Social 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' A 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.
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