This original textbook provides an invaluable introduction to the required core knowledge, values and skills in social work today. Within the context of critical debate about knowledge, values and skills, a highly respected team of contributors focus their attention on three key areas: social work with children and families; community care and social work with adults; and probation and social work with offenders. One of the most important and innovative features of the text is that it offers a practical tool for readers to identify and monitor competences. Knowledge, values and skills are integrated to produce a set of competences, the main components of which are then shown in practice as problem-solving devices against wh
Chapter 5: Community Care and Social Work with Adults
Community Care and Social Work with Adults
This chapter covers the concept of work with ‘adults’ and the historical context of discrimination against them; the background to community care and the role of social work within this. It considers the effects of the discordant blends of knowledge and skills brought to this area of work, and care ...