Assessment in Social Work

Author: Judith Milner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352009422

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Assessment is a core component of social work. Since first publication, Assessment in Social Work has provided students and practitioners with a clear overview of the complex issues they face and a map of the theory they need to draw on in order to conduct thorough, effective and meaningful assessments. New to this Edition: - Updated and revised chapter on Signs of Safety/Strengths in light of recent research and guidance - Coverage of recording and sharing information included throughout the text - Added coverage of confidentiality and inter-agency workingUpdated material in light of the Mental Capacity Act - More material on Cultural differences throughout - Updated legislation and professional guidance throughout Refreshed and updated examples thought-out the text - A more detailed outline of the different national perspectives within the UK
Clinical Assessment for Social Workers

Author: Catheleen Jordan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190071912

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Clinical Assessment for Social Workers provides a wide range of standardized assessment tools, derived from different perspectives, to give readers greater flexibility in information gathering and intervention planning. Incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methods, the authors encourage readers to approach assessment as both an art and a science. They advocate for discovering the balance between scientific, evidence-based approaches and the development of personal practice wisdom.
Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Author: Fiona Mainstone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004840

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 229

How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's needs, this practical guide will help social workers to think across professional and administrative divides. Case studies, practice vignettes, exercises and suggestions for further reading are included throughout the book to help the reader consider the well-being of the whole family when conducting and interpreting assessments. This guide will help social workers to think holistically and work collaboratively both with each other and with families.
Social Work Assessment

Author: Ruben Martin

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9780857255853

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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At a time of change and review within social care, it is relevant to explore traditional skills, knowledge and values associated with assessment in the context of changing practice. This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way. The author reviews the interpersonal skills necessary for social work practice, applying them particularly to assessment and outlines fundamental knowledge and theoretical models that can inform assessment. The professional social work value base underpinning assessment and the power balance between assessor and the person being assessed are also taken into consideration.
Social Work Practice: Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review

Author: Jonathan Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844458326

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 713

This bestselling and widely recognised textbook is now into its Third Edition and has been fully updated to reflect the recent changes in social work practice. New features and case studies are included throughout, as is a greater emphasis on safeguarding and protection issues. By working through this book, student social workers can ensure that they understand the features of a good assessment, how it is conducted and some of the difficulties that might arise during the process.
Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199889662

Category: Social Science

Page: 793

View: 343

This revolutionary, user-friendly textbook not only guides social workers in developing competence in the DSM system of diagnosis, it also assists them in staying attuned during client assessment to social work values and principles: a focus on client strengths, concern for the worth and dignity of individuals, appreciation of environmental influences on behavior, and commitment to evidence-informed practice. The authors, seasoned practitioner-scholars, provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment. A risk and resilience framework helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. Social workers will also learn to apply critical thinking to the DSM when it is inconsistent with social work values and principles. Finally, the authors catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.
Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care

Author: Carolyn Wallace

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244968

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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"This is an accessible and important text. It is to be commended for bringing together policy and practice on assessment and information sharing across England, Scotland and Wales." - Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, University of Bedfordshire "This new text is a welcome addition to the literature relating to inter-professional working. It offers students from a range of professions a comprehensive guide to current social policy and authoritative guidance on how to conduct a safe and effective assessment." - Soo Moore, City University, London Shared assessment is the standardised approach to assessment and the sharing of information and documentation within and between health and social care. This book offers students and practitioners a step-by-step guide to the process, helping them to overcome some of the anxieties of change and providing realistic guidance on the process. Key features of the book include: - Comprehensive coverage - follows a logical structure looking at context, policy, and practice - A focus on the practitioner's understanding of an individual's experience and the roles of staff within the process - Discussion of confidentiality and anti-discriminatory practice - Four chapter-long case studies that take the reader through the stages of assessment and subsequent roles and responsibilities. The book includes pedagogical features such as a glossary of terms, a Comparative Grid for Standardised Assessment Frameworks, examples of carers' assessments, reflective questions and further reading. It is essential reading for students and practitioners working across health and social care, particularly in social work, nursing and mental health.
Assessment, Risk and Decision Making in Social Work

Author: Campbell Killick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781529733341

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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As practising social workers, your students will need to be able to make sound judgments in complex contexts and when they are under pressure. This book covers the essential knowledge they will require to understand and develop skills in relation to professional judgement and decision making processes, including: - the use of assessment tools; - engagement in assessment and decision processes; - the context of risk, complexity and uncertainty in practice; - communication and management of risk within social care processes.
Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work

Author: Brian J. Taylor

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526412522

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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At a time when accountability and the avoidance of risk are increasingly demanded of social workers, the ability to make clear and informed decisions is essential. This book, written for practicing social workers undertaking their ASYE and compulsory CPD, has been designed to help professionals make sound judgments in increasingly complex contexts and under pressure. The focus is on empowering front-line professionals through reflective practice, so that they are able to draw on multiple factors and perspectives and make sound problem-solving judgements. The book begins with the core concepts, client focus, and legal background before moving on to consider the collaborative processes and the nature of individual judgements. It then considers particular dimensions of social work decision making, such as safeguarding, taking risks, assessment and dynamic decision tools and processes. It then concludes by look at the organisational context of decision management, with a focus on supervision, training and effective communication.
Social Work and Assessment with Adolescents

Author: Ruth Sinclair

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 9781907969119

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 170

This ebook illustrates the day to day work of providing social services to adolescents: it describes the context of that task, its complexities, it's limitations, some of its successes and failings. More specifically it focuses on the role of assessment as part of the social work process, comparing specialist assessments with those undertaken routinely by district-based social workers.