eBook Becoming a Social Worker: Global Narratives, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 113507674X
  • ISBN-13: 9781135076740
  • DDC: 361.3023
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This is a book about what it is to work in social work today. This new edition tells new stories about social workers from both the UK and around the world, describing what brought them into social work and what has kept them in it since.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: ‘If You Ask Me What I Came into this Life to Do, I will Tell You: I Came to Live out Loud'.
2: Reflections on Mental Health Social Work.
3: A Journey from Belfast to London.
4: Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand an Experience of Cultural Change.
5: A Very Political Social Worker.
6: Social Work a Profession that Happened My Way.
7: Diverse Strokes in Social Work Coping with a Multi-Textured Canvas.
8: They Call Me ‘Mum’.
9: An Indigenous Social Work Experience in Aotearoa New Zealand.
10: Working with HIV.
11: The Accidental Social Worker.
12: From London to California a Journey in Social Work Education.
13: Becoming a Careful Gardener.
14: A Journey Towards Emerging Coherence.
15: From the Classroom to the Community.
16: From Harare to Edinburgh the Professional Adventures of a Shona Woman.
17: Trends and Challenges of Social Work Practice in Nigeria.
18: Can We Do It Better?.
19: Social Work with Adults: Risks and Relationships.
20: Steel Tempered by Fire.
21: My Life's Journey: A Journey into Social Work.
22: Becoming a Reflective Social Work Practitioner: A Story of a Hong Kong-Born Chinese Woman.
23: Social Work across Four Continents.
24: Social Work: A Global Profession.