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An Introduction to Social Work Practice (2012)
This practical workbook is written for social work students and includes both theory and a range of exercises, providing a good foundation for the knowledge and skills you will need for successful practice learning.
Introducing Sociology : core concepts
This engaging video resource explores the core sociological concepts such of sociological problems, the sociological imagination, social construction, culture, socialisation and identity. Not only will it help students get into sociology, but it will also teach them transferable skills that once understood can be brought into many other aspects of the syllabus
AASW Code of Ethics
The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 7,500 members.
Ageing in Australia
Australian Association of Social Workers. This position paper outlines the Australian Association of Social Workers’ views of the challenges
facing older Australians and government in their role in supporting older people.
Analysis & Policy Observatory
APO is an open access evidence platform – making public policy research and resources accessible and useable. As a unique public good with a trusted reputation, we champion open access and evidence-informed decision-making.
Amnesty International Australia
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. We have a vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Australian Association of Social Workers
The Australian Association of Social Workers is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 15,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946 and has since supported its members through the profession's many developments and changes.
Australian Counselling Association
ACA is Australia's largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists with over 9,000 members. ACA serves a crucial role in advocating and advancing the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.
Brotherhood of St Laurence Research and Policy Centre
Australia’s largest social policy research centre in a non-government welfare organisation. In partnership with the University of Melbourne, its multidisciplinary team includes international research and policy experts.
Case Management Society of Australia and New Zealand
The CMSA was founded in 1996 by health service industry stakeholders and subsequently evolved into the National Peak Body representative for individuals and agencies involved in the specialist profession of Case Management as academics, consultants, educators, executives, managers, program and policy planners, practitioners and researchers throughout Australia.
Books in the Library
Case Management: inclusive community practice
Case Management: Inclusive Community Practice is a consumer-directed social work text that provides health and human services workers with the theory, knowledge and skills to help the vulnerable. This edition offers a strong in-depth overview of case management using case studies and reflective questions to teach readers to relate theory to practical situations.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work
Good communication skills are at the heart of effective social work practice. This Third Edition enables students to develop a flexible and responsive approach to communicating with the most vulnerable people in society. Building on the success of the previous book, Juliet Koprowska looks in detail at all approaches to communication, paying particular attention to young people, adults and families.
Cross-cultural Social Work : Local and Global
Chapter 10. Cultural safety in new and emerging communities : older refugees experiences of health and welfare services
Engaging with Social Work
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the diverse and contested world of social work. It explores the key concepts and theoretical frameworks underpinning contemporary social work practice, as well as relevant professional skills and strategies from a critical perspective. In a rapidly changing world, it locates critical social work as a part of broader and ongoing struggles for social justice and human rights.
Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice
Focuses relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications.
The Practice of Case Management
Case management is used across a diverse range of organisational settings, from child protection to aged care; disability services; acute and community health; courts and correctional services; employment services; veteran services; education; and immigration programs. However, case management is not always successfully implemented, and practitioners often feel they are not given sufficient support.
Think Sociology is the Australian Sociology text students will want to read. This text thinks their thoughts, speaks their language, grapples with the current-day problems they face, and grounds sociology in real world experiences.