A Textbook of Social Work by Brian Sheldon

By Brian Sheldon

The place did specialist social paintings originate from? How potent are social paintings interpretations within the lives of weak humans? A Textbook of Social paintings offers a accomplished dialogue of social paintings perform and its evidence-base. It moves a stability among the necessity for social employees to appreciate the social, financial, cultural, mental and interpersonal elements which offer upward thrust to consumers’ difficulties, and the necessity for them to understand how top to reply with functional measures. Divided into 3 components: the textual content covers the heritage and of social paintings as a move and career within the first, and social paintings equipment and ways within the moment. the ultimate half seems to be on the significant specialisms, together with, between others, chapters on: childrens and households formative years Offenders and substance misusers Social paintings and psychological health and wellbeing Disabled humans Older humans supplying a entire consultant to conceptual and methodological concerns in social paintings and containing considerable case experiences and examples, this e-book is a vital learn for social paintings scholars, in addition to a worthwhile source for practitioners and teachers.

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QED. Later attempts at a reform of social work If we have seen one thing in our historical tour, it is that socio-political and cultural factors powerfully affect definitions of what social work should be for. Imagine for a moment the conditions in the 1960s. Radical left-wing movements abounded; R. D. Laing (1960) was writing his (mistaken) anti-psychiatry tracts (see Sheldon, 1994), and sociologists were producing treatises on youth justice which seemed to suggest that misguided attempts at help by social workers and probation officers were responsible for the cruel ‘labelling’ of youngsters.

Imagine for a moment the conditions in the 1960s. Radical left-wing movements abounded; R. D. Laing (1960) was writing his (mistaken) anti-psychiatry tracts (see Sheldon, 1994), and sociologists were producing treatises on youth justice which seemed to suggest that misguided attempts at help by social workers and probation officers were responsible for the cruel ‘labelling’ of youngsters. This verse from Bernstein’s West Side Story captures the spirit of the times: Officer Krupke, you’re really a slob.

It formed itself into the Charity Organisation Society (COS) in 1869 and introduced the idea of ‘rational planning’ for, and the evaluation of, the practical effectiveness of charitable assistance. 4 Canon Samuel and Mrs Henrietta Barnett, founders of Toynbee Hall, University Settlement, London. Source: Reprinted courtesy of Barnett House, University of Oxford No work of charity is complete which does not place the person benefited in a state of self-dependence. g. shame or the influence of relatives.

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