A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (Paperback)

By John Harris, Vicky White

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780199543052, 515pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2013

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Description

This new dictionary provides over 1,500 alphabetically arranged definitions of terms from the field of social care, concentrating on social work as a significant area within this field. Covering social work theories, methods, policies, organizations, and statutes, as well as key terms from interdisciplinary topics such as health and education, this is the most up-to-date dictionary of its kind available. It also provides extended entries on special fields such as children and families, domestic violence, and residential care. The dictionary includes useful appendices containing a glossary of acronyms and a Table of Legislation, Regulations, and Codes of Practice. Entry-level bibliographies and web links provide further resources and the web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website.

A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care is a must-have for students of social care and related subjects, as well as for qualified social workers undertaking continuing professional development programs.


About the Author

John Harris is a Professor in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick. He previously worked for many years as a social worker and a manager in social services. Vicky White is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick. They also co-authored Modernizing Social Work.