The SAGE Handbook of Social Work
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Work

  • Mel Gray - University of Newcastle, Australia
  • James Midgley - University of California - Berkeley, University of California
  • Stephen A Webb - University of Newcastle, Australia



© 2012 | 808 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This Handbook is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume.

Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.

Split into seven parts, the Handbook investigates:

- Policy dimensions

- Practice

- Perspectives

- Values and ethics

- The context of social work

- Research

- Future challenges

It is essential reading for all students, practitioners, researchers, and academics engaged in social work.

PART ONE: WELFARE, SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL WORK
David Gil
Social work, social policy and welfarism
Mimi Abramovitz
Theorising welfare for social work
Robert P. Fairbanks II
New modalities of welfare governance
Sanford Schram
Welfare professionals and Street-level Bureaucrats
Mary Daly
Gender and welfare
James Midgley
Welfare and social development
PART TWO: SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVES
Pamela Trevithick
Practice perspectives
Gordon Jack
Ecological perspective
Eileen Gambrill
Behavioural perspectives
Jacqueline Corcoran
Family perspectives
Patrick Sullivan
Strengths perspectives
Karen Healy
Critical perspectives
PART THREE: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
Paula Doherty & Sue White
Knowledge for reflective practice
Eileen Munro
Risk assessment and decision making
Marlene G. Cooper
Integrative psychotherapy
Barry Cournoyer
Crisis intervention and trauma work
Karen S. Haynes
Empowering and transformative practice
Keith Popple
Macro-community practice
PART FOUR: SOCIAL WORK VALUES, ETHICS
Frederick Reamer
Codes of ethics
Donna McAuliffe
Ethical decision making
Lena Dominelli
Anti-oppressive practice
Brid Featherstone & Kate Morris
Feminist ethics of care
Purnima Sundar
Diversity and social work practice
Richard Hugman
Human rights and social justice
PART FIVE: SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH
Daniel Gredig, Ian Shaw and Peter Sommerfeld
Mapping the social work research agenda
Bruce Thyer
Evidence-based social work
Brian Taylor
Intervention research
Donald Forrester
Evaluation research
Deborah Padgett
Qualitative social work research
Mark Baldwin
Participatory action research
Elaine Sharland
Systematic review
PART SIX: SOCIAL WORK IN CONTEXT
Stan Houston
Children and families
Barbara Fawcett
Mental health
Nancy Hooyman
Older people
Romel Mackelprang
Disability
Doreen Elliott
Immigrants and refugees
Holly Matto
Drug and alcohol intervention
Nicola Carr
Criminal and juvenile justice
Steven Walker
Family support services
PART SEVEN: FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR SOCIAL WORK
Paul Michael Garrett
The future(s) of social work
David Stoesz & H. Karger
Social work education
Imogen Taylor
Interprofessional practice
Thomas Ley
New technologies for practice
Peter Beresford
Service-user participation
Narda Razack
International social work
Kwaku Osei-Hwedie, Morena Rankopo
Social work in developing countries
Iain Ferguson Stirling
The politics of social work

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction


'This manual will be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand recent findings on common themes and different points of view in international social work. It presents a continued flow of practical orientation in easy to read contributions'
- Prof. Dr. Rainer Treptow,
University of Tuebingen, Institute of Education


K.E. Murphy
Northwestern University
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'This manual will be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand recent findings on common themes and different points of view in international social work. It presents a continued flow of practical orientation in easy to read contributions'
- Prof. Dr. Rainer Treptow,
University of Tuebingen, Institute of Education


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