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Social Work and Human Development
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Social Work and Human Development

Fifth Edition


May 2017 | 248 pages | Learning Matters

Social work engages with people across the life course, and social workers are expected to work with groups of people at very different stages of their life. Developing a thorough understanding of human growth to encompass the whole of the life course is therefore a central part of all qualifying social work training and practice. 

A clear favourite among students and lecturers, this bestselling book introduces the main theoretical models in a clear and accessible way before applying them to various stages of the life course. From infants to older adults, the author uses case studies and practice examples to bring social work methods, skills and principles to life.

 
Introduction
 
Understanding Human Development Through the Life Course
 
An Introduction to Theoretical Models for Understanding Human Life Course Development
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Infants, Young Children and Their Families
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Older Children and Their Families
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Adolescents
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Adults
 
Using Life Course Development Knowledge in Social Work Practice with Older Adults
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix - Professional capabilities framework
 
Glossary

The use of activities in this book really helps to cement the learning. Lifespan theories are explained and applied in a clear and accessible way.

Mrs Carolyn S Gair
School of Social Work,Allied&Public He, Staffordshire University
June 26, 2018

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Social Work & Human Development - Chapter 1