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Social Work and Domestic Violence

1st Edition

Developing Critical and Reflective Practice

Lesley Laing; Cathy Humphreys; Kate Cavanagh
eISBN-13: 9781446290996

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Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts.



Topics covered include:


Child protection

Interprofessional collaboration
The policy and legal context
Working with women
Working with men

 Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge.


 This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.

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ISBNs 9781412919234, 9781412919234, 9781412919234, 9781412919227, 9781412919227, 9781446290996, 9781446275412, 1446290999
Language English
Number of Pages 184
Edition 1st