Social Work with Young People
By (author) Roger S. Smith
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Social Work with Young People by Roger S. Smith
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive textbook provides an engaging and accessible guide to working with young people in a range of social work settings. It places clear emphasis on the development of key skills, but doesn't shy away from important theories and evidence. The book explains why taking a usercentred approach is important, and highlights ways in which this can be put into practice. Chapter by chapter, the book introduces the reader to the challenges and potential of working with a range of groups, such as offenders, young people with disabilities, teenage parents, and young asylum seekers and refugees. The book explains clearly the current policies and organizational frameworks which shape social work practice. At the same time, it recognizes that effective social work practice is about much more than simply meeting guidelines, and gets to grips with the day-today realities of working with young people. Throughout, case studies are used to encourage readers to reflect on the people and situations they might encounter. In addition, each chapter includes an easy-to-follow summary, questions and annotated suggestions for additional reading - all written with the aim of stimulating readers' professional development. Social Work with Young People will be essential reading for social work students at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-qualifying level. It will also appeal to anyone who cares about developing a social work practice agenda with young people which is rooted in the principles of social justice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745639123
(256mm x 181mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger S. Smith
Universal Child?, Hardback (October 2009)
Addressing questions about the cultural specificity of childhood, the complementary value of psychological, biological and social understandings of children, and the impact of policy and law on how children are dealt with and perceived, this will be a core text for many courses related to childhood studies.
Doing Social Work Research, Paperback (September 2009)
This accessible book is based on the author's extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the discipline's core.
Social Work with Young People, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Roger S. Smith
There is nothing like this on the market that focuses on young people as a whole, rather than on sectors of youth (e.g. young offenders, young people in care etc. ) Suitable on a wide range of social work courses, e.g. children and families, drugs and alcohol users, mental health, family support - should be widely marketed.
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Author Biography - Roger S. Smith
Roger Smith is Professor of Social Work Research at De Montfort University.
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