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Social Work: Contexts and Practice is a practical introduction to the issues currently faced in social work practice. Thoroughly revised to provide students with the practical skills they need to work in the social work fields of practice.The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to more effectively guide students through the diverse issues faced by social workers in the field and provide them with the practice skills they need to join them.New to this edition:New Chapter 3: Social Justice and Critical ReflectionHeavy updates to reflect recent changes in the industryNew supplementary materials to engage students and further their understanding
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Table of Contents

Foreword Table of Contents List of Figures List of Tables Contributors Preface AcknowledgementsPart 1: Social Work and Contemporary IssuesThe Art and Science of Social WorkLouise Harms and Jane MaidmentSocial Work Practice Theories and FrameworksMarie Connolly and Karen HealySocial Justice and Critical Reflection Sharlene NipperessSocial Work, Poverty and DisadvantageMichael O'BrienRevisiting Cross-cultural Practice Charlotte WilliamsPart 2: Fields of PracticeWorking with Domestic and Family ViolenceCathy Humphreys and Kristin DiemerAboriginal Issues and PracticeStephanie GilbertMaking Sense of Indigenous Issues in Aotearoa New ZealandLeland A. RuwhiuPasifika Social WorkYvonne Crichton-HillWorking with Refugees and Asylum SeekersJay Marlowe and Linda BriskmanWorking in Health Social WorkLiz Beddoe and Rosalie PockettSocial Work and Disability Lorna HallahanWorking with Older PeopleJane Maidment and Ralph HampsonSupporting Well-being in Mental Health PracticeLynne Briggs and Carole AdamsonWorking in the Alcohol and Other Drugs FieldDavid Rose and Janet FarrowWorking in Child and Family WelfareEmily Keddell and Ilan KatzSocial Work and the Justice SystemAnnabel Taylor and Andrew FrostPsychosocial Responses to DisasterLouise Harms and Margaret AlstonTrans-Tasman ReflectionsLouise Harms, Marie Connolly and Jane MaidmentConcluding ThoughtsGlossaryBibliographyIndex

About the Author

Marie Connolly is Chair and Head of Social Work in the School of Health Sciences at University of Melbourne.Louise Harms is Associate Dean (Equity, Diversity and Staff Development) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and Deputy Head in the Department of Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.Jane Maidment is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services and Social Work and Chair of the University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee.

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