Social Policy and Social Work

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Informationen zum Autor David Denney worked as a probation officer in Birmingham and London. He has taught on social work and Social Policy courses at the Universities of Kent and Wales. He currently holds a Senior Lectureship/ Readership at Royal Holloway University of London. He has held a visiting scholarship at the University of North Carolina and has wide international consultancy experience. He gave evidence to the Commission on Systemic racism in the Ontario Criminal JusticeSystem. Klappentext In this book, David Denney introduces some of the fundamental debates which link social work to social policy. Relevant to undergraduate students and researchers of social policy and social work, as well as professionals in related areas, this book enables the reader to develop a critical understanding of how social policy is related to social work both practically and theoretically. This is the only text of its kind which encourages and assists social workers in understanding recent developments in social policy. Throughout the book the centrality of linking theory to practice is emphasized. Chapters cover issues surrounding older people, disability, mental health, community care, working with offenders, children, the family, antiracism and social work. The book is equipped with further learning aids: All chapters contain a summary of the main points at the beginning, exercises and guided reading. Zusammenfassung Enables readers to develop a critical understanding of how social policy is related to social work both practically and theoretically. Covers a wide area including community care, older people, offenders, children, mental health and disability and all are considered within various anti-discriminatory frameworks. Inhaltsverzeichnis INTRODUCTION: AIMS OF THE BOOK; PART ONE: CONCEPTS, CONTEXT AND IDEAS; 1. Historical Developments; 2. Ideology, Social Policy and Social Work; 3. Social Policy, Social Work and Social Problems; 4. Services, Poverty and the Social Construction of Human need; 5. Discrimination and Oppression: Policy and Practice; 6. Ideological Perspectives and Older People: a Case Study; PART TWO: USER GROUPS; 7. Disablement: Social Work and Social Policy; 8. Black People: Social Work and Social Policy; 9. Women: Policy and Practice; 10. Working with Families; 11. Sexuality and Social Work; 12. Children and Child Care; 13. Mental Health Policy and Services; 14. Working with Offenders; PART THREE: MARKETS: WELFARE AND PRACTICE; 15. Competition and Community Care; 16. The Impact of Community Care and Practice; 17. Users' Rights and User Empowerment; 18. Problem Definitions and Solutions: Looking Back to the Future; Bibliography ...

The strengths outweigh any weaknesses of this ambitious and welcome text. Brian Munday, University of Kent, Canterbury

Autorentext
David Denney worked as a probation officer in Birmingham and London. He has taught on social work and Social Policy courses at the Universities of Kent and Wales. He currently holds a Senior Lectureship/ Readership at Royal Holloway University of London. He has held a visiting scholarship at the University of North Carolina and has wide international consultancy experience. He gave evidence to the Commission on Systemic racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System.

Klappentext

In this book, David Denney introduces some of the fundamental debates which link social work to social policy. Relevant to undergraduate students and researchers of social policy and social work, as well as professionals in related areas, this book enables the reader to develop a critical understanding of how social policy is related to social work both practically and theoretically. This is the only text of its kind which encourages and assists social workers in understanding recent developments in social policy. Throughout the book the centrality of linking theory to practice is emphasized. Chapters cover issues surrounding older people, disability, mental health, community care, working with offenders, children, the family, antiracism and social work. The book is equipped with further learning aids: All chapters contain a summary of the main points at the beginning, exercises and guided reading.



Zusammenfassung
Enables readers to develop a critical understanding of how social policy is related to social work both practically and theoretically. Covers a wide area including community care, older people, offenders, children, mental health and disability and all are considered within various anti-discriminatory frameworks.

Inhalt

INTRODUCTION: AIMS OF THE BOOK; PART ONE: CONCEPTS, CONTEXT AND IDEAS; 1. Historical Developments; 2. Ideology, Social Policy and Social Work; 3. Social Policy, Social Work and Social Problems; 4. Services, Poverty and the Social Construction of Human need; 5. Discrimination and Oppression: Policy and Practice; 6. Ideological Perspectives and Older People: a Case Study; PART TWO: USER GROUPS; 7. Disablement: Social Work and Social Policy; 8. Black People: Social Work and Social Policy; 9. Women: Policy and Practice; 10. Working with Families; 11. Sexuality and Social Work; 12. Children and Child Care; 13. Mental Health Policy and Services; 14. Working with Offenders; PART THREE: MARKETS: WELFARE AND PRACTICE; 15. Competition and Community Care; 16. The Impact of Community Care and Practice; 17. Users' Rights and User Empowerment; 18. Problem Definitions and Solutions: Looking Back to the Future; Bibliography

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Social Policy and Social Work
Autor
EAN
9780198781493
ISBN
0198781490
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten
288
Gewicht
562g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T15mm
Jahr
1998
Untertitel
Englisch
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