Applied Social Care

Applied Social Care

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This title provides a comprehensive introduction to all key study areas within Applied Social Care; The Field of Social Care, Theoretical Approaches, Practice Issues, and Social Care and Specific Population Groups. It contains contributions from national and international academics, practitioners and supervisors. "Applied Social Care" establishes Social Care in Ireland as a discrete professional field. The text features up-to-date Irish material, case studies, references to further reading and a comprehensive bibliography of Irish and international sources. It is endorsed by the IASCE (Irish Association of Social Care Educators) and by the Resident Managers' Association. This title is accompanied by a lecturers' secure website containing teaching slides for every chapter.
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  • Paperback | 383 pages
  • Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 0717138399
  • 9780717138395

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Table of contents

Part 1 - The Field of Social Care 1. What is social care? 2. Social care: A European perspective 3. Child and youth care in North America 4. The professionalisation of social care in Ireland? Part 2 - Theoretical approaches 5. Attachment 6. The Good Life: ethics and social care 7. Gender perspectives on social care 8. Self in social care Part 3 - Practice issues 9. Legal issues in social care 10. The social care practice placement: a college perspective 11. Supervision in the social care workplace 12. Working with victims of violence and abuse 13. Project work in social care 14. Multidisciplinary teamwork in social care 15. After-care 16. Working in social care 17. Integrating social care and social work Part 4 - Social care and specific population groups 18. Ask the experts: Travellers in Ireland and issues of social care 19. Social care and disability 20. Social care work and the older person 21. Community childcare 22. Residential childcare 23. Social care work and ethnic diversity Bibliography Glossary of items
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About Perry Share

Perry Share lectures in Sociology and is Head of the Department of Humanities at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. Founder member and former secretary of the Irish Association of Social Care Educators (IASCE). Co-author of A Sociology of Ireland 2nd edition published by Gill & Macmillan. Niall McElwee is director of the Centre for Child and Youth Care Learning at the Institute of Technology, Athlone. Founder member and president of the Irish Association of Social Care Educators and founding editor of the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies. Author of several texts in the area of Social Care.
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