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Social Work And Mental Health

Author : Malcolm Golightley
ISBN : 9781473904972
Genre : Social Science
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While mental health is a core subject on the social work curriculum, many students find the breadth of the subject difficult to grasp. There is much to understand from law, policy and legislation, to ethical and value-based considerations. This book is written as an introduction to the complex issues around mental health. Law and policy are outlined whilst the author gives space to ethical considerations when working alongside the most vulnerable in society. There are clear links between policy, legislation and social work practice and learning features mean students can begin to think critically about a variety of mental health issues. Key updates: A new chapter on the Mental Capacity Act More material on the Personalisation Agenda More material on working with dementia This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.

Mental Health And Mental Capacity Law For Social Workers

Author : Simon Godefroy
ISBN : 9781473934122
Genre : Social Science
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Many social work students find the study of mental health legislation a complex and at times challenging process. Acts of law can seem irrelevant and far-removed from everyday practice and the person-centred approach that many social workers take. This book introduces students to the fundamental principles of mental health law and how they can be applied to everyday practice. There are clear introductions to key Acts such as the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act as well as the relevant Codes of Practice. These introductions, applied to social work case examples from practice, make this book a perfect key text for the social work law module. Students will see that mental health law doesn't exist in a vacuum and instead develops and evolves through constant interaction with the fundamental principles of sound social work practice.

What Is Social Work

Author : Nigel Horner
ISBN : 9780857256744
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 67. 26 MB
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It is essential that social work students have a clear grasp of the history and the evolutions of social work practice. Now in its fourth edition, Horner's classic introductory text looks at how issues such as the Personalisation Agenda, the work of the Reform Board, and how the notion of a Big Society and the recent contractions in government spending have impacted on practice and education.

Working With Aggression And Resistance In Social Work

Author : Brian Taylor
ISBN : 0857254308
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90. 93 MB
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Social workers have roles that require them to engage with clients and families who may be 'reluctant clients', ambivalent or resistant towards those seeking to help and protect. This includes safeguarding roles in relation to children and vulnerable adults, and work to engage with marginalised groups such as young offenders and those with mental health and substance misuse problems. The text addresses issues in relation to the main client groups, and specific chapters take an overview of issues such as understanding and defusing aggressive behavior and keeping yourself safe from assault.

Using The Law In Social Work

Author : Robert Johns
ISBN : 9781526412492
Genre : Social Science
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An essential book to help social work students gain this foothold in understanding law as it applies to social work practice.

Social Work And Disadvantage

Author : Peter Burke
ISBN : 9781843103646
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 83. 26 MB
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Providing key messages for practice, they outline a range of protection measures against "disability by association" to reduce the risk of stigma and victimisation.

Social Work Intervention

Author : Trevor Lindsay
ISBN : 9781446281338
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68. 75 MB
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Since launching in 2003, Transforming Social Work Practice has become the market-leading series for social work students. These books use activities and case studies to build critical thinking and reflection skills and will help social work students to develop good practice through learning. Social workers need to have a sound working knowledge of intervention as they are often balancing complex and sometime stressful circumstances with the individual needs of the service users. Also, as there are a wide range of social work interventions in current practice, students will benefit from knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each model and approach. This book on effective social work intervention will help students apply and integrate this knowledge in practice, to critically evaluate different methods and to choose the most effective in any particular set of circumstances. Fully-revised to include new material on value-based practice and direct links to the new Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work, this second edition is essential reading for all social work students.

Transforming Social Work Practice

Author : Jan Fook
ISBN : 9781136849336
Genre : Social Science
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Transforming Social Work Practice shows that postmodern theory offers new strategies for social workers concerned with political action and social justice. It explores ways of developing practice frameworks, paradigms and principles which take advantage of the perspectives offered by postmodern theory without totally abandoning the values of modernity and the Enlightenment project of human emancipation. Case studies demonstrate how these perspectives can be applied to practice.

Understanding And Using Theory In Social Work

Author : Juliette Oko
ISBN : 9781844454488
Genre : Social Science
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Understanding how theory informs social work practice is an area that students can often find difficult to grasp. Written in an accessible style, this book introduces theory as a framework that social workers can draw upon to inform their decision-making process. Using the key skills of critical thinking and reflection, this text encourages the reader to think about the formal and informal knowledge sources they can draw upon to guide their practice.

Reflective Reader Social Work And Mental Health

Author : John Archambeault
ISBN : 184445147X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 82. 38 MB
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Social work practice involves working with and supporting people with mental health problems in many settings and across the life span. Growing as a reflective and informed practitioner is central to one’s development as a student social worker and as a registered social worker. With a focus on legislation, policy and practice, this book draws on excerpts from seminal writing, journal articles, policy papers, government initiatives, statistics and user perspectives and invites readers to deepen their appreciation and understanding of social work practice in the mental health context.

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