It is important for practising and trainee social workers to have a full understanding of the work they do and its role in society. This book provides an introduction to 'the essentials' of social work. Written from an international perspective, the author details the core theory, values and practice which unite social workers around the world. He covers professional standards, social work education and training and social work structures, and outlines a vision of the future of social work: where it is now, and what needs to be done to protect its identity. This accessible text will be required reading for social work professionals and students.
Core Social Work
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
International Theory, Values and Practice