|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 217-229) and index.
|aThis introduction to social work takes readers through what it takes to be a social worker, the theories and policy and practice frameworks, as well as current issues facing social work practice today.
In this pocket guide, Adams (social work, Teesside U., UK) introduces social work, what social workers do, and its importance as a profession. He details education programs, becoming a social worker, the basics of practice, theories and policy frameworks in the UK, current issues facing the field, and examples from practice with service user groups like children and families, adults, older and disabled people, groups and communities, and those with mental health problems. Annotation 穢2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)