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Advocacy and Social Work Practice

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ISBN-10: 0335243037

ISBN-13: 9780335243037

Edition: 2012

Authors: Tom Wilks

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Skills in advocacy are essential for every social work student and practitioner. This accessible book provides an introduction to advocacy, examining the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to undertake advocacy roles and work constructively with the growing number of independent advocates.Beginning with the historical background to advocacy and its place within social work, the book explores different definitions and understandings of advocacy and explores a range of practice models, presenting a multi-dimensional model as an analytic framework. The book also includes:A range of practical examples from a variety of different settings, linking theory and practiceA strong focus on skills, with specific strategies for presenting a case effectively and assertive negotiationCoverage of the current practice context, including statutory advocacy roles and the impact of personalisation on advocacyThe second part of the book focuses on practice and looks at process models of advocacy and how advocacy fits with social work methods and theories of intervention. Finally, the book examines a range of issues which will impact on the future of advocacy.Advocacy and Social Work Practiceis ideal for social work students and is also suitable for a wide range of practitioners who are either undertaking advocacy roles or working with independent advocates to achieve the best outcome for a client.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Tables and Figures
Advocacy's Place Within Social Work Practice
Dimensions of Advocacy
Current Practice Issues
The Value Base of Advocacy
Advocacy Practice Models
Advocacy Skills: Presenting a case
Advocacy Skills: Assertiveness and negotiation
Advocacy Futures