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Analysing Community Work

Analysing Community Work

Its Theory and Practice

  • Author: Popple, Keith
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335194087
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 131
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Beskrivelse af hvad community work er, såvel teori som praksis.

Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice

Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice

  • Author: Jim Campbell,Gavin Davidson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446258696
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
  • View: 634
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Social workers and other professionals working in the area of mental health often face complex and difficult practice dilemmas shaped by increasingly demanding policy and legal contexts across the UK. Jim Campbell and Gavin Davidson focus on the post-qualifying role played by mental health social workers in this book. The authors draw on theoretical and research perspectives on the subject, before outlining how professionals can achieve best practice. Topics covered include: " Models of mental health and illness " Discrimination and social exclusion " Addressing service user needs " Carer perspectives " Working with individuals, families and communities The chapters are accompanied by exercises, which encourage readers to critically reflect on their own professional and personal experiences. Case studies are also included, so that students can reappraise the knowledge they have learned in the text. The book will be essential reading for social work practitioners taking postgraduate courses in mental health and for those training to become Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice

Post-Qualifying Social Work Practice

  • Author: Patricia Higham
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 144620622X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
  • View: 641
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"A valuable resource for all those engaged in post-qualifying social work practice, ... It is impressive in its coverage of contemporary social work practice across the four countries of the UK" Professor Jackie Powell, University of Southampton "The PQ landscape is complex and changing fast, so the reader will be grateful to Pat Higham and her colleagues for this clear and comprehensive analysis of PQ" Professor Mark Doel, Sheffield Hallam University. " a comprehensive introduction to social work education at post-qualifying level. It identifies the key issues qualified social workers need to consider in contemporary practice and enables them to engage in critical reflection through the development of their post-qualifying expertise." Professor John Harris, University of Warwick This core textbook provides an authoritative overview of the post-qualifying awards in social work. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, the book will enhance social workers' post-qualifying knowledge, skills and values within specialist areas of practice. The book will: - Use critical self-appraisal to construct different ways of thinking about and doing social work - Encourage reflection on their practice - Enable social workers to build confidence in their professional identity - Move from competence to increased capability and to expertise - Help social workers to explore values dilemmas - Increase social workers' knowledge for practice - Promote learning and career development. This book examines core assumptions about post qualifying practice - that values and relationships (including partnerships with service users) are essential to good practice, that social workers will work in diverse organisational structures and that social workers in the United Kingdom should become aware of European models of social work.

Critical community practice

Critical community practice

  • Author: Hugh Butcher,Sarah Banks,Paul Henderson
  • Publisher: Policy Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 184
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With the increasing focus on 'community' as the site for renewing democracy, improving policymaking and enhancing service delivery, this book provides a challenging approach to understanding community practice. It offers a much-needed theoretical perspective, sets out an analysis of power and empowerment and explores new ways of understanding active citizenship. Demands being placed on individuals and organisations involved in community programmes have become increasingly complex and greater clarity about community practice is needed. This book, designed to complement the authors' edited volume Managing Community Practice (The Policy Press, 2003) provides just that.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

  • Author: Leo P. Chall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
  • Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

International Perspectives

  • Author: Peter Westoby,Gerard Dowling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136272852
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice within a frame of ideas such as dialogue, hospitality and depth. For the first time community development practitioners are provided with an accessible understanding of dialogue and its relevance to their practice, exploring the contributions of internationally significant thinkers such as P. Freire, M. Buber, D. Bohm and H.G Gadamer, J. Derrida, G. Esteva and R. Sennett. What makes the book distinctive is that: first, it identifies a dialogical tradition of community development and considers how such a tradition shapes practice within contemporary contexts and concerns – economic, social, political, cultural and ecological. Second, the book contrasts such an approach with technical and instrumental approaches to development that fail to take complex systems seriously. Third, the approach links theory to practice through a combination of storytelling and theory-reflection – ensuring that readers are drawn into a practice-theory that they feel increasingly confident has been 'tried and tested' in the world over the past 25 years.

Understanding International Social Work

Understanding International Social Work

A Critical Analysis

  • Author: Richard Hugman
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137044217
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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Adopting a global frame of reference, this text provides a clear yet comprehensive comparative analysis of international social work, using case studies to illustrate practice issues in different geographical locations. This book is core reading for all students of social work taking modules on international practice.

