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Inhaltsangabe: The process of engaging in social work assessment should be therapeutic and perceived of as part of the range of services offered. This view acknowledges that assessment is more than an administrative task, a form of gatekeeping for resources, or a means of determining risk. It confirms the need for assessment and intervention to be conceptualized as part of a continuum of contact between social worker and service user. This essential book, acclaimed in its first edition, offers social workers an extensively revised, restructured, updated, and comprehensive guide to empowering practice for themselves and for the people with whom they work. Using case illustrations, evidence-based guidance, and practical activities combined with extensive references, this valuable learning resource will help students, practitioners, managers, trainers, and policy-makers synthesize their social work knowledge and theory, to provide holistic support and effective services. Based on UK legal regulations, this second edition is geared towards the needs of those in graduate training courses, as well as for a range of in-service training in voluntary or statutory social work and social care. It combines the practice elements of assessment and intervention in a uniquely integrated way, which is consistent with an anti-oppressive practice and the foundational values and skills of modern psycho-social practice.
About the Author: Chris Beckett qualified as a social worker in the 1980s, and worked in the field for 18 years, first as a social worker and then as a manager, latterly as the manager of a children and families social work team. Like most social workers who qualified at that time, he started out as a generic social worker, working with a range of service users including children and families, old people, and people with mental health problems and disabilities, but his predominant area of work was always with children and families.He moved into academic social work in 2000, working first at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and then at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. In addition to his social work text books, he has published academic articles on a variety of topics including the use of military language in social work, the importance of realism as an ethical principle, and statistics from Sweden about child abuse, following the legal ban there on corporal punishment. His main research area has been decision-making in court proceedings about children, and decision-making about children more generally.Chris has a parallel career as a writer of literary science fiction, and has achieved some acclaim in this field. He won the Edge Hill Short Fiction prize for his story collection, The Turing Test, and the Arthur C. Clarke award for his novel Dark Eden. He now divides his time between his academic career and his fiction writing. More information about his fiction can be found at www.chris-beckett.com. His view is that academic and creative writing have more in common than might at first sight appear: in both cases the author begins with a jumble of ideas that seem to him to be in some way linked together, and attempts, in large part by a combination of intuition and trial and error, to impose some shape and structure.Chris has three adult children, and lives in Cambridge with his wife Maggie and sundry animals.
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