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Description - Critical social work with children and families by Steve Rogowski

This book traces the changing fortunes of radical and critical social work in the U.K., and examines the theory, context and application of such approaches. Radical social work of the 1970s declined as the rise of neoliberalism changed the nature of the welfare state along with what social workers do and how. A looser critical approach developed, although practitioner demoralisation and disillusionment led to the 'second wave' of radical social work in the late 2000s. Despite challenges, critical practice is both necessary and possible in the neoliberal world. Drawing on the author's unique experience, core areas of practice with children and families are covered, including real life case studies, key point summaries and suggestions for further reading. The essential argument is for an emancipatory practice geared to meeting immediate needs, as well as having some vision of a future, more socially just and equal, society. The book will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate social work students, experienced practitioners, educators, managers and policy makers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781447305033
ISBN-10: 1447305035
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 172mm x 11mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Policy Press
Publisher: Policy Press
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steve Rogowski

Dr. Steve Rogowski is a qualified social worker and has been practicing, mainly with children and families, for approaching 40 years. He has a particular interest in young offending having published in this area, as well as in the social work and social policy fields more generally. Recent work includes the book `Social Work: The Rise and Fall of a Profession?' 2010, Bristol: Policy Press.

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