Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada

Paperback | September 30, 2015

byCheryl Regehr, Karima Kanani, Jesstina McFadden

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This comprehensive guide to Canadian law and legal processes examines all of the major legal situations social workers may encounter - including child abuse, family violence, adoption issues, health care, mental illness, and immigration status - ensuring that students are well-versed in theirown legal rights and obligations and know what to expect when testifying in court.

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This comprehensive guide to Canadian law and legal processes examines all of the major legal situations social workers may encounter - including child abuse, family violence, adoption issues, health care, mental illness, and immigration status - ensuring that students are well-versed in theirown legal rights and obligations and know wh...

Cheryl Regehr is the vice-president and provost for the University of Toronto. She is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Previously she was dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Her practice background includes 20 years of direct service in for...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.07 inPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019901180X

ISBN - 13:9780199011803

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to Law for Social Work Practice2. Human Rights Law3. Family Law4. Child Protection5. Adoption and Surrogacy Law6. The Law of Consent and Capacity in Health Care7. Serious Mental Illness and the Law8. Youth in the Criminal Justice System9. Criminal and Civil Law for Victims of Violence10. Immigration and Refugee Law11. The Social Work Record and the Courts12. Liability for Social WorkersIndex

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"This text provides a straightforward introduction to the legal system for social work students. . . . The material is well explained, factually sound, and accessible to students." --Jennifer Murphy, Thompson Rivers University