An A-Z of Social Work Skills

Author: Michaela Rogers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529757613

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 889

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: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529757569

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 729

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: 277

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
The Evidence-based Social Work Skills Book

Author: Barry Cournoyer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman

ISBN: UOM:39015059977135

Category: Evidence-based social work

Page: 228

View: 180

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.
Political Social Work

Author: Shannon R. Lane

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319685885

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

View: 147

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 Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

Author: Pete Feldon

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781911106715

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

View: 631

The Care Act 2014 is arguably the most significant piece of legislation for social workers who work with adults, since the NHS and Community Care Act 1990. This book presents the information from the act, regulations and statutory guidance in a way that provides social workers with a good understanding of the legislation and how it applies to their role. Making extensive use of case examples that derive from the author’s experience as a social worker, the book highlights the circumstances where professional judgment is required and explores issues that need interpretation such as significant impact on wellbeing. It covers the key stages of the ‘care and support 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 such as safeguarding and working with NHS colleagues. This book helps to improve the ‘legal literacy’ of social workers, i.e. the connecting of legal rules with professional priorities and ethical practice. It achieves this by helping social workers to better understand the legal framework within which they make professional judgements, and to apply their expertise in interpreting the law for the benefit of people with care and support needs. This readable and jargon-free book provides: a solid foundation for social work students in developing a critical understanding of the Care Act and its application, help for experienced social workers with developing the critical reflection necessary to enhance their ability to make professional judgements a source of reference which social workers can use to evaluate their local systems, policies and procedures.
Research Methods for Clinical Social Workers

Author: John S. Wodarski


ISBN: UOM:39015040989371

Category: Social case work

Page: 296

View: 554

Responding to growing challenges in social work to base clinical practice on empirical evidence, John Wodarski has developed this research textbook to illustrate the value of empirical perspectives in social work practice and to facilitate the integration of research and practice. Written in an accessible style, the text guides the reader through the development and implementation of various types of empirical research designs. The volume provides concrete tools for effective intervention and builds problem-solving and evaluative components into the intervention process, incorporating a much-needed progressive and systematic approach to social work education.
Evaluating Practice

Author: Martin Bloom

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015038170752

Category: Evaluation research (Social action programs)

Page: 742

View: 158

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


Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015020797141

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 511

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.