Working with Risk: Skills for Contemporary Social Work (BOK)

Hazel Kemshall, Kerry Baker, Bernadette Wilkinson

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Assessing and managing risk is a daily challenge for social workers. Working with risk can be anxiety provoking and demanding, requiring great skill and high levels of confidence. In these complex situations, social workers have to work hard to get the balance right. This innovative book focuses on the development and use of skills for work with risk. Using a range of case studies, examples and reflective exercises, the authors examine the key skills required to work effectively with risk. Various chapters focus on assessment skills, gathering and evaluation of information, decision-making challenges, and ethical issues. Recognising the difficulties presented in the context of busy statutory work, there is a strong focus on practical skills and tips for improving risk management plans. The book also pays careful attention to the emotional impact of working with risk, with a final chapter on the management of self in the challenging and sometimes distressing world of social work. Written in a reader-friendly, accessible style, the book will be essential reading for students and staff across a range social work settings, including community care, adult services, child protection and mental health.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Bernadette Wilkinson, Hazel Kemshall, Kerry Baker
Forlag
Wiley
ISBN 9780745651989
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,8cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 290 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social work