[Registered]People work AZ with vulnerable, disempowered and marginalised adults requires sensitivity towards service users and an awareness of how they can be discriminated against. This valuable resource can be used by anyone who wants to promote informed practice by putting these and other crucial values into practice. Using it with practitioners can help them to critically evaluate their work and to explore the extent to which their own practice, and the practices of their organisations, reflect a commitment to: working collaboratively with service users; challenging discrimination at all levels; valuing diversity; and, promoting service users AZ rights, including the right to take risks. Using it with students can help them to prepare for practice by reflecting on why values are important and how they inform practice. The 56 user-friendly exercises can be used together or individually and come with guidance on their use. The accompanying photocopiable worksheets and case studies can also be obtained in PDF format by anyone who registers their purchase with the publisher.
Presented in 12 sections, they cover: promoting dignity; working in partnership with service users and carers; legal and moral issues; listening skills; rights and risks; assessment; continuous professional development and staff care; power and empowerment; discrimination; vulnerability; language sensitivity; and, workplace culture. "Working with Adults: Values into Practice" is for: trainers, tutors, leaders, managers and supervisors working or teaching in the helping professions: social work, social care, nursing, other health care professions, probation, community justice and youth justice work, youth and community work, counselling, advice work, pastoral work. It is also useful for anyone in other professions when help is sought with the [Registered]people skills AZ of management, leadership and supervision. Experienced tutors and trainers will be able to engage immediately with the materials, and there is sufficient guidance provided to enable those with less experience to use the exercises effectively with appropriate support.
With a wealth of experience, and expertise in promoting learning, Jackie Martin and Sue Thompson provide important insights, ideas and guidance that will be of great benefit in delivering high-quality learning and development events. This Learning for Practice training manual is closely linked to three books in the "Theory into Practice" series: "Age Discrimination" by Sue Thompson; "Community Care" by Neil Thompson and Sue Thompson; and "Safeguarding Adults" by Jackie Martin. "Learning for Practice" is a collection of manuals, being developed under Neil Thompson AZs guidance, to support training and teaching across the helping professions. They wilI all help trainers to enrich the learning experiences and promote best practice among practitioners, ensuring that practice is underpinned by understanding of accessible theory and professional knowledge.