Writing Skills for Social Workers

ISBN-10: 144620071X
ISBN-13: 9781446200711
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 2/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes, and to write effectively for a range of audiences. This new edition of the best-selling Writing Skills for Social Workers aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice, and to enhance social workers' written communication skills. The book adopts a logical progression, and each chapter identifies and contextualises the practical skills needed at specific points in training and practice. Overall it will encourage the development of writing skills and techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. The updated new edition includes: " training in core professional writing tasks, particularly case-notes, report and proposal writing " guidance in advanced writing skills, such as writing literature reviews, journal articles, conference papers and funding applications " a discussion of ethical issues and values " advice on using these skills in the publication of research Written in a lively style, the authors have included reflective exercises, top tips for effective writing and guidelines for further reading. The chapters are also linked to the professional standards that structure training, practice and continuing professional development. It will therefore be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings.

About the authors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Essential elements of written communication
Written communication: getting your message across
Managing information for writing
Writing skills in daily practice
From email to Twitter
Writing case records
Report writing
Macro-practice writing skills: obtaining resources and creating change
Writing for community practice
Writing funding applications
Writing policy proposals
Influencing your professional context
Writing a literature review
Writing journal articles and conference papers
Conclusion: professional writing in diverse practice contexts
Bibliography
Index

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