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Writing Skills for Social Workers (Social Work in Action series)



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This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 3/30/2012.

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  • Writing Skills for Social Workers
    Writing Skills for Social Workers


Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes, and to write effectively for a range of audiences. This new edition of the best-selling Writing Skills for Social Workers aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice, and to enhance social workers' written communication skills. The book adopts a logical progression, and each chapter identifies and contextualises the practical skills needed at specific points in training and practice. Overall it will encourage the development of writing skills and techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. The updated new edition includes: " training in core professional writing tasks, particularly case-notes, report and proposal writing " guidance in advanced writing skills, such as writing literature reviews, journal articles, conference papers and funding applications " a discussion of ethical issues and values " advice on using these skills in the publication of research Written in a lively style, the authors have included reflective exercises, top tips for effective writing and guidelines for further reading. The chapters are also linked to the professional standards that structure training, practice and continuing professional development. It will therefore be an essential study guide for all students, practitioners and managers in social work settings.

Table of Contents

Written Communication: Essential Elements
Written Communication
Getting your message across
Managing Information for Writing
Writing in Daily Practice
Emails, Letters and Newsletters
Writing Case Records
Writing Court Reports
Macro Practice Writing Skills: Getting Resources and Creating Change
Writing funding applications
Writing Policy Proposals
Writing for the Community
Influencing Your Professional Context
Writing a Literature Review
Writing Journal Articles and Conference Papers
Professional Writing in Diverse Practice Contexts
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