Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People
- Jonathan Parker - Bournemouth University, UK, University of Stavanger, Norway
- Sara Ashencaen Crabtree - Bournemouth University, UK
Social Work & Social Policy (General) | Social Work Practice (General)
Social workers, whatever their specialism, practise with people at the margins of society. It is therefore essential that all social work students not only understand the powers and processes that lead to disadvantage and marginalisation but develop the knowledge and skills needed to bring about change and uphold social justice in all aspects of their professional practice. Split into three parts, this book considers what is meant by disadvantage and marginalisation, how this can come about and the impact this may have on lives, before unpicking the key knowledge and skills needed to practice effectively with individuals and groups. It then goes on to show what good ethical and reflective practice looks like, going step-by-step through the ins and outs of using the law and policy to bring about change before considering key ethical dilemmas in practice.
Excellent resource broadening the scope of understanding of the role of the practioner in upholding the principles of equality, diversity and person centred care.
As always a fantastic book identifying a number of key areas for marginalised individuals offering debate and analysis as well as case studies for reflection.