What is Social Work? (5th ed.)

Contexts and Perspectives

by Nigel Horner

Series: Transforming Social Work Practice Series

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ISBNs
  • 9781473989474
  • 9781526413949
  • 9781526413925
Following the lives of four fictional time-travelling characters, it examines the changing functions of social work by unpicking the changing social and political responses to their needs.  From its historical roots to the modern and fast-moving profession it has become, this book looks in detail at how social work has evolved as a profession, what social work looks like in recent years and where it is heading. There are key chapters on working with different service user groups including vulnerable adults, children and families and those with learning difficulties or having to live with mental distress. There are also chapters that cover social work as a profession, including current services, practices, themes and debates. 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473989474
  • 9781526413949
  • 9781526413925
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473989474
  • 9781526413949
  • 9781526413925