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  • Your Social Work Practice Placementby Ian Mathews; Diane Simpson; Karin Crawford

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 29.00

    Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through... more...

  • Disability Studiesby Colin Cameron

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 35.00

    Bringing together a range of expert voices to tackle the essential topics relevant to the study of disability from a social perspective, this interdisciplinary introduction includes over 50 chapters relevant across health and social care. more...

  • Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspectiveby Susan C. Mapp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 44.99

    Recognizing the growing importance of awareness of international social issues for social workers, this thoroughly revised edition provides an updated introduction to a variety of these issues in the Global South, including AIDS, forced labor and war and conflict. A new issue in this edition is examining how the changing physical environment impacts... more...

  • Understanding Youth Work Lawby Brian P. McGinley

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 31.00

    'An ideal text for our second year undergraduate students. McGinley manages to synthsise important 'theoretical' concerns with the practicalities of youth work through effective use of activities and case studies. Engaging stuff, and a welcome addition to the literature' - Mr Graham Bright, Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University... more...

  • Pioneering Paths in the Study of Familiesby Gary W Peterson; Suzanne Steinmetz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies! In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies written by leading scholars in sociology, family studies, psychology, and child development. Their fascinating stories demonstrate how their... more...

  • Personalisation in Social Workby Ali Gardner

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 29.00

    This timely and fully revised second edition provides an overview of the personalisation agenda and looks at the recent legislation in a broad historical and theoretical perspective. This approach will provide opportunities for students to consider the changes to the social work role and to evaluate the impact of this for service users and as practitioners. more...

  • Social Work and Foster Careby Helen Cosis Brown

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 32.00

    The child is placed at the heart of the text and it includes substantial chapters examining key pieces of legislation, law, policy frameworks and the overreaching theoretical and research evidence to support good practice and help students gain confidence whilst on placements. more...

  • Social Workby Joyce Lishman; Chris Yuill; Jillian Brannan; Alastair Gibson

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 36.00

    This essential introduction to the core knowledge and skills necessary for social work students spans the entire curriculum, integrating theory, policy and practice throughout, as well as addressing regional variation across the United Kingdom. more...

  • Growth and Development Through Group Workby Claudia Carson; Elizabeth Lewis; Anna Fritz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Examine group work's roots and fundamental beliefs to get a glimpse of the future For more than 80 years, social group work has survived difficult times—a testament to the persistence of its practitioners as well as the strength of its methods. Growth and Development Through Group Work chronicles the evolution of this groundbreaking practice through... more...

  • Social Work Practiceby Jonathan Parker; Greta Bradley

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    Provides an excellent overview of the key elements of the assessment, support planning and review processes undertaken by social workers working with children, families and adults. more...