Developing Skills for Social Work Practice

Author: Michaela Rogers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147398792X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Are your students struggling to get to grips with what social work actually looks like in real-life practice? Are they wanting to know more about how they can develop the right skills and implement the right theory in many different practice situations? Then you have come to the right place! This book will provide your students with everything they need to know and more, helping them develop and hone their skills and make the best start in their practice placements. To get the most out of this book and access more materials to support them through their social work degree, visit the companion website at https://www.study.sagepub.com/rogers to read journal articles, access ‘how to..’ guides and helpful links, as well as hear first-hand from frontline social workers, services users, carers and more.

Skills for Social Work Practice

Author: Keith Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113739028X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Skills lie at the heart of all actions of a social worker, and inform all aspects of practice – from drawing on vital theoretical and ethical frameworks to applying the law and research findings to particular situations. This user-friendly and logically organised book brings together the key skills needed for practice in one place. It reflects current practice frameworks and addresses a wide range of skills including communication and relationship building, professional writing, ethical practice, assessment and reflection. Each chapter incorporates a number of features to help with learning and practical application, including: • Case studies to demonstrate how particular concepts apply to social work practice • Reflective exercises to help readers relate concepts and situations to their own experiences on placement and in the classroom • Progress checks to help students make connections between the Professional Capability Framework, the Standards of Proficiency and the wider skills they need to acquire • Chapter summaries to draw out key themes This engaging and practical book is essential for students studying social work or health and social care. It is also a critical tool for practitioners looking to enhance their skills in social work practice.

Counselling Skills In Social Work Practice

Author: Seden, Janet
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335216498
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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· In what ways is counselling relevant to contemporary social work? · How do counselling skills integrate with social work roles and responsibilities? This book examines these skills and their applicability, drawing from social work and counselling theories and methods using clear, practical examples. Skills are discussed with reference to social work knowledge and values illustrating how, when used competently, contextually and sensitively they can appropriately underpin good social work practice. Questions and activities for self development are linked to the practices discussed. This new edition ofCounselling Skills in Social Work Practicehas been thoroughly revised to reflect the National Occupational Standards for social work which identify the importance of communication skills and a developmental understanding of people in their social contexts. The chapters are linked to the six key roles for social work practice. This book builds on the strengths of the first edition, as well as addressing the challenges of practice in relevant legislative and policy contexts. The book includes: · Evidence of how the competencies which underpin counselling practice are directly transferable to effective social work practice · Practical advice on communication skills · Examples of how to build effective working relationships; a whole chapter is now devoted to the specific skills required for working within inter-agency and multi-disciplinary teams This book is key reading on the subject of ethical and effective social work for those teaching, studying or practising in the field.

Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice

Author: Louise Grant
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137302518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The term 'resilience' refers to a person's capacity to handle difficulties, demands and pressure without experiencing negative effects. Traditionally, social work has focused on the nature and impact of resilience in children and adults who have experienced traumatic events, but it is increasingly recognised that social workers need to develop personal resilience to manage the emotional demands of the job effectively and sustainably. Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice provides social workers with a tool-box of strategies to help them enhance their resilience and protect their wellbeing. Written by experienced practitioners in the field, the book draws on key research to present a series of evidence-based interventions. These strategies are designed to help social work students and practitioners develop important qualities that underpin resilience, such as self-awareness, time management, relaxation skills and empathy as well enable them to gain support from their personal and professional networks. Grounded in both theory and practice, each chapter explores how the various resilience techniques can be applied to help social workers manage the complexities and challenges they face in everyday practice. The use of relevant and engaging case studies throughout is particularly useful in bringing the book to life for the reader.

Client Violence in Social Work Practice

Author: Christina E. Newhill
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593850388
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presenting practical strategies for violence assessment and prevention that are grounded in solid empirical research, this book guides social work practitioners and students to provide state-of-the-art treatment to aggressive clients while reducing violence risks. Effective methods are described together with specific recommendations for approaching, engaging, and intervening with potentially violent clients in both office and field settings. Skills development exercises, case analyses, and guidelines for developing and implementing an agency safety plan enhance the book's utility as a training text and professional resource.

Social Work and Human Development

Author: Janet Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 152641337X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. This book helps students gain a thorough understanding of human growth as it is a central part of their qualifying social work training and practice.

Family Health Social Work Practice

Author: Francis K.O. Yuen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136615288
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A fundamental handbook to the family health model! Family Health Social Work Practice: A Knowledge and Skills Casebook is a comprehensive guide to an emerging practice paradigm in the social work field. Edited by pioneers of the family health approach (who also contribute several chapters each), this book introduces the theoretical model and skills of the practice, including a framework for developing a family health intervention plan, illustrated by case scenarios. Issues vital to any family health intervention are addressed in 10 case studies that further explain the application of the practice model. Family Health Social Work Practice stresses a holistic orientation to assessment and intervention from a health perspective that includes the physical, mental, emotional, social, economic, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of family life. With its focus on practice theories, practical information, and evaluation strategies, the book provides a strong foundation for skills development in the family health model. A collection of articles from the leading practitioners and academics in the field gives a thorough and thoughtful examination to issues ranging from domestic violence to substance abuse to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Family Health Social Work Practice also reviews the philosophy behind the family health approach, summarizes its effectiveness, and examines other critical concerns, such as: child maltreatment mental health spiritual diversity aging agency management One of the few casebooks to present practical intervention plans with accompanying case scenarios, Family Health Social Work Practice is an essential resource for students and professionals in the social work and human services disciplines, and an unrivaled reference for libraries. Helpful tables and figures make the information easy to access and understand.

Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers

Author: Johanna Woodcock Ross
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137545348
Format: PDF
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This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.