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- DescriptionAssessing and managing risk is a daily challenge for social workers. Working with risk can be anxiety provoking and demanding, requiring great skill and high levels of confidence. In these complex situations, social workers have to work hard to get the balance right. This invative book focuses on the development and use of skills for work with risk. Using a range of case studies, examples and reflective exercises, the authors examine the key skills required to work effectively with risk. Various chapters focus on assessment skills, gathering and evaluation of information, decision-making challenges, and ethical issues. Recognising the difficulties presented in the context of busy statutory work, there is a strong focus on practical skills and tips for improving risk management plans. The book also pays careful attention to the emotional impact of working with risk, with a final chapter on the management of self in the challenging and sometimes distressing world of social work. Written in a reader-friendly, accessible style, the book will be essential reading for students and staff across a range of social work settings, including community care, adult services, child protection and mental health.
- Author BiographyHazel Kemshall is professor of community and criminal justice at De Montfort University. Bernadette Wilkinson is an independent trainer and consultant, working with practitioners and managers in youth justice and probation, on issues of assessment, planning and management of risk. Kerry Baker is senior lecturer in criminology at London South Bank University.
- Author(s)Bernadette Wilkinson,Hazel Kemshall,Kerry Baker
- PublisherPolity Press
- Date of Publication06/09/2013
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleSkills for Contemporary Social Work
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolity Press
- Content Noteblack & white line drawings, figures
- Weight314 g
- Width153 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine50 mm
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