Community Practice

Community Practice

Theories and Skills for Social Workers

  • Author: David A. Hardcastle
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199842650
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Interpretations and Innovations

  • Author: Stanley L. Witkin
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231530307
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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Social construction addresses the cultural factors and social dynamics that give rise to and maintain values and beliefs. Drawing on postmodern philosophies and critical, social, and literary theories, social construction has become an important and influential framework for practice and research within social work and related fields. Embracing inclusivity and multiplicity, social construction provides a framework for knowledge and practice that is particularly congruent with social work values and aims. In this accessible collection, Stanley L Witkin showcases the innovative ways in which social construction may be understood and expressed in practice. He calls on experienced practitioner-scholars to share their personal accounts of interpreting and applying social constructionist ideas in different settings (such as child welfare agencies, schools, and the courts) and with diverse clientele (such as "resistant" adolescents, disadvantaged families, indigenous populations, teachers, children in protective custody, refugee youth, and adult perpetrators of sexual crimes against children). Eschewing the prescriptive stance of most theoretical frameworks, social construction can seem challenging for students and practitioners. This book responds with rich, illustrative descriptions of how social constructionist thinking has inspired practice approaches, illuminating the diversity and creative potential of practices that draw on social constructionist ideas. Writing in a direct, accessible style, contributors translate complex concepts into the language of daily encounter and care, and through a committed transnational focus they demonstrate the global reach and utility of their work. Chapters are provocative and thoughtful, reveal great suffering and courage, share inspiring stories of strength and renewal, and acknowledge the challenges of an approach that complicates evidence-based evaluations and requirements.

Perspectives on Social Group Work Practice

Perspectives on Social Group Work Practice

  • Author: Albert S. Alissi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439119648
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
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Not simply another "how-to" book, this provocative collection of readings does not advance a single viewpoint or approach to group work. Instead, the 25 selections present the full spectrum of classic and current perspectives, providing student and practitioner alike with a sound basis for evaluating contemporary practice and for formulating a personal approach to social group work. The historical and conceptual roots of modern social group work methods are examined in Part I, "Conceptual Foundations" which contains some of the classic statements in the field. Part II, "Current Perspectives", explores the most widely influential contemporary models of group work, "social goals" perspectives, "remedial" perspectives, and "mediative" perspectives. The two-part section that concludes the volume focuses on applications: group work is first discussed in relation to family and community casework and administration; then, self-help groups and other techniques used in the fields of medicine, counseling, and psychology are surveyed in light of their implications for social workers. To encourage the reader's active participation in the development of an individual philosophy and approach to social group work, Dr. Alissi concludes each chapter with probing study questions. These open-ended questions stimulate comparisons among the methods presented and urge the reader to relate new ideas to his or her own experience in the field. Introductions to each part and chapter also stress comparative aspects. An annotated list of articles and books on the subject of each chapter allows the reader to explore it in greater depth. A stimulating and systematic exposure to the most important ideas in social group work today, "Perspectives on Social Group Work Practice" expands the repertoire of working concepts vital to contemporary practice.

Social Work, Social Justice, and Human Rights

Social Work, Social Justice, and Human Rights

A Structural Approach to Practice, Second Edition

  • Author: Colleen Lundy
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442604328
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Social workers take pride in their commitment to social and economic justice, peace, and human rights, and in their responses to related inequalities and social problems. At a time when economic globalization, armed conflict, and ecological devastation continue to undermine human rights and the possibilities for social justice, the need for linking a structural analysis to social work practice is greater than ever. The second edition of this popular social work practice text more fully addresses the connection between social justice and human rights. It includes a discussion of social work's role in promoting peace and responding to environmental problems. It also places a greater attention on the links between social work theories/concepts and practice skill/responses. The text has been updated and revised throughout with four new chapters: social work and human rights, cultural competence and practice with immigrant communities, social work and mental health communities, and practice with couples and families. Detailed case studies demonstrate the integration of theory, policy, and practice.

Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice

Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice

  • Author: Carol L. Langer,Cynthia Lietz
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118859782
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceteaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real worldpractice. Fully aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the book linkstheory to practice with clear, concise instruction including adiscussion of evidence-based practice. Twelve commonly-usedtheories are thoroughly explained, with discussion of the strengthsand limitations of each, and applied to real work with individuals,groups, families, communities, and organizations. The book includescase studies and first-person contributions from practicing socialworkers to illustrate the real-world scenarios in which differentconcepts apply. Critical thinking questions help studentsstrengthen their understanding of the ideas presented. Toolsincluding a test bank, PowerPoint slides, and an instructor'smanual are available to facilitate classroom use, providing asingle-volume guide to the entire helping process, from engagementto termination. Practice is a core foundational course for future socialworkers, but many practice texts focus on skills while neglectingthe theoretical basis for social work. Applying Theory toGeneralist Social Work Practice fills that gap by covering bothskills and theory in a single text. Examines the applications of prevailing social theories Covers the most common theories used in micro, mezzo, and macropractice Helps readers understand well-established approaches likestrengths perspective, humanistic and client-centered,task-centered, and solution-focused brief therapy Shows how to apply major theories including ecological/system,cognitive/behavioral, conflict, empowerment, narrative, crisis,critical, and feminist An effective social worker recognizes the link between theoryand practice, and how the two inform each other to culminate in themost effective intervention and most positive outcome for theclient. Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceprovides students with a roadmap to the full integration ofphilosophy and application in social work.

Community development (second edition)

Community development (second edition)

A critical approach

  • Author: Margaret Ledwith
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447300831
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
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Community development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second edition of a bestselling text develops critiques of the changing context and identifies challenges faced by community development both at community level and as a collective force for a more just, equal and sustainable future. Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field, the new edition will be essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, youth and community work, social work, health and education.

Comfort Theory and Practice

Comfort Theory and Practice

A Vision for Holistic Health Care and Research

  • Author: Katharine Kolcaba, PhD, RN, C
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826197269
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
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"I am most excited and impressed with the scope and focus of this work. As I began to read it, I had trouble putting it down. It is highly readable, engaging, all-inclusive, and most informative." Jean Watson, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN "I am honored and delighted to recommend this text for all nurses who cared for and care about patients." from the Foreword by May Wykle, RN, PhD, FAAN This book places comfort at the forefront of nursing care, by presenting a carefully researched theory of comfort that nurses can use as a framework for practice. Engagingly written, the book combines a first-person account of the development of the theory with supporting research, and practical information for its application. Kolcaba analyzes the concept of comfort; describes its physical, psychospiritual, environmental and sociocultural components; evaluates its meaning in the many different contexts in which health care occurs; and describes how it can be measured. The appendix includes comfort care questionnaires that can be used with patients in many settings, and a comfort scale that can be used with patients for a quick assessment of comfort. Clinicians, researchers, educators, and students will find this holistic approach helpful in setting priorities and parameters for patient care.

Social Work in Context

Social Work in Context

A Reader

  • Author: Kalyani Mehta,Ann Wee
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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This book locates social work in the Asian context and discusses the applications of theories, principles and values according to the socio-economic and cultural context of Southeast Asia. As social work as a profession is very closely related to the context in which it operates, this book will prove very useful for undergraduates as well as students who are studying diplomas in social work.

Transactional Analysis Approaches to Brief Therapy

Transactional Analysis Approaches to Brief Therapy

What Do You Say Between Saying Hello and Goodbye?

  • Author: Keith Tudor
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761956808
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 237
  • View: 5362
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Of all the approaches to therapy, Transactional Analysis (or TA) is arguably one of those most suited to time-limited work. At a time when short-term therapy is increasingly dominant as a form of practice, Transactional Analysis Approaches to Brief Therapy provides an insightful guide which both informs and challenges. Rather than a single theory, TA has developed as a group of four schools which share a common philosophy, but place different emphasis on what occurs during the therapeutic process. Written by therapists at the leading edge of developments in TA, the book presents and differentiates each of these four approaches. Through transcripts and commentaries, it shows how theory applies to practice, for exampl

