Social Work Practice and the Law: Becoming a Collaborative and Critically Competent Practitioner

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-10-01
  • Publisher: SPRINGER PUB CO INC

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Comprehensive in scope, Social Work Practice and the Law identifies and explains the essential knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for the attainment of collaborative critical competence when interacting with the legal system. It helps social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients. It also discusses ethical issues and current national and international trends, legal movements, and reforms that support and invite interprofessional, critically competent social work participation. Running throughout the volume is a collaborative case study that illustrates the application of theory to practice. Chapters also include legal, social work, and evidence-based resources.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Identifying the Legal Needs and Realizing the Rights of Social Work Clientsp. 1
A Conceptual and Historical Framework for Using the Law in Social Work Practicep. 17
Roles and Ethicsp. 33
The Implicit and Explicit Context of Social Work Practicep. 63
Social Work Functions, Knowledge, and Skills in the Legal Contextp. 81
Civil Proceedings, Players, and the Clientp. 107
Criminal Proceedings, Players, and the Clientp. 141
Trials and Hearings: General Knowledge and Skills for Civil and Criminal Proceedingsp. 173
The Intersection of Law and Social Work in Civil Proceedingsp. 207
The Intersection of Social Work and the Law in Criminal Proceedingsp. 245
Alternatives to Traditional Methods of Addressing Legal and Social Problemsp. 283
Administrative Proceedings, Players, and Advocacy Rolesp. 317
Macro-Level Social Work Practice and Systemic Reformp. 349
Appendix A: Civil Proceeding Case Exemplar: Child Protection and The Case of Michelle Jonesp. 367
Referencesp. 387
Indexp. 409
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