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.
This chapter highlights how different practice perspectives reflect the way in which social workers think about and interpret events, and the actions they take in practice. It begins with a brief account of why a focus on practice perspectives is important and illustrates this through the lens of a knowledge and skills framework designed to ...