Social Work: Contexts and Practice

Paperback | June 14, 2013

byMarie Connolly, Louise Harms

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Social Work: Contexts and Practice is a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work. Now in its third edition, it continues to speak to both Australia and Aotearoa, addressing common trans-Tasman concerns while at the same time responding to the unique experiences of social workwithin each country. There is a vibrant interplay of trans-Tasman perspectives and practices while at the same time recognising the relevance of your own national and cultural environment. The book is divided into three broad sections. Part 1 explores the context of practice and the broad-ranging influences that shape the profession, particularly its vision and development. New to this section is a chapter on "Spirituality in Social Work", as well as content on working with asylumseekers. Part 2 considers the diverse fields of practice in which social workers find employment, some of which include mental health, disability, older people and child welfare. New to this section is a chapter on "Youth Health, Mental Health and Well-being", and "Social Work in the Context ofClimate Change and Disasters". Part 3 looks at the professional issues in social work practice, such as research, occupational stress, supervision practices and the law.

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Social Work: Contexts and Practice is a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work. Now in its third edition, it continues to speak to both Australia and Aotearoa, addressing common trans-Tasman concerns while at the same time responding to the unique experiences of social workwithin each country. There is a vibrant interpl...

Marie Connolly is Professor and Head of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. She has been at Melbourne for two years following a five-year senior executive appointment within the New Zealand government as Chief Social Worker. Prior to this, she was Associate Professor and Head of Department at the University of Canterbury and f...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.65 × 7.48 × 0.68 inPublished:June 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195520181

ISBN - 13:9780195520187

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Social Work and Contemporary Issues1. The Art and Science of Social Work2. Social Work Practice Theories and Frameworks3. Human Development: People within their Environments4. Values and Human Rights5. Spirituality in Social Work6. Social Work, Poverty and Disadvantage7. Family Violence, Gender, and Culture8. Sexuality and Social Work9. Aboriginal Issues in Context10. Making Sense of Indigenous Issues in Aotearoa New Zealand11. Pasifika Social Work12. Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers13. Cross-cultural PracticePart 2: Fields of Practice14. Contemporary Issues in Health Social Work15. Social Work and Disability16. Working with Older People17. Mental Health Social Work in Australasia18. Perspectives on Drug Use19. Early Intervention with Families of Vulnerable Children20. Child Welfare Practice21. Youth Health, Mental Health and Well-being22. Social Work and Youth Justice23. Social Work Practice and the Justice System24. Social Work in the Context of Climate Change and DisastersPart 3: Professional Issues in Social Work25. Social Work: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going26. Social Work and the Law27. Research in Social Work28. Social Work Supervision29. Field Education Context and Practice30. Thriving at Work: Preventing Occupational Stress31. Trans-Tasman Reflections