Working in group care. Social work and social care in residential and day care settings

Ward, Adrian (2007) Working in group care. Social work and social care in residential and day care settings. Policy, Bristol. ISBN 1861347065

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Abstract/Book Review

Working in group care (ie residential and day services) is a challenging and complex task, demanding great skill, patience, knowledge and understanding. This book explains how the best practice can be achieved through the focused and engaged work of individuals and teams who are well supported and managed. Detailed attention is paid to the value of everyday practice and its underlying principles.The book brings together theory, practice and research findings from across the whole field of group care for all user-groups - including health, education and probation settings as well as social work and social care. The first edition was warmly welcomed as 'well organised and accessible ... and a valuable addition to the literature' (British Journal of Social Work). This second edition is updated and expanded, including new material on the concept of 'opportunity-led work'.The book will be an essential text for all those involved in residential and day care practice whether as practitioners, students, managers or trainers. It argues strongly for seeing group care as valuable and skilled work and for a holistic understanding of good practice.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Day care centres, Family & Relationships, Parenting, Child Rearing Group psychotherapy Institutional care Political Science / Public Policy / General Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare Social Science / Sociology / General Social group work Social service
Subjects: Social Welfare > Social Services
Social Welfare > Social Work
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 15:34
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 17:25
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/141

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