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TitleComplexity in social work / Rick Hood
ImprintLos Angeles : SAGE, 2018
Descript 227 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

SUMMARY

"Complexity lies at the heart of social work practice and this book is designed to help students and newly-qualified social workers plan for and manage complex cases in an increasingly complex environment. Split into two parts, this book reflects the journey of qualifying social work students from preparation for practice in an educational context to learning 'on the job' through working with service users in practice settings, and eventually assuming a more senior role in management, administration and training. Key topics covered in the chapters include managing volatility and uncertainty, making judgements and decisions, building and maintaining relationships, using reflection and supervision, working interprofessionally, managing risk, exploring cause and effect."--Page 4 of cover


CONTENT

Introduction: What is complexity? -- Part 1. Working with complex cases : Understanding complex needs -- Managing uncertainty, volatility and drift -- Making decisions and judgements -- Building and maintaining relationships -- Reflecting on practice -- Working interprofessionally -- Part 2. Engaging with complex systems : Addressing complexity in research and evaluation -- Organising services to manage complexity -- Developing policies for social problems -- Conclusion: Final reflections


Social service Social case work

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