Applied Social Care

An Introduction for Students in Ireland

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Author: Kevin Lalor,Perry Share

Publisher: Gill Education

ISBN: 9780717156238

Category: Social service

Page: 512

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Third edition of this popular comprehensive introduction to all key study areas within Applied Social Care and Social Care Practice, including theoretical approaches, practice issues, social care and specific population groups. New to this edition: International perspectives on social care practice, drawing on experience in Ireland, Europe and North America An update on the social care professional development project New chapters on therapeutic approaches to social care practice, child protection, health promotion and working with juvenile offenders. Provides a historical outline of social care in Ireland, with reference to key institutions, legislation and regulations. Identifies theoretical bases of social care practice in psychology, sociology and social policy, and how these have evolved and developed through the interplay of theory-building, evidence-gathering, policy development and polemical debate. Examines the fundamental role of 'self' in social care practice and concepts, practices of equality and anti-oppressive practice. Focuses on key practice issues, including student placement, workplace supervision, multidisciplinary teamworking and responding to challenging behaviour. Examines social care practice with particular social and demographic groups - young people, older people, the homeless, those with disabilities, the Travelling community and new immigrant communities - and identifies the required skills and approaches associated with this work. Endorsed by the Irish Association of Social Care Educators (IASCE ) and by Social Care Ireland (SCI). Suitable For: Students of Social Care/Applied Social Studies at degree and honours degree level

Applied Social Care

An Introduction for Irish Students

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Author: Perry Share,Niall McElwee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717138395

Category: Social service

Page: 374

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Presents a comprehensive introduction to various study areas within Applied Social Care; The Field of Social Care, Theoretical Approaches, Practice Issues, and Social Care and Specific Population Groups. This title establishes Social Care in Ireland as a discrete professional field. It features a bibliography of Irish and international sources.

Applied Social Research: A Tool for the Human Services

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Author: Duane Monette,Thomas Sullivan,Cornell DeJong

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840032056

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Presenting social science research methods within the context of human service practice, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH is the ideal text for courses focused on applied research in human services, counseling, social work, sociology, criminal justice, and community planning. With in-depth coverage of all the topics taught in traditional social science research methods courses, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH brings the subject to life by showing how research is increasingly used in practice today. In addition, this Eighth Edition includes a thought-provoking Eye on Ethics feature, enhanced coverage of evidence-based practice, and a stronger connection between research and human services policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Practical Social Work Ethics

Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care

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Author: Lorraine Green,Malcolm Carey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351909401

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This is the first text of its kind to deal exclusively with applied social work ethics. It focuses on an eclectic mix of difficult moral questions or issues encountered in much modern day practice. It is therefore not theoretically driven with some practical elements attached, but is instead is a practice-based book, where any theory introduced is linked to tangible practice situations. It is also thought-provoking, controversial in parts and always engaging. The book is divided into three key sections, each introduced by the editors: Past and Present: Moral Practices with Children and Families Ethical Tensions? Ambivalent Ethics and Adult Social Work Contesting Modernisation Each section covers a range of topics and poses difficult questions which link to ethical dilemmas or anxieties. These are attached to themes such as whether culturally sensitive social work is always a good thing, the implications of secrets and silence within inter-generational families or the use of Controlled Treatment Orders or medical and social models within mental health social work. Other chapters ask whether the many forms of user/carer participation within social work education or practise are ethically viable, explore the moral paradoxes which emerge when vested financial interest sometimes appear to eclipse users' interests, examine the implications of avoiding or uncritically deploying 'touch' in social work/care or consider the many moral implications of institutional abuse within social work. With a focussed and clear writing style, this book will be of interest to all social work students and practitioners interested in the practical yet complex moral ramifications of their applied role.

Applied Social Sciences

Social Work

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Author: Patricia-Luciana Runcan,Georgeta Raţă

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443846368

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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This book, Applied Social Sciences: Social Work, is a collection of essays specific to the field of social work. The approach is both holistic (assessment of social work, burnout, counselling, history of social work, migration, models of excellence in social work, unemployment, workaholism) and atomistic (child attachment, children’s rights, coping strategies and associated work – family conflict, emotional neglect, monoparental families, physical abuse, positive child disciplining, psychological abuse, rehabilitation of delinquent minors, social inclusion of youth, etc). The types of academic readership it will appeal to include: academic teaching staff, doctors, parents, psychologists, researchers, social workers, students, and teachers in the field of social work, who wish to improve personally and professionally. It may also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with the human factor.

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Knowledge and Theory Second Edition

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Author: Joyce Lishman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846426520

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care. Focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes, the five sections of the book cover: * the reasons and circumstances in which people may become social work service users * a holistic consideration of assessment in general and specific contexts, including risk assessment and management * methods of intervention, including cognitive behavioural social work, task centred practice, advocacy, crisis intervention, family therapy and group care * the legal, policy, research and evidence context in which assessment and intervention occur, as well as interdisciplinary work and organisational aspects of social work practice * reflective practice, evaluation and evidence based practice as integral parts of social workers' engagement with the complex needs of individuals outside the existing parameters of policy or research findings. This key text is essential reading for students, practitioners and teachers in social work.

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology

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Author: Kieran C. O'Doherty,Darrin Hodgetts

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1526417081

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

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In the present epoch of global change, movement, interconnection and the intensification of social issues within and across many societies, applied social psychology is more relevant than ever. The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology offers an overview of the field and the disparate and evolving approaches. Through an international team of contributors, the handbook brings prominent research literature together and organises it around ten key areas: Part 01: Culture, race, indigeneity Part 02: Gender & Sexuality Part 03: Politics Part 04: Health and mental health Part 05: Work Part 06: Ageing Part 07: Communication Part 08: Education Part 09: Environment Part 10: Criminal Justice, Law, & Crime This handbook is a uniting and invigorating resource for the field of Applied Social Psychology.

Applied Social Science for Early Years

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Author: Ewan Ingleby,Geraldine Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455726

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Applying social science subjects such as psychology, sociology, social policy and research methods to Early Years can help to raise standards and ensure good practice. These subjects inform much of the academic curriculum within many Early Years programmes and are subjects that make an important contribution to understanding children's behaviour, growth and development. The book identifies, analyses and assesses how social science enriches Early Years as opposed to regarding Early Years and social science as distinct. Each chapter imaginatively introduces the main learning objectives and includes formative activities, which apply social science to particular themes to aid students' cognitive skills.

Applied Social Psychology

Understanding and Addressing Social and Practical Problems

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Author: Frank W. Schneider,Jamie A. Gruman,Larry M. Coutts

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412976383

Category: Psychology

Page: 486

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This textbook serves as an introduction to the field of applied social psychology which focuses on understanding social and practical problems and on developing intervention strategies directed at the amelioration of such problems. A core feature of the book is attaining a balance between theory, research, and application. In the Second Edition, the contributing authors have updated the text with the latest research and incorporated current examples that students can relate to.