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Title Social work theories in action / edited by Mary Nash, Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue ; foreword by Jim Ife.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005.

Subject Social service -- Australia.
Social service -- New Zealand.
Social work with minorities -- Australia.
Social work with minorities -- New Zealand.
Alt Name Nash, Mary, 1946-
Munford, Robyn.
O'Donoghue, Kieran.
Description 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction : integrating theory and practice / Mary Nash, Kieran O'Donoghue and Robyn Munford -- People in their environments -- The ecological systems metaphor in Australasia / Kieran O'Donoghue and Jane Maidment -- An ecological understanding of HIV practice in South Africa / Christa Fouché -- Complexity and context : an ecological understanding of trauma practice / Carole Adamson -- Integrated practice in mental health social work / Mathew Keen and Kieran O'Donoghue -- Developing communities -- Community development : principles into practice / Robyn Munford and Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata -- Dreams are free : nga moemoea a te hapu / Rachael Selby -- Community development : a Tongan perspective / Tracie Mafile'o -- Responding to settlement needs : migrants and refugees and community development / Mary Nash -- Working with strengths -- Working with families : strengths-based approaches / Robyn Munford and Jackie Sanders -- Strengths-based practice in statutory care and protection work / Rodger Jack -- Bicultural strengths-based supervision / Chris Thomas and Sharlene Davis -- Attachment : reworking relationships -- Attachment theory and social work / Sue Watson -- Working with adults who are parenting / Nicola Atwool -- Attachment issues and work with adolescents / Nikki Evans and Marie Connolly -- Conclusion : integrated theory in action / Kieran O'Donoghue, Mary Nash and Robyn Munford.
Summary This wide-ranging collection of essays explores how social work theories are applied to practice in Australia and New Zealand and offers insights into the cultural issues involved in social work. The authors discuss the challenges faced by indigenous populations and ethnic minority groups and how they can gain control over their situations, and offer valuable guidance on cross-cultural work. The authors present the key principles of four theoretical approaches frequently used in social work - ecological systems, community development, strengths-based approaches and attachment theories. They ex.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1846421004 (electronic bk.)
9781846421006 (electronic bk.)
1843102498 (Paper)
OCLC # 61610408
Additional Format Print version: Social work theories in action. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005 1843102498 (DLC) 2004030909 (OCoLC)57406085