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Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

Key Concepts in Anti-Discriminatory Social Work

December 2009 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"This is a key text that provides a well-rounded introduction to anti-discriminatory social work, placing this underpinning concept within the context of theory, methods, policy, legislation and skills. It will be of immense value to students, practitioners and service users. An excellent book!"

John MacDonough, London South Bank University

"Addressing both the ideas underpinning anti-discriminatory practice and more practice oriented approaches, this is an accessible book which will be of benefit to social work students and practitioners." Amanda Thorpe, University of Bedfordshire

This Key Concepts clearly and concisely explains the basic ideas in the field of anti-discriminatory social work. It:

- Explores the range of discriminations that people experience and discusses a number of theories that inform Anti-discriminatory practice

- Considers the legal frameworks within which anti-discriminatory practice operates

- Analyses the skills and knowledge required to practice effectively

- Highlights the dynamic nature of anti-discriminatory practice and points the way towards a new practice dimension

- Provides an essential reference guide for all social work students and practitioners, as well as those taking courses in teacher training, youth and community, nursing, mid-wifery and mental health studies for whom anti-discriminatory practice is an important element in their study.

The Nature of Discrimination
Models of Anti-discriminatory Practice
Theories informing anti-discriminatory Practice Models
Political Dimension of Anti-discriminatory Practice
Legislation and Policies
Working with Diversity and challenging the status quo
Key skills, knowledge and ADP
Integrating ADP into Methods/Approaches
Dynamic nature of Anti-discriminatory Practice
Towards a new practice dimension

This is a very useful book which I have recommended to my first year social work students. It is easy to read and understood.

Miss Meldene Elder
Social Work Department, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
March 6, 2019

This is an excellent text for providing a full introduction to anti-discrimination in social work. I found the 'Points to Ponder' particularly useful as they were really thought-provoking questions for students.

Mrs Rhian Taylor
School of social policy, sociology and social reesarch, University of Kent
April 21, 2015

Key terms are well defined covers many areas in an easy to read way that are relevant to our students from Foundation Degree to BSC

Mrs Karen Burton
Health , Neath Port Talbot College
June 18, 2012

An excellent account of ADP and related issues for students to grasp the key concepts of ADP.
Will be of use to students throughout the whole degree.

Ms Elizabeth Mccreadie
Social Work , Thames Valley University
May 12, 2011

A very readable text, introduces the subject at a pace that takes the student along with it. The chapter on integrating anti-discriminatory practice into the work situation is extremely good.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
September 28, 2010

An excellent introductory text that introduces students to the key concepts of anti-discriminatory social work practice. It has an accessible feel, and is very user friendly.

Dr Kim Robinson
Tizard Centre, University of Kent
September 21, 2010

A good general text covering a diverse range of topics relevant to anti-discriminatory practice. Counsellors will find the text useful as general reading with information directly relevant to counselling practice.

Mr John Dixon
Counselor Education , Cleveland & Redcar College
September 14, 2010

A concise & accessible text which clearly explains the key concepts of ADP, within the context of theory, method & skill.

I particularly enjoyed the applied practice - orientated chapters e.g. 3, 6, 7 & 8; plus the 'points to ponder' sections which facilitate critical reflection & person centred - practice. An invaluable teaching aide and a key reference text for undergraduate social work students.

Mr David Gaylard
other, Chichester University
May 6, 2010

usable as a reference book/dictionary.

Dr Daniel Nilsson ranta
Social Work , Kalmar University
April 20, 2010

A useful new text

Mrs Liz Lefroy
Social Work , The North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
March 5, 2010

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