Social work and human development [3rd edition]

Crawford, Karin and Walker, Janet (2010) Social work and human development [3rd edition]. Transforming Social Work Practice, 3rd ed . Learning Matters Ltd, Exeter. ISBN 9781844453801

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In order to practice effectively, social workers need a critical understanding of how people develop and how the different stages in the average life course can alter and affect a person. Covering all stages of the life course, this book looks at the ways in which people develop before birth, as babies and children through adolescence and onto young, middle and older adulthood. With this knowledge, social workers are able to establish and maintain effective partnerships with both service-users and other professionals alike.

This book is part of the 'Transforming Social Work Practice' series which has become the market-leading series for social work students. In order to reflect the ongoing changes to social work practice and education, and in light of the Social Work Task Force report, the series is being improved even further. This best-selling book has been revised to reflect the implications of the Social Work Task Force Report on practice, particularly when working with children and young people. New research findings have also been included and relevant government guidance and policy documents have been acknowledged to reflect current theory and practice. The book remains a key text for students on the social work degree requiring thorough knowledge and understanding of human development and its impact on social work practice.

Keywords:social work, human development, undergraduate students
Subjects:L Social studies > L500 Social Work
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:3123
Deposited On:10 Aug 2010 09:01

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