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Working with Children and Young People

Co-constructing Practice

A timely reader of interest to a wide academic discipline base, providing a critical account and new theoretical perspectives on practical issues arising in...

"...A timely reader of interest to a wide academic discipline base, providing a critical account and new theoretical perspectives on practical issues arising in.... A timely reader of interest to a wide academic discipline base, providing a critical account and new theoretical perspectives on practical issues arising in working with children of all ages and their families. Uniquely, it brings together discussion of early years with later childhood, including adolescence and transitions into adultho..."

By Lindsay O'Dell and Steve Leverett

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This is a lively and provocative book on a topic of deep public and professional interest. Addressing a host of issues surrounding the place of illegal drugs...

"...This is a lively and provocative book on a topic of deep public and professional interest. Addressing a host of issues surrounding the place of illegal drugs.... This is a lively and provocative book on a topic of deep public and professional interest. Addressing a host of issues surrounding the place of illegal drugs in society, the text draws readers in to debates about key contemporary issues including drug treatment, harm reduction, classification, legislation and research.. ..."

Neil McKeganey

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Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers

Focusing on Service Users' Needs

This book provides students with a solid understanding of the issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. It combines practice...

"...This book provides students with a solid understanding of the issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. It combines practice.... This book provides students with a solid understanding of the issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. It combines practice examples with a clear theoretical approach, demonstrating the subtleties of communication with service users and carers from a diverse range of social groups.. "This is a unique text, ..."

Johanna Woodcock-Ross

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Child Protection Practice

When it comes to child protection, who is showing social workers exactly what they should be doing? In this book, Harry Ferguson guides you through the...

"...When it comes to child protection, who is showing social workers exactly what they should be doing? In this book, Harry Ferguson guides you through the.... When it comes to child protection, who is showing social workers exactly what they should be doing? In this book, Harry Ferguson guides you through the day-to-day realities of child protection practice, outlining its deep complexities along with the knowledge, skills, values and organizational supports necessary to do this difficult job.. "..."

Harry Ferguson

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Attachment Across the Lifecourse

A Brief Introduction

Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and...

"...Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and.... Analyzing a range of traditional and contemporary perspectives, this crisp text explores the core attachment styles and charts their impact on childhood and adult behaviour. Written by one of social work’s most highly-regarded commentators, it is a perfect introduction to the complex field of attachment theory.. ..."

David Howe

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Working with Disabled People in Policy and Practice

A Social Model

Launching Palgrave's Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, this book explores the policy and practice which frames work with disabled people....

"...Launching Palgrave's Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, this book explores the policy and practice which frames work with disabled people..... Launching Palgrave's Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, this book explores the policy and practice which frames work with disabled people. Providing a critical review of the mainstream services available to disabled people, it assesses the successes and failures of interagency working and offers a model for future pr..."

By Sally French and John Swain

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Attachment, Development and Intervention

This exciting new book offers a survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. Using research...

"...This exciting new book offers a survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. Using research.... This exciting new book offers a survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. Using research evidence, this clear, compelling textbook answers the key questions any student or specialist in child welfare would ask.. ..."

David Howe

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This succinct and insightful guide to reflective practice is designed for students and practitioners of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear...

"...This succinct and insightful guide to reflective practice is designed for students and practitioners of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear.... This succinct and insightful guide to reflective practice is designed for students and practitioners of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear and careful integration of both the "thinking and doing" elements of the often challenging task of practising reflectively makes this an ideal text at all levels of study and pr..."

By Sue Thompson and Neil Thompson

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Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and...

"...Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and.... Elegantly and succinctly, David Howe explains the theory of emotional intelligence - and its vital practical value - to an audience of students and practitioners across a range of human services and caring professions. He makes a powerful case for the importance of understanding and managing emotions for effective professional practice.. ..."

David Howe

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People Skills

Third Edition

The new edition of this popular and successful text continues to offer a comprehensive introduction to the diverse field of people skills. Thoroughly updated,...

Neil Thompson

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This crisp text, by one of social works most highly regarded commentators, offers the perfect entry point into the complex world of social work theory. Written...

"...This crisp text, by one of social works most highly regarded commentators, offers the perfect entry point into the complex world of social work theory. Written.... This crisp text, by one of social works most highly regarded commentators, offers the perfect entry point into the complex world of social work theory. Written in a clear conversational style and organized into short, clearly labelled chapters, students and practitioners will find this an invaluable point of refreshment and reference..."

David Howe

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Understanding Social Work

Preparing for Practice

In an extensive update to reflect the recent developments in theory and practice, the new edition of Understanding Social Work covers the basics in an...

"...In an extensive update to reflect the recent developments in theory and practice, the new edition of Understanding Social Work covers the basics in an.... In an extensive update to reflect the recent developments in theory and practice, the new edition of Understanding Social Work covers the basics in an easy-to-comprehend style. It is an ideal preparatory text for those considering a career in social work, students just starting their degree and in preparation for the first placement.. ..."

