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This student-friendly textbook uses theoretical perspectives to bring to life social theories relating to health and illness. including binge drinking, obesity, the prominence of therapy and the search for happiness.
Theory, Context and Practice
This book traces the changing fortunes of radical and critical social work, and examines the theory and application of such approaches.
Positive Approaches to Practice
This exciting new book outlines the state of practice now in flux within structures created by New Labour but moving in a different direction under the Coalition Government. It explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the centre and works collaboratively to nurture strengths, competences and capital.
Understanding crime and social policy encourages readers to reflect upon the close connections, and sometimes tensions, between crime reduction and social policy agendas.
Culturally Sensitive Practice in a Diverse World
This unique textbook enables social work practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations.
Making a Difference
This book addresses the gap in social work education by providing a combination of research evidence, policy frameworks and practical hints and tips for good social work practice for all those in children's and adults' social work and social care settings who are working with people who use alcohol or other drugs.
Contemporary Policy and Practice
This wide-ranging book is one of the first texts to deal with adult social care as a distinct entity and is an up to date source on contemporary government policies, debates and research.
Theory and Application
This is the first book to extend the narrative lens to explore the contribution of narrative to social work values and ethics, social policy and our understanding of the self in social, cultural and political context.
Theories, Values and Tools for Working with Children and Young People
The book combines social pedagogy theories, psychology, sociology and social work with a social constructionist perspective to help practitioners guide children and young people to cope better with the challenges they face as they grow up.
Illustrating the insights which Social Policy analysis offers to understanding the social world through examples such as the impact decisions about care provision have on workplace opportunities and access to welfare for men and women.