"An excellent, balanced introduction to key themes both sociological and psychological - one of the bext introductory books in this area"- Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds
From the Publisher
This book is part of a new range of undergraduate course books which has been developed specifically to support social work training providers and students in the first year of the new degree (starting in September 2003). Structured around the key knowledge areas as set out in the DoH Requirements for Social Work Training document, these introductory texts support students in applying their knowledge to practice situations and reflecting on their experiences.
* Case studies to help reinforce learning and relate discussions of models and theories directly to social work practice.
* Learning activities to help students check their progress and explore areas in greater depth.
* Summaries of contemporary research, providing students with up-to-date evidence for best practice and suggestions for further reading.