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Best Practice in Social Work
Critical Perspectives
 
 
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27 Nov 2007
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Social work has laboured too long under a 'deficit' model that focuses on failings and problems of practice. Emphasising best practice, strengths and collaborative partnership this ambitious book seeks to redress the balance. Undergraduate and post-qualifying social work students alike will find it a useful resource.


Description

Social work has laboured too long under a 'deficit' model that focuses on failings and problems of practice. Emphasising best practice, strengths and collaborative partnership this ambitious book seeks to redress the balance. Undergraduate and post-qualifying social work students alike will find it a useful resource.


Contents

Introduction: Best Practice in Social Work: A Critical Perspective; K.Jones, B.Cooper & H.Ferguson
PART I: CRITICAL BEST PRACTICE: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES
The Theory and Practice of Critical Best Practice in Social Work; H.Ferguson
Beyond Anti-Oppressive Practice in Social Work: Best Practice and the Ethical Use of Power in Adult Care; A.Gardener
Situating Person and Place: Best Practice in Dementia Care; K.Jones with I.Powell
Emotional Engagement in Social Work: Best Practice and Relationships in Mental Health Work; C.Keeping
Constructive First Engagement: Best Practice in Social Work Interviewing - Keeping the Child in Mind; B.Cooper
PART II: CRITICAL BEST PRACTICE: INTERVENTIONS AND INTERACTIONS
Best Practice in Social Work Interviewing: Processes of Negotiation and Assessment; B.Cooper
Best Practice in Child Protection: Preventing and Healing Child Abuse; S.Leigh & A.Farmer
Best Practice in Child Protection and Family Support: Promoting Child Safety and Democratic Families H.Ferguson
Best Practice in Child Advocacy: Matty's Story; J.Dalrymple & H.Horan
Best Practice in Adult Protection: Safety, Choice and Inclusion; K.Jones & K.Spreadbury
Best Practice with People with Learning Difficulties: Being Seen and Heard; J.Coles & P.Connors
Best Practice in Emergency Mental Health Social Work: On Using Good Judgement; J.O'Gara
PART III: CRITICAL BEST PRACTICE: PRACTICE SETTINGS AND CULTURES
Partnership Working as Best Practice: Working Across Boundaries in Health and Social Care; P.Taylor, K.Jones with D.Gorman
Promoting Best Practice Through Supervision, Support and Communities of Practice; J.Thomas & K.Spreadbury
Best Practice as Skilled Organisational Work; B.Senior with E.Loades
Concluding Reflections on the Nature and Future of Critical Best Practice; K.Jones, B.Cooper & H.Ferguson


Authors

HARRY FERGUSON is Professor of Social Work at the University of West of England, UK. He is a qualified social worker and has practiced, taught, researched and published extensively on social work for thirty years. He is the author of Protecting Children in Time: Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity (Palgrave 2004).

KAREN JONES is Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England, UK where she co-ordinates the post qualifying award in adult social work. She has practiced as a social worker in mental health, learning difficulties and adult disability.

BARRY COOPER is Lecturer in Social Work with The Open University, UK. He is the author of a number of journal articles on social work theory, practice, and continuing professional development.