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Social Work: From Theory to Practice, 3rd Edition

Louise Harms, Marie Connolly


AUD $ 79.95 / NZD $ 86.95

Social workers draw on a variety of theoretical perspectives to inform their practice and understand the diverse settings in which they work. Social Work: From Theory to Practice explores practice theories through the discipline's unique interpretive lens and demonstrates how these can be understood and enacted by practitioners in human services settings. This third edition includes new material on trauma-informed practice and Indigenous practice, as well as enhanced content relating to child protection and family violence, and narrative approaches.

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Engaging with Social Work, 2nd Edition

Christine Morley, Phillip Ablett, Selma Macfarlane


AUD $ 89.95 / NZD $ 97.95

Contemporary global challenges require practitioners to confidently analyse the dominant discourses and develop frameworks and strategies for future change. Engaging with Social Work equips students with a critical perspective and develops their understanding of social work and human services practice, with an emphasis on the principles of social justice and human rights. This fully revised second edition includes a new chapter on the emerging challenges and opportunities for social work, covering rising global inequality, re-invigorated possibilities for addressing violence against women, and threats to the planet.

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Community Development in an Uncertain World, 2nd Edition

Jim Ife


AUD $ 83.95 / NZD $ 90.95

In Community Development in an Uncertain World, Jim Ife draws on the principles of social justice, ecological responsibility and post-Enlightenment and Indigenous perspectives to advance new holistic approaches to community development. The book explores the concept of community development on a local and international scale in the context of globalisation and postcolonial theory.

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Working with Vulnerable Families, 2nd Edition

Fiona Arney, Dorothy Scott


AUD $ 70.95 / NZD $ 76.95

Poverty, domestic violence, marginalisation, drug and alcohol dependence are just some of the issues faced by many Australian families. Now in its second edition, Working with Vulnerable Families provides a comprehensive and evidence-based introduction to family-centred practice in Australia. It explores the ways in which health, education and social welfare professionals can support and protect children and their families.

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Knowledge of Life

Kaye Price


AUD $ 81.95 / NZD $ 88.95

Knowledge of Life is the first textbook to provide students with a comprehensive guide to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. The result of extensive research and experience, it offers fresh insights into a range of topics and, most importantly, is written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics. It addresses topics ranging from history and reconciliation, to literature and politics, to art, sport and health. 

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Australian Social Policy and the Human Services

Ed Carson, Lorraine Kerr


AUD $ 91.95 / NZD $ 99.95

Introducing readers to the complex field of social policy development, implementation and evaluation, the text explores the links between policy and practice in contemporary Australian society. Fully revised and updated, this second edition features a new chapter on citizenship and globalisation, as well as enhanced discussions of immigration policy and disability policy. 

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Human Rights and Social Work, 3rd Edition

Jim Ife


AUD $ 68.95 / NZD $ 74.95

Now in its third edition, Human Rights and Social Work explores how the principles of human rights inform contemporary social work practice. Jim Ife considers the implications of social work's traditional Enlightenment heritage and the possibilities of 'post-Enlightenment' practice in a way that is accessible, direct and engaging. The world has changed significantly since the publication of the first edition in 2000 and this book is situated firmly within the context of present-day debates, concerns and crises.

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Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development

Cheryl Kickett-Tucker


AUD $ 81.95 / NZD $ 88.95

Until recently, Aboriginal people have been subjected to mainly top-down development, which has proven damaging to communities. Mia Mia Aboriginal Community Development offers an alternative to such approaches, promoting cultural security in order to empower Aboriginal people to strengthen their own communities. The authors take a multidisciplinary approach to the topics of Aboriginal community development, Aboriginal history, cultural security and community studies.

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Reflective Social Work Practice

Manohar Pawar, Bill Anscombe


AUD $ 87.95 / NZD $ 94.95

Reflective Social Work Practice demonstrates how social workers can creatively and consciously combine 'thinking, doing and being' when working with individuals, families, groups, communities and organisations, and when undertaking research. It discusses conceptual and theoretical aspects of reflective practice and presents a new, cohesive reflective social work practice model. It explores the themes of thinking (theory), doing (practice) and being (virtues).

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