Social Policy and Social Work

Paperback | August 1, 1998

byDavid Denney

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In this book, David Denney introduces some of the fundamental debates which link social work to social policy. Relevant to undergraduate students and researchers of social policy and social work , as well as professionals in related areas, this book enables the reader to develop a criticalunderstanding of how social policy is related to social work both practically and theoretically. This is the only text of its kind which encourages and assists social workers in understanding recent developments in social policy. Throughout the book the centrality of linking theory to practice isemphasized. Chapters cover issues surrounding older people, disability, mental health, community care, working with offenders, children, the family, antiracism and social work. The book is equipped with further learning aids: All chapters contain a summary of the main points at the beginning,exercises and guided reading.

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In this book, David Denney introduces some of the fundamental debates which link social work to social policy. Relevant to undergraduate students and researchers of social policy and social work , as well as professionals in related areas, this book enables the reader to develop a criticalunderstanding of how social policy is related t...

David Denney worked as a probation officer in Birmingham and London. He has taught on social work and Social Policy courses at the Universities of Kent and Wales. He currently holds a Senior Lectureship/ Readership at Royal Holloway University of London. He has held a visiting scholarship at the University of North Carolina and has ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198781490

ISBN - 13:9780198781493

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Introduction: Aims of the BookPART ONE: CONCEPTS, CONTEXT AND IDEAS1. Historical Developments2. Ideology, Social Policy and Social Work3. Social Policy, Social Work and Social Problems4. Services, Poverty and the Social Construction of Human need5. Discrimination and Oppression: Policy and Practice6. Ideological Perspectives and Older People: a Case StudyPART TWO: USER GROUPS7. Disablement: Social Work and Social Policy8. Black People: Social Work and Social Policy9. Women: Policy and Practice10. Working with Families11. Sexuality and Social Work12. Children and Child Care13. Mental Health Policy and Services14. Working with OffendersPART THREE: MARKETS: WELFARE AND PRACTICE15. Competition and Community Care16. The Impact of Community Care and Practice17. Users' Rights and User Empowerment18. Problem Definitions and Solutions: Looking Back to the FutureBibliography

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The strengths outweigh any weaknesses of this ambitious and welcome text. Brian Munday, University of Kent, Canterbury