Empowerment, Participation and Social Work

Paperback | April 15, 2008

byRobert Adams

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This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of a rich and uniquely focused text. As with previous editions, the fourth offers coverage that spans both conceptual debates about empowerment and the range of practice issues and challenges that face a social work audience today. It provides a rigorous and extensive discussion of theory, drawing on global aspects of empowerment and linking this clearly to the needs of service users. This new edition includes additional examples reflecting varied global contexts as well as new material on empowering children and adults. Proper emphasis is also given to clarity of style and accessibility so that the book continues to offer an essential resource at all levels of study.

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This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of a rich and uniquely focused text. As with previous editions, the fourth offers coverage that spans both conceptual debates about empowerment and the range of practice issues and challenges that face a social work audience today. It provides a rigorous and extensive discussion of theor...

ROBERT ADAMS is Visiting Professor of Social Work, University of Teesside, UK. He has worked in social work and criminal justice settings and is the author of a number of books, including Social Policy for Social Work and Quality Social Work. He is also co-editor of the best-selling trilogy, Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical De...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.54 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230019994

ISBN - 13:9780230019997

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fourth Edition * PART 1: THEORIES, MODELS AND METHODS FOR EMPOWERING PRACTICE * Ingredients of Empowerment: the Global Challenge * Frameworks for Empowerment * PART 2: PRACTISING EMPOWERMENT * Self-Empowerment * Empowering Individuals * Empowering Groups * Empowering Organisations * Empowering Communities and Political Systems * Empowering Evaluation * PART 3: ISSUES FOR SOCIAL WORK * Empowering Service Users and Carers * Towards an Empowering Social Work * Bibliography * Index