Critically Examining the Process of Risk Assessment

Morley, Christine (2016) Critically Examining the Process of Risk Assessment. In Maidment, Jane & Egan, Ronnie (Eds.) Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare: More than Just Common Sense [3rd ed.]. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW.

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Abstract

'Practice skills in social work and welfare' has established itself as the essential text to prepare students for the wide-ranging challenges they will face in today's human service sector. This new third edition continues the text's core strength of combining grounded theory with practical examples to build the reader's confidence and expertise in key areas of practice. Part I outlines the anti-oppressive and strengths-based practices that underpin the book's approach and provides the context for learning practice skills in a group setting, during community development projects and with individuals. Part II, Engagement, focuses on developing effective relationships with clients, illustrating through realistic scenarios, how social work and human service workers can apply their practice skills in a range of settings. In Part III the essential elements of client assessment are explored, including risk assessment and cross-cultural perspectives. Issues surrounding intervention are examined in Part IV from working with families and groups to challenging constructively and safely, while research, evaluation and facilitating closure are covered in the final part. This third edition is fully revised and updated, and features new material on using information technology, working with Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Maori, and engaging with families in the statutory system.

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ID Code: 98605
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Social service, Australia, Public welfare, New Zealand
ISBN: 9781743318317
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2016 23:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 01:07

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