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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Social Work.
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2015 URL: http://libguides.newcastle.edu.au/social_work Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Social Work Books

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Adult Development and Aging - Cavanaugh & Blanchard-Fields
ISBN: 9781285444918
Publication Date: 2014
In its unparalleled coverage of current research & theory, the authors draw clear connections between research & application. The book's focus on "positive aging" & the gains & losses people experience across adulthood distinguish it from its competitors.

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Intellectual disability in health & social care - Shaw et al (Eds)
ISBN: 0415733898
Publication Date: 2014
Provides a comprehensive insight into intellectual disability healthcare. It is aimed at those who are training in the field of intellectual disability nursing & also untrained practitioners who work in both health and social care settings. Divided into 5 sections, it explores how a wide range of biological, health, psychological & social barriers impact upon people with learning disability...

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Social work with Indigenous communities : a human rights approach - Briskman, Linda
ISBN: 9781862879485
The realisation of the human rights of Australia’s Indigenous population has been marred by recurring and seemingly intractable issues such as poor health and over-representation in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. In this second edition, Briskman adopts a discursive human rights approach which offers the potential to center Indigenous rights and Indigenous voice.

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Evidence Discovery & Assessment in Social Work Practice - Margaret Pack & Justin Cargill (Eds)
ISBN: 9781466665637
Publication Date: 2014
Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome & manage obstacles in their daily lives. In an effort to better serve their clients, many practitioners have turned to evidence-based practice...

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Social Policy & Social Change: Toward the Creation of Social & Economic Justice - Jimenez et al
ISBN: 9781452268330
Publication Date: 2015
The New Edition of this seminal text examines issues of discrimination, health care, housing, income & child welfare & considers the policies that strive to improve them.

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The Road to Social Work & Human Service Practice - Chenoweth & McAuliffe
ISBN: 0170259838
Publication Date: 2015
Expertly signposts the key areas of knowledge, skills, values, ethics, practice contexts & contemporary debates. Client & practitioner perspectives give voice to important messages that practitioners need to hear.

 

Articles on social work by Newcastle authors

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