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Social Work Books

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Social Work with Substance Users - Anna Nelson
ISBN: 1848602227
This engaging and comprehensive book explores social work with problematic substance use. Anna Nelson offers social workers new insight on the subject, helping students to understand the issue as it affects service users across a range of social work practice settings.

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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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Professional Boundaries in Social Work and Social Care - Frank Cooper
ISBN: 9781849052153
Professional boundaries between worker and client underpin all areas of practice in social work and social care, and the mismanagement of these boundaries can lead to unprofessional conduct and negative consequences for both worker and client.

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Social Work - Jan Fook
ISBN: 9781446200520
Social work is a human profession founded on social justice. It is difficult however to negotiate this in the constantly-changing context of the twenty first century. Now in its' second edition, this book considers the critical tradition of social work and updates it with postmodern thinking.

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Human rights and social Work - Jim Ife
ISBN: 9781107693876
Explores how the principles of human rights inform contemporary social work practice. Jim Ife considers the implications of social work's traditional Enlightenment heritage and the possibilities of 'post-Enlightenment' practice in a way that is accessible, direct and engaging.

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Green Social Work - Lena Dominelli
ISBN: 9780745654010
Social work is the profession that claims to intervene to enhance people's well-being. However, social workers have played a low-key role in environmental issues that increasingly impact on people's well-being, both locally and globally. This compelling new contribution confronts this topic head-on, examining environmental issues from a social work perspective.

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Social Work Skills and Knowledge - Pamela Trevithick
ISBN: 9780335238071
What a sensible book, a book born of much wisdom and practical experience. Takes the reader on a wonderfully clear but thorough journey of social work’s knowledge, skills and values in which theories are elegantly put into practice. The whole enterprise is reassuringly held together by a strong commitment to organised thinking and the value of the social work relationship. For those who want to sharpen their ideas while keeping their practical feet firmly on the ground, this is the book for you


Articles on social work by Newcastle authors

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