Neil Thompson

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This book is an essential study aid for social work students preparing for and undertaking work placements. Focussing on reflective practice and full of tips,...

"...This book is an essential study aid for social work students preparing for and undertaking work placements. Focussing on reflective practice and full of tips,.... This book is an essential study aid for social work students preparing for and undertaking work placements. Focussing on reflective practice and full of tips, quotes, activities and illustrations, it offers clear down-to-earth advice and support on how to get the most out of work-based learning opportunities.. “A tutor in a book. A h..."

By Robert Lomax, Karen Jones, Sarah Leigh and Chris Gay

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Children and Young People's Spaces

Developing Practice

This reader takes debates about children's services forward by drawing on ideas based in social pedagogy and arguing that the concept of 'space' is crucial to...

"...This reader takes debates about children's services forward by drawing on ideas based in social pedagogy and arguing that the concept of 'space' is crucial to.... This reader takes debates about children's services forward by drawing on ideas based in social pedagogy and arguing that the concept of 'space' is crucial to relationships and practices with children and young people. It will stimulate students to question and rethink, and practitioners to innovate and challenge mainstream thinking....."

By Pam Foley and Steve Leverett

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This important text provides an introduction to the latest debates about racism for students of social work. It addresses why anti-racism matters in social...

"...This important text provides an introduction to the latest debates about racism for students of social work. It addresses why anti-racism matters in social.... This important text provides an introduction to the latest debates about racism for students of social work.  It addresses why anti-racism matters in social work and how it can be achieved.  In the process, it comprehensively examines the conceptual and practice issues in a fast-changing global context, steering a careful path through th..."

Kish Bhatti-Sinclair

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This latest title in the BASW series sets out the values, theoretical understandings and research base which underpin a social approach to mental health....

"...This latest title in the BASW series sets out the values, theoretical understandings and research base which underpin a social approach to mental health..... This latest title in the BASW series sets out the values, theoretical understandings and research base which underpin a social approach to mental health. Exploring therapeutic approaches and recovery practice, this book offers a practical guide to inform all work related to mental distress.. "Excellent and well written text with a sound t..."

Jerry Tew

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A practical introduction to the use of the arts in dementia care. Based on experience, the book provides clear guidance on how to employ a variety of...

By Hilary Lee and Trevor Adams

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Effective Communication

A Guide for the People Professions

Effective Communication is an insightful, practice-oriented new edition of Communication and Language. In Thompson's unique, clear and inviting style, the text...

Neil Thompson

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Promoting Equality

Working with Diversity and Difference

This new edition of an established and well-respected book benefits from a new opening chapter and a full revision. This text provides readers from health and...

Neil Thompson

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Understanding Addiction Behaviours

Theoretical and Clinical Practice in Health and Social Care

Are you looking for a book that is about more than just drugs or alcohol misuse? This comprehensive text uniquely examines both pharmacological and...

"...Are you looking for a book that is about more than just drugs or alcohol misuse? This comprehensive text uniquely examines both pharmacological and.... Are you looking for a book that is about more than just drugs or alcohol misuse? This comprehensive text uniquely examines both pharmacological and non-pharmacological addictions. Highlighting the multi-professional nature of work in this area, it examines current theory and research, effects, assessment and intervention strategies available.. ..."

G. Hussein Rassool

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Welfare Theory

An Introduction to the Theoretical Debates in Social Policy

What are the concepts and principles that underpin the design and delivery of social policies? This thoroughly revised edition of a trusted text provides...

Tony Fitzpatrick

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The Politics of Global Health Governance

United by Contagion

AIDS, Ebola, SARS and malaria--the list of deadly infectious diseases that provoke panic and cause devastating losses of life and economic welfare is virtually...

By Tania J. Keefe and Mark W. Zacher

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Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability

Working to Support Change

A concise introduction to the knowledge, values and skills required for effective practice in the field of intellectual disability, this book covers the key...

"...A concise introduction to the knowledge, values and skills required for effective practice in the field of intellectual disability, this book covers the key.... A concise introduction to the knowledge, values and skills required for effective practice in the field of intellectual disability, this book covers the key topics including changing definitions, core tasks in working with clients and the values of participation and inclusion. Illustrated with numerous case studies, it is an essential r..."

By Christine Bigby and Patsie Frawley

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Children's Perspectives on Integrated Services

Every Child Matters in Policy and Practice

Launching Palgrave’s new Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, this book provides one of the first reflective assessments of the Every Child...

"...Launching Palgrave’s new Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, this book provides one of the first reflective assessments of the Every Child.... Launching Palgrave’s new Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, this book provides one of the first reflective assessments of the Every Child Matters legacy of New Labour. Woven through with the voice of the child, it addresses the history, successes and limitations of the ECM agenda, in terms of both principle and practi..."

Mary Kellett

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