An A-Z of Social Work Skills

Author: Michaela Rogers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529757613

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 866

Puzzled by terminology, skills, law, or theory? Revising for your placement or exam? Then look no further! This series of concise and easy-to-use A-Zs will be your guide. Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this book will introduce you to over 60 key skills in a concise and no-nonsense way. You can test your knowledge and how to apply each skill in practice with Skills in Action, Stop-Reflect and Top Tips boxes.
An A-Z of Social Work Theory

Author: Malcolm Payne

Publisher: A-Zs in Social Work

ISBN: 152648725X

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 491

Puzzled by terminology, skills, law, or theory? Revising for your placement or exam? Then look no further! This series of concise and easy-to-use A-Zs will be your guide. Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this book will introduce you to over 350 key theories, theorists and concepts in a concise and no-nonsense way. Careful cross-referencing will help you make important connections, while selected further reading will provide you with a springboard to further learning.
An A-Z of Social Work Theory

Author: Malcolm Payne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529757576

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 520

Puzzled by terminology, skills, law, or theory? Revising for your placement or exam? Then look no further! This series of concise and easy-to-use A-Zs will be your guide. Designed for both students and newly-qualified social workers, this book will introduce you to over 350 key theories, theorists and concepts in a concise and no-nonsense way. Careful cross-referencing will help you make important connections, while selected further reading will provide you with a springboard to further learning.
Social Work Skills for Community Practice

Author: Mary-Ellen Brown, MSW, MPA, LCSW, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826158352

Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 551

Focuses on skill-building to facilitate positive social change With straightforward content enriched by practical and applicable learning experiences, this comprehensive text prepares social work students for careers in community organizing and macro practice. It focuses on building the social work skills required for organizing communities, including cause-based coalitions, geographically/identity-based communities, and health and human service organizations, to achieve culturally relevant, equity- and justice-driven social change. The second edition presents new information that includes self-care for the community practitioner, social work grand challenges, cultural humility, community dialogue, trauma-informed and resiliency-focused community development, environmental justice, and many other topics. Emphasizing community practice through the application of macro, mezzo, and micro social work skills, the book uses frameworks drawn from generalist social work practice as well as core competencies identified by CSWE's EPAS. Its focus on a broad range of community practice models makes it accessible to all social workers. The text also highlights the importance of technology as a tool for social work macro practice with skill-building activities. Vivid case vignettes, applied and experiential learning activities, and team and individual-based assignments reinforce content and emphasize skill-building, along with abundant resources for further learning. New to the Second Edition: Presents a framework for self-care for the community practitioner Highlights the importance of community practitioner readiness, competency, and leadership Introduces a new trauma-informed and resiliency-focused approach for community development Discusses strategic compatibility for interorganizational collaboration Introduces youth-based participatory research and empowerment evaluations Key Features: Focuses on skill-building for community engagement and organizing, facilitating community dialogue, and conducting assessments Covers planning and implementing community change initiatives and evaluating and disseminating knowledge from change activities Provides case vignettes to reinforce content and abundant resources for additional learning Offers a complete ancillary package that includes chapter PowerPoints, Test Bank, and an Instructor's Manual with suggested individual and group activities and more
Political Social Work

Author: Shannon R. Lane

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319685885

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

View: 414

This social work book is the first of its kind, describing practical steps that social workers can take to shape and influence both policy and politics. It prepares social workers and social work students to impact political action and subsequent policy, with a detailed real-world framework for turning ideas into concrete goals and strategies for effecting change. Tracing the roots of social work in response to systemic social inequality, it clearly relates the tenets of social work to the challenges and opportunities of modern social change. The book identifies the core domains of political social work, including engaging individuals and communities in voting, influencing policy agendas, and seeking and holding elected office. Chapters elaborate on the necessary skills for political social work, featuring discussion, examples, and critical thinking exercises in such vital areas as: Power, empowerment, and conflict: engaging effectively with power in political settings. Getting on the agenda: assessing the political context and developing political strategy. Planning the political intervention: advocacy and electoral campaigns. Empowering voters Persuasive political communication. Budgeting and allocating resources. Evaluating political social work efforts. Making ethical decisions in political social work. Political Social Work is a potent reference for social work professionals, practitioners, and students seeking core political knowledge and skills to practically advance their work. For specialists and generalists alike, it solidifies political action as vital for the evolution of the field.
The Evidence-based Social Work Skills Book

Author: Barry Cournoyer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015059977135

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 428

During the 21st Century, social workers will increasingly use evidence-based knowledge to plan, implement, and evaluate the quality of their own professional activities. This book explores the skills needed for evidence-based social work (EBSW). This book emphasizes the importance of applied practice, critical thinking, and self-directed lifelong learning. Readers will learn the fundamentals of the EBSW skills, practice them to establish beginning proficiency, and then apply them to a target client group of their choosing. Social workers and anyone interested in practicing evidence-based social work.
The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

Author: Pete Feldon

Publisher:

ISBN: 1911106686

Category: Caregivers

Page: 328

View: 729

The Care Act 2014 is arguably the most significant piece of legislation in relation to adults who have social care needs since the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990. It is particularly important for social workers as it sets out the legislative context for the core social work processes that apply to all adults. This book considers the act and the statutory guidance from the perspective of what is most important and relevant for social workers. It covers the key stages of what is known as the 'customer journey' - first contact, assessment of needs, prevention, consideration of eligibility, charging and financial assessment, care and support planning, and review. In addition, other chapters look at significant issues that cut across several stages of the customer journey, such as safeguarding and working with NHS colleagues.
Evaluating Practice

Author: Martin Bloom

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015038170752

Category: Psychology

Page: 715

View: 245

Evaluating Practice comes with a free CD-ROM featuring numerous programs, including the unique and innovative SINGWIN program for analyzing single-system design data (created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Yeshiva University); the CASS and CAAP programs for managing cases and scoring scales (created by Walter Hudson); and a NEW set of Microsoft Excel Workbooks and interactive exercises. Book jacket.
Directory of Residential Centers for Adults with Mental Illnesses

Author:

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015020797141

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 223

Geographical listing of over 940 facilities in the United States. Information was obtained through questionnaires during 1988-89. Entries are descriptive, not evaluative. Each entry gives such information as services, clients served, and facility profile. Glossary. Indexes of conditions treated and programs offered.