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New Theories for Social Work Practice: Ethical Practice for Working with Individuals, Families and Communities

by Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Social work theory and practice is evolving, and, this edited collection explains both what the latest developments are and how to use them in practice.


Exploring the challenges currently being faced within social work, it shows new ways social workers can conceptualise and respond to these issues. It covers emerging theory relating to work with families, children and young people, refugees, older people, indigenous practice and more, while explaining different models that can be used. It explores interventions in different contexts including community development, mental

health settings, partnerships with disabled people, work with Pacific communities, crosscultural practice and the elements of evidence-informed and ethical practice.

1. Introduction: Emerging Theories for Social Work Practice, Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue. 2. PARTH Practices and Better Outcomes, Jackie Sanders and Robyn Munford. 3. Family Support and Social Work Practice, John Pinkerton, John Canavan and Pat Dolan. 4. Social Work with Resettled Refugees, Jay Marlowe. 5. Negotiating New Disability Practice Contexts, Garth Bennie and Sara Georgeson. 6. Social Work and Mental Health, Malcolm Golightley and Gloria Kirwan. 7. Social Work with Older People, Polly Yeung. 8. Transformative Social Work Practice in Community-based Organizations, Robyn Munford and Jackie Sanders. 9. Green Social Work in Urban Spaces, Lena Dominelli. 10. Social Work and Disasters, Kathryn Hay. 11. Te Whakapakari Ake i te Mahi - Mana Enhancing Practice, Paulé Ruwhiu. 12. Social Work with Pacific Communities, Tracie Mafile'o. 13. Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice, Rosaleen Ow. 14. Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work Practice, Sylvia Hong Yao, Cecilia Lai Wan Chan, Celia Hoi Yan Chan. 15. Supervision and Evidence-Informed Practice, Kieran O'Donoghue. 16. Repositioning Ethical Theory in Social Work Education, Donna McAuliffe and Lesley Chenoweth. 17. Conclusion, Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue

Social workers will need to be open to the unexpected, to making the most of unanticipated opportunities, and to dare to dream. In that context, this book, bringing together newly emerging forms of understanding and practice, represents an excellent place to start.
Robyn Munford is Professor of Social Work at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, and is the Director of the Practice Research and Professional Development Hub

in the School of Social Work.


Kieran O'Donoghue is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.