Social Work Documentation by Nancy SidellSocial work practitioners spend a lot of time documenting services they provide, but many are ill-prepared for this practice responsibility. In Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording, Nancy Sidell has written the perfect, practical, how-to book on developing effective documentation. Regardless of the practice setting, clinical specialty, and documentation format, this book will help to build better recording skills. In her book, Social Work Documentation: A Guide to Strengthening Your Case Recording, Dr. Sidell provides a clear, concise, and thorough justification of why documentation is important, the different styles used to record client information, and an array of valuable case exercises to work through. Particularly useful is the inclusion of current and relevant examples of documentation that represent a range of practice fields at all levels of social work intervention to include: micro, mezzo, and macro. Woven throughout the workbook are ethical, legal, and supervisory situations that occur in practice that require the reader to critically think about how they would respond. This book is suitable and highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate education, agency trainings, and continuing education courses.
Call Number: 651.5042 Si13s
Publication Date: 2011
Stepping Out into the Field by Juliet Cassuto RothmanThis field work manual provides a structured, comprehensive guide to field work. Each of the five units focuses on a specific area using a developmental approach from an initial consideration of the role of field work in social work education to termination of the internship. The manual uses a process-oriented approach, examining roles, relationships, procedures, and milestones, as the social worker moves forward in experience over the course of placement. It also covers working with groups, organizations, and communities (macro perspective). Unit One helps prepare social workers for their field placement by examining the function of each of the professionals who will be guiding them through the process. Unit Two assists the reader with the initial process of getting to know the agency and developing a working relationship with the field instructor. Unit Three provides guidance during the course of placement. Unit Four focuses on the termination process, including post-placement relationships with the field instructor, colleagues, and clients. Unit Five takes a solutions-oriented approach to common problems a social worker may encounter in their field placement, including the effects of budget cuts and managed care. For any beginning social worker.
Call Number: 361.32 R745s
Social Work Careers by Melissa BirdThe SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers presents first-hand stories from practitioners to help inform, inspire, and guide students to become advocates for social justice issues. With a unique focus on advocacy and social justice, the book covers fundamentals of the social work profession--from coalition building to advocacy engagement and stakeholder outreach--across a range of practice areas, such as mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice. Students in BSW and MSW programs will gain practical knowledge that will prepare them to successfully navigate their way to a rewarding career. Bundle and Save Bundle the SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers with any SAGE Social Work text for only $5 more! Contact your rep for more information. Also of Interest Introduction to Social Work: An Advocacy-Based Profession, Second Edition: Takes students to the roots of the social work profession by covering its history, practice settings, and career paths within a unique advocacy framework. Bundle the SAGE Career Guide to Social Work Careers with Introduction to Social Work using bundle ISBN 978-1-5443-3029-7.