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By Brian Sheldon

The place did specialist social paintings originate from? How potent are social paintings interpretations within the lives of susceptible humans? A Textbook of Social paintings presents a finished dialogue of social paintings perform and its evidence-base. It moves a stability among the necessity for social staff to appreciate the social, monetary, cultural, mental and interpersonal elements which offer upward thrust to consumers’ difficulties, and the necessity for them to understand how most sensible to reply with sensible measures. Divided into 3 elements: the textual content covers the background and of social paintings as a circulation and occupation within the first, and social paintings tools and ways within the moment. the ultimate half appears to be like on the significant specialisms, together with, between others, chapters on: little ones and households early life Offenders and substance misusers Social paintings and psychological wellbeing and fitness Disabled humans Older humans supplying a complete consultant to conceptual and methodological matters in social paintings and containing considerable case reviews and examples, this ebook is a necessary learn for social paintings scholars, in addition to a precious source for practitioners and lecturers.

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2 Theory and practice in social work There is probably nothing more practical in puzzling circumstances than a good theory. Karl Popper Theories and theorizing The ability to ‘integrate theory and practice’ appears on all practice assessment schedules and guidelines for essays leading to the award of the professional qualification. It is thus a powerfully sanctioned, if somewhat vaguely defined, expectation of student social workers everywhere. This belief in the superiority of theoretically informed practice and the amendment of theory at the point of use to accommodate individual circumstances has long been an important test of the professional faith.

Laing (1960) was writing his (mistaken) anti-psychiatry tracts (see Sheldon, 1994), and sociologists were producing treatises on youth justice which seemed to suggest that misguided attempts at help by social workers and probation officers were responsible for the cruel ‘labelling’ of youngsters. This verse from Bernstein’s West Side Story captures the spirit of the times: Officer Krupke, you’re really a slob. This boy don’t need a doctor, just a good honest job. Society’s played him a terrible trick, And sociologic’ly he’s sick.

Cabot, 1931: 6) 24 The history of social work Richard Cabot, President of the National Association of Social Workers in the USA, went on to direct the first large-scale controlled trial in the field of delinquency prevention (see Powers and Witmer, 1951). Its publication was delayed by World War II, but retained most of its methodological integrity. e. well-exposed) group and a matched control group which had received no such ‘help’. At the time, where it was known about at all, this study and others with similarly disappointing results were seen as flukes; the results attributable to a naive attempt to apply ‘inappropriate’ scientific principles to something beyond their capacity to investigate.

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