Social Work: Contexts and Practice
Edition 3 Rev ed
OverviewSocial Work: Contexts and Practice is a comprehensive introduction to the field of social work. Now in its third edition, it continues to speak to both Australia and Aotearoa, addressing common trans-Tasman concerns while at the same time responding to the unique experiences of social work within each country. The book is divided into three broad sections: Part 1 explores the context of practice and the broad-ranging influences that shape the profession, particularly its vision and development; Part 2 then considers the diverse fields of practice in which social workers find employment; and Part 3 looks at the professional developments that both support and challenge social workers. New to this edition New chapter on 'Spirituality in Social Work'Chapter on family violence now includes content on culture and gender: 'Family Violence, Gender and Culture'New chapter on 'Sexuality and Social Work'Chapter on 'working with refugees' now includes content on asylum seekers (chapter is now called 'Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers')New chapter on 'Youth Health, Mental Health and Well-being'New chapter on 'Social Work in the Context of Climate Change and Disasters'The chapter on 'Field Education Context and Practice' now includes content on written process recordings, structured observation within live supervision and emotional intelligence.