Theory and Practice of Modern Islamic Finance

Theory and Practice of Modern Islamic Finance

The Case Analysis from Australia

  • Author: Abu Umar Faruq Ahmad
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN: 1599425173
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 324
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Theory and Practice of Modern Islamic Finance seeks to contribute to the existing body of work in the area of Islamic finance through examining the extent of divergence in practice of Islamic financing from the traditional Shari'ah in the Australian context. The author makes a discursive analysis of the regulation of Islamic finance in Australia in terms of (a) the financing instruments used, (b) certainty of transactions between participants in the system, and (c) institutional risk management of Islamic financial institutions. The work's objectives are two-fold: (a) to analytically study the extent to which Islamic Financial Services Providers (IFSPs) of Australia differ from the traditional Shari'ah in their current practices of Islamic legal financial system by their use of different financial products and techniques, and (b) to create awareness and transparency about the various products and instruments used by IFSPs of Australia. REVIEWS "It is indeed a most comprehensive, methodologically sound, well organised, lucid, comprehensively documented and analysed, and convincingly argued and concluded research. It systemically addressed all the research questions raised and very convincingly and successfully resolved them to logical conclusions. The study can convincingly claim to have made a breakthrough in the frontier of knowledge in the field of Islamic finance" Professor R. I. Molla, Multimedia University, Malaysia "Discussions of the topics throughout the book are logically coherent and presented in plain language. It is an insightful, well researched, logically organised and lucidly presented research work having overwhelming strengths and very limited weaknesses. I have no hesitation to say that this book may provide useful guidelines for dealing with the emerging issue of Islamic finance around the world.." Dr. S. M. Solaiman, The University of Wollongong, Australia "I have gone through for the most part of author s present work and found that it was excellent. I must congratulate him for preparing a research work of such standard. It was due to his extreme commitment, sense of professionalism, and perseverance." Professor A. B. Rafique Ahmad, Pro-VC, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh "I read this book on Islamic finance with lots of interest. It is one of the finest pieces of writing, in terms of content, eyes to detail, referencing and scholarly analysis. It is often a challenge to simplify such a complex subject without loosing the necessary details. There are very few Islamic books that introduce all jurisdictions. This book filled in this gap through making an unbiased objective reading. The book have covered very valid governance issues such as the conflict of interest of the regulators (Shari'ah Board), the products resembling conventional loans and the reluctance of sharing the full risk. While Islamic Institutions may shy away from the author, his talent will be highly sought in academia and research circles." Dr. Shahadat Chowdhury, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia This book appears to be the only major research monograph on Islamic finance in Australia. The historical, rational and critical methodology of this book follows the scientific research methodology of the great twentieth century philosopher of science Karl Popper. The clarity and logical rigour resulting from this approach is one of the major strengths of this work. Chapters 1-3 and 5 are of excellent quality and reflect Dr Ahmad's authoritative knowledge in the field of Islamic law. Chapters 6-11 reflect not only Dr Ahmad's expertise in Islamic financial law, evident in previous chapters but also his extensive practical experience in his advisory and consultancy work. The book raises many questions for future research, including, how to resolve the perceived divergence of financial practice from Islamic law and the development of a fully satisfa

Analyzing Social Policy

Analyzing Social Policy

Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

  • Author: Mary Katherine O'Connor,F. Ellen Netting
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118044193
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as well as their individual responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughly examine various approaches to the analysis of social policies and how these approaches provide the knowledge, multiple perspectives, and other resources to understand and grasp the nuances of social policy in all its complexity. Comprehensive and based on research, Analyzing Social Policy explores: An overview of the practice of social policy analysis The role of research in guiding policy analysis The idea of policy analyses as research Themes, assumptions, and major theories that undergird rational models of policy analysis Nonrational themes, assumptions, and major theories informing nontraditional interpretive and critical approaches to policy analysis Strategies for applying selected models and approaches when engaging in policy analysis as research Providing practitioners and students with a set of tools that can be used to enhance an understanding of what constitutes policy as well as acceptable standards for critical analysis of policy, this resource enables policy advocates—regardless of their level—to be political, strategic, and critical in their work.

Social Capitalism in Theory and Practice: The people's capitalism

Social Capitalism in Theory and Practice: The people's capitalism

  • Author: Robert Corfe
  • Publisher: Arena books
  • ISBN: 9780955605543
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 486
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In the second volume of Corfe's work on Social Capitalism, he examines the financial-industrial system and identifies issues, which are untouched by contemporary politicians across the political spectrum.

SOFSEM 2006: Theory and Practice of Computer Science

SOFSEM 2006: Theory and Practice of Computer Science

32nd Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, Merin, Czech Republic, January 21-27, 2006, Proceedings

  • Author: Jirí Wiedermann,Gerard Tel,Jaroslav Pokorný,Mária Bieliková,Július Štuller
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540311980
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 576
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 32nd Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, SOFSEM 2006, held in Merin, Czech Republic in January 2006. The 45 revised full papers, including the best Student Research Forum paper, presented together with 10 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 157 submissions. The papers were organized in four topical tracks on computer science foundations, wireless, mobile, ad hoc and sensor networks, database technologies, and semantic Web technologies.