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Working with Risk : Skills for Contemporary Social Work.

Author: Hazel Kemshall; Bernadette Wilkinson; Kerry Baker
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Series: SCSW - Skills for contemporary Social Work.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assessing and managing risk is a daily challenge for social workers. Working with risk can be anxiety provoking and demanding, requiring great skill and high levels of confidence. In these complex situations, social workers have to work hard to get the balance right. This innovative book focuses on the development and use of skills for work with risk. Using a range of case studies, examples and reflective exercises,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kemshall, Hazel.
Working with Risk : Skills for Contemporary Social Work.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Kemshall; Bernadette Wilkinson; Kerry Baker
ISBN: 9780745672083 0745672086
OCLC Number: 862611711
Notes: Supervision.
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages).
Contents: Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Figures and Activity Boxes; Acknowledgements; 1: Understanding Risk; What is Risk?; Understanding Risk in Social Work; Structure of the Book; 2: Skills for Risk Assessment; The Focus of Risk Assessment; Purpose; Individuals and contexts: different risks and their effects; Holding the balance; Defensible Practice; Approaches to Risk Assessment; Actuarial and unstructured clinical assessments; Structured professional judgement and associated assessment tools; Risk Factors and Estimating Future Risk; Risk factors for violence in the mentally ill. Risk factors for child abuseRisk factors for elder abuse; Risk factors for domestic violence; Understanding Cause and Effect; Thresholds; A Range of Essential Skills and Abilities in Risk Assessment; Organizational Skills; Communication with Other Professionals; Communicating with Service Users; Analysis judgement and recording; Individual attributes and reflection; Conclusion; 3: The Art of Decision Making; Skills Required to Exercise Sound Judgement and Make Good Decisions About Risk; Exercising sound judgement: critically appraising information. Exercising sound judgement: weighing up the evidenceMaking good decisions about risk: developing critical reasoning and reflection; Understanding the Emotions, Values, Attitudes and Biases that Affect Decision Making in Negative Ways; Understanding the impact of negative emotions; Understanding the impact of values and risk; Understanding the impact of bias and risk; Alternative Frameworks for Decision Making: Rehearsing Risk Scenarios; Conclusion; 4: Risk Planning and Management; Thresholds and Categorization; Key Stages in Planning and Delivering Risk Management; The Goal of Risk Management. What Needs to Change?How Will Change be Brought About?; Timescales and Sequencing; Contingency Planning; Recording, Monitoring and Review; Skills in Working with Others; Conclusion; 5: Risk and Ethics; Role, Responsibilities and Ethical Beliefs; Managing 'threats' to my ethical beliefs; Service-User Rights and Choices, and the Management of Risk; The Ethics of 'Making Do'; Role Boundaries: Compromise and Collusion; Summary and Conclusion; 6: Review and Evaluation of Risk; Learning from Inquiries and Serious Case Reviews; Key lessons; Report recommendations. Changing practice: the impact of reviews and reportsEffective Risk Systems; The Fitness of Risk Policies and Procedures to Deliver What is Required of Them; Monitoring, Audit and Quality Assurance; Knowing what you need to know; System Oversight; Learning and Improving; Summary and Conclusion; 7: Managing Self in the Organizational Context; Self-Management Skills; Motivation to Engage with the Task; Knowledge, Skills and Reflection on Practice; Coping with Stress: The Importance of Resilience; Self-Management Skills and Risk; Taking Steps to Support Organizational Survival; Working with peers.
Series Title: SCSW - Skills for contemporary Social Work.

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