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Social work : fields of practice

Author: Margaret Alston; Jennifer McKinnon
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This revised and updated text is an essential guide for social work students. It introduces students to the 'flavour' of each field of practice by examining the areas in which the majority of social workers are employed."--Jacket.
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Social work.
South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607864512
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Alston; Jennifer McKinnon
ISBN: 0195550471 9780195550474
OCLC Number: 60512559
Description: xviii, 325 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Context of contemporary social work practice / Margaret Alston and Jennifer McKinnon --
2. Working with women / Margaret Alston --
3. Social work with gay men and lesbians / Richard Roberts --
4. Social work and people with disabilities / Wendy Bowles --
5. Social work with indigenous Australians / Stephanie Gilbert --
6. Social work practice in an ethnically and culturally diverse Australia / Anthony McMahon --
7. Social work with families / Jan Mason --
8. Working with young people / Karen Healy, Maureen O'Regan and Michael Tansky --
9. Social work in health care settings / Elspeth Browne --
10. Social work practice in mental health / Robert Bland --
11. Social work in the changing field of income maintenance / Peta Fitzgibhon and Desley Hargreaves --
12. Employment, social justice, and social work : practice issues in a post-welfare state / Michael Wearing --
13. Gerontological social work / David Wiles --
14. The challenge of child protection / Elizabeth Fernandez --
15. Housing and contemporary social work practice / Michael Darcy and Judith Stubbs --
16. Criminal justice --
extending the social work focus / Elizabeth Moore --
17. Social work, sustainability, and the environment / Jennifer McKinnon --
18. Social work in rural and remote Australia / Brian Cheers and Judy Taylor --
19. Social work with refugee survivors of torture and trauma / Robin Bowles --
20. International social work : nature, scope, and practice issues / Jeanette Conway and Manohar Pawar.
Responsibility: edited by Margaret Alston and Jennifer McKinnon.
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