This key textbook explores how good social work practice draws upon relevant and current research to ensure that interventions are as effective as possible. Social workers are increasingly required to demonstrate their knowledge of the research and evidence that underpin the daily decisions they make and actions they take and it is therefore vital that they are not only up to date with the latest research, but that they have the tools and understanding to successfully apply this to their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this text book provides a step-by-step guide to implementing research in to every day social work practice.
This is essential reading for any one taking a research module on Social Work programmes, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, or practitioners wishing to advance their own practise and deliver the best possible service they can.
Martin Webber is Anniversary Reader in Social Work and Director of the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research at the University of York, UK
PART I.- 1. Applying Research Evidence In Social Work Practice: Seeing Beyond Paradigms; M.Webber And S. Carr.- 2. Locating Evidence For Practice; P. Ross.- 3. Appraising The Quality Of Evidence; S. Carr And L. Bostock.- 4. Using Evidence To Inform Assessments; M. Hardy.- 5. Using Evidence To Inform Decision-Making; T. Evans.- 6. Using Research Evidence In Practice: A View From The Ground; V. Hart.- PART II.- 7. Safeguarding Children; K. Broadhurst And A. Pithouse.- 8. Working With Looked After Children; R. Sen.- 9. Working With Young People With Additional Needs; S. Walker.- 10. Working With People Who Experience Alcohol And Other Drug Problems; W. Livingston And S. Galvani.- 11. Working With People With Mental Health Problems; N. Gould And T. Lochhead.- 12. Working With Disabled People; H. Morgan.- 13. Working With Offenders; D. Smith.- 14. Working With Older People; J. Manthorpe.- 15. Increasing The Synergy Between Research And Practice In Social Work; M.Webber