The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.

Service-User Involvement

Service-user involvement

This chapter is concerned with social work and user involvement. Both are complex, contradictory, and ambiguous activities and domains. Social work traditionally lies at the intersections between state, society, family, community, government policies, and individual citizen and noncitizen. Historically, it has had ...

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