Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781447305033 Published June 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447305026 Published June 2013 For sale in North and South America only

Critical Social Work with Children and Families

Theory, Context and Practice

Steve Rogowski

Steve Rogowski

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

195 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781447305033 Published June 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447305026 Published June 2013 For sale in North and South America only
This book traces the changing fortunes of radical and critical social work, examining the theory, context, and application of such approaches. Advancing the notion that critical practices are both necessary and possible in the neoliberal world—despite the challenges critical practices face—it explores new approaches to family and child services, arguing for emancipatory practices that are geared toward meeting immediate needs while still offering a vision of a more just and equal future society. Including case studies, key point summaries, and suggestions for further reading, this is a thorough new resource for students and teachers.
Mary Langan, Open University
“Steve Rogowski writes with characteristic commitment, clarity and vision. Here we have sharp analysis along with an invaluable guide to practice consistent with the emancipatory principles of modern radical social work.”   
British Journal of Social Work
“Rogowski. . . has come up trumps with this latest work which focuses on children and family work in the UK . . . the book is a useful compliment to the contemporary UK radical literature in its attempt to bridge the divide between the academic standpoint of those works and the actualities of practice.”
Critical Social Work with Children
“A valuable contribution to social work literature and particularly timely in the current economic and social climate.” 
Contents
List of case studies
About the author
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Bill Jordan

1. Introduction: Critical social work and why we need it
Part One: Theory and context
2. Critical social work: Theory and concepts
3. Critical social work in the neoliberal world: Challenging times
Part Two: Practice considerations
4. Child protection and looked-after children
5. Children in need and those with mental health issues
6. Young offenders and youth justice
7. Asylum-seeking and refugee children and families
8. Disabled children and families
9. Conclusion: Critical social work and its future

References
Index
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