Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Featured eBooks: Social work

101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and resources for detached, outreach and street-based youth work. This book is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11--19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. As well as helping young people get to know each other, they explore issues such as gender stereotypes, offending behaviour, values, trust and street safety. They also aim to improve skills such as teamwork, communication, compromise and negotiation.

Families with Adolescents: Bridging the gaps between theory, research, and practice. Synthesizing findings from the literature on family science and such related fields as psychology, sociology, social work and public health, this title is a study of adolescent development. It offers a blueprint for more consistently improved practice, emphasizing family process and structure instead of individual developmental stages.

Interprofessional Teamwork for Health and Social Care. This book is an invaluable guide for clinicians, academics, managers and policymakers who need to understand, implement and evaluate interprofessional teamwork. It will give them a fuller understanding of how teams function, of the issues relating to the evaluation of teamwork, and of approaches to creating and implementing interventions (e.g. team training, quality improvement initiatives) within health and social care settings. It will also raise awareness of the wide range of theories that can inform interprofessional teamwork.

Social Work in Rural Australia: Enabling practice. Rural social work practice is both challenging and exciting. In order to assist communities to live well socially, ecologically and in economically sustainable ways, students and practitioners must critically engage with and be proactive in addressing the ever-changing conditions of those living in rural and remote areas.

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