Working with Adults: Values into Practice

A Learning and Development Manual

By Sue Thompson, Jackie Martin

In the social work setting, working with vulnerable, disempowered, and marginalized adults requires sensitivity as well as an awareness of how they can be discriminated against. Working with Adults: Values into Practice will help practitioners to critically evaluate their own work and to explore the extent to which their practice reflects a commitment to: working collaboratively with service users . challenging discrimination at all levels . valuing diversity . promoting service users' rights, including the right to take risks. The 56 user-friendly exercises in this book can be used together or individually. The accompanying photocopiable worksheets and case studies can also be obtained in PDF format by anyone who registers their purchase with the publisher. Presented in 12 sections, they cover: promoting dignity . working in partnership with service users and carers . legal and moral issues . listening skills . rights and risks . assessment . continuous professional development and staff care . power and empowerment . discrimination . vulnerability . language sensitivity . workplace culture.


174 pages

Publication Date: 2/5/2009
Format: Spiral/Wiro/Comb
ISBN: 9781905541393