profession promoting social change and development, would be expected to be in the front line when it comes to not only engage people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing in practice but also to research the field and to develop underlying theories. Unfortunately, this is not the case, so far. Looking at literature and curricula, one is surprised by the all too often only superficial covering if not even by the vacuum left. It is the intention of this book: to prove flight and migration to be an original dimension of international social work to initiate and promote a well-founded, truly global, academic social work discussion on flight and migration to integrate the paradigm shifts into reference disciplines to bridge the gaps between the discourses in countries of origin, of transit and of destination. Authors from Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Lebanon, Nigeria, Spain, Turkey, Uganda and the United States of America contribute to the book.

Social Work Practice A Competency-Based Approach

Social Work Practice A Competency-Based Approach

Author: John Poulin, Selina Matis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

This primary social work practice text, built around the nine core 2015 CSWE competencies, is the only book available that provides students with the benefits of a fully integrated competency-based approach. Social Work Practice: A Competency-Based Approach immediately immerses students in the competencies required for social work practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Designed for use in both upper level BSW and foundation level MSW social work practice courses, the book is uniquely structured to deliver the knowledge and skills students need to develop mastery of the professional social work competencies.Chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the theories, concepts, and practice components related to each competency. Engaging vignettes, chapter objectives that outline key concepts, abundant case examples, critical-thinking questions, and a detailed case summary with discussion questions in each chapter, help students deepen their understanding of practical applications of the nine core competencies. Each chapter uses the same case to perfectly illustrate the complexity of social work practice and the interconnections among the professional competencies. A robust instructor package includes PowerPoints, competency-based class assignments with grading rubrics, and sample syllabi. The print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book. Key Features: Uniquely organized with a fully integrated competency-based approach Devotes one or more chapters to each of the nine CSWE professional competencies Delivers abundant case studies that facilitate in-depth understanding and integration of competencies Provides case vignettes, critical thinking and discussion questions, and chapter summaries Includes instructor resources such as PowerPoints, group discussion questions, and competency-based written assignments with grading rubrics Offers sample syllabi for one- and two-semester courses and a seven-week online course

Social Work and Society Political and Ideological Perspectives

Social Work and Society Political and Ideological Perspectives

Author: Sarah Pollock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2019

It is essential that social work students understand the lasting impact political decision making can have on service users, yet little guidance exists on this subject. This valuable book provides a comprehensive introduction to politics in social work, unifying the themes of political ideology and social construction across several areas of social work practice, including emerging areas of practice. Including helpful key points to guide reading at the beginning of each chapter, as well as exercises for seminars and further reading recommendations, this text will be an invaluable resource to all students in social work.

The Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook Phenomenological Perspectives

The Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook Phenomenological Perspectives

Author: Miriam Jaffe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

This inspiring text offers a collection of case studies from expert clinical social workers who work closely with survivors of LGBTQ-related sexual trauma. The book covers a wide range of topics, such as gender and sexual minority asylum seekers, the embodiment of queer identity, the role of religion, regionality in the LGBTQ experience, and effective use of gay affirmative therapy. Each chapter is framed by key questions that encourage students and mental health practitioners to `think through' the specific needs and challenges of LGBTQ individuals who have experienced sexual trauma. Additional resources include an example of effective supervision and an example of a case conceptualization. Drawing on the importance of narrative social work and the record of experience it provides, The Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook is an essential text for students and clinical social workers working with LGBTQ survivors of sexual trauma.

The Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook Phenomenological Perspectives

The Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook Phenomenological Perspectives

Author: Miriam Jaffe Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

This inspiring text offers a collection of case studies from expert clinical social workers who work closely with survivors of LGBTQ-related sexual trauma. The book covers a wide range of topics, such as gender and sexual minority asylum seekers, the embodiment of queer identity, the role of religion, regionality in the LGBTQ experience, and effective use of gay affirmative therapy. Each chapter is framed by key questions that encourage students and mental health practitioners to `think through' the specific needs and challenges of LGBTQ individuals who have experienced sexual trauma. Additional resources include an example of effective supervision and an example of a case conceptualization. Drawing on the importance of narrative social work and the record of experience it provides, The Social Work and LGBTQ Sexual Trauma Casebook is an essential text for students and clinical social workers working with LGBTQ survivors of sexual trauma.

The Care Act 2014 Wellbeing in Practice

The Care Act 2014 Wellbeing in Practice

Author: Suzy Braye Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Exploring exactly how the provisions and principles of the Act are implemented in practice, The Care Act 2014 brings together the work of experts across the fields of social work, social policy and care, law, mental health, mental capacity and safeguarding. Case studies developed through the chapters will help you to understand how the Act relates to social work practice, alongside evidence from research, case law and service user and carer testimonies. Mapped closely to both the social work curriculum, and the post-qualifying standards, the book will support social work students in developing good practice through learning, and will further critical reflection of this crucial piece of legislation for practitioners pursuing their continuing professional development.

The Care Act 2014 Wellbeing in Practice

The Care Act 2014 Wellbeing in Practice

Author: Suzy Braye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2019

Exploring exactly how the provisions and principles of the Act are implemented in practice, The Care Act 2014 brings together the work of experts across the fields of social work, social policy and care, law, mental health, mental capacity and safeguarding. Case studies developed through the chapters will help you to understand how the Act relates to social work practice, alongside evidence from research, case law and service user and carer testimonies. Mapped closely to both the social work curriculum, and the post-qualifying standards, the book will support social work students in developing good practice through learning, and will further critical reflection of this crucial piece of legislation for practitioners pursuing their continuing professional development.