The Barefoot Helper

Mindfulness and Creativity in Social Work and the Caring Professions

The Barefoot Helper

Talks about celebrating the spirit and embracing the creativity of human beings. This work encourages clients and workers to understand who they really are and what they really want; and helps them to create goals based on these insights. It focuses on where change occurs naturally, and helps us encourage change based on these insights.

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

This succinct and insightful guide to reflective practice is designed for students and practitioners of social work, health care and related fields. Its clear and careful integration of both the 'thinking and doing' elements of the often challenging task of practising reflectively makes this an ideal text at all levels of study and practice.

Understanding Social Work

Preparing for Practice

Understanding Social Work

The everyday role of the social worker is to help improve the lives of people who are, in some form, struggling. It is a challenging role, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Now in its fourth edition Understanding Social Work continues to be the essential introduction to this complex field of practice. Getting to the heart of what social work is all about, it answers those questions that are fundamental to the role: What is social work? How is it carried out? What skills does it require? And what are the challenges? Whether you're considering a career in social work, already in training, or looking for a refresher guide, this book provides a picture of social work for what it truly is: its difficulties, its demands and its rewards. Written to engage and stimulate the reader, each chapter features: • Voice of experience boxes offering professional guidance and handy tips from experienced practitioners. • Practice focus features that illustrate the challenges of training and practising in social work, as well as ways of overcoming them. • Exercises that engage the reader with the content and test your knowledge. • A Guide to further learning that highlights key texts in the subject area.

Self-leadership in social work

Reflections from practice

Self-leadership in social work

This book is a call for confident, skilled and knowledgeable practice in social work. The current managerialist agenda has restricted judgement and the exercise of discretion in the profession, and, more damagingly, has played down the social justice components of social work, as well as the responsibilities for therapeutic and change-orientated interventions. This book explores how, through strong self-leadership, social workers can both explain and demonstrate how social work can achieve positive change. Offering a fresh and innovative view on leadership for social workers, managers of social services and social work students at all levels, the book identifies tactics and strategies to provide leadership both within a team and in senior positions.

Professional Social Work

Professional Social Work

If social work students are to flourish in their careers, and go beyond a basic sense of ‘competence’ in practice, it is essential to develop a sense of Professional Self. This book will help students develop critical understanding of their own social work practice, and the tools and skills required to become a professional social worker. It includes: Chapters on practising Reflexivity and the importance of Relationships in social work Contributions from leading social work academics A focus on building a professional identity through learning and practice The emphasis is on developing your professionalism, and how that journey translates into everyday practice. To help this growth there are further chapters on getting the best from continuing professional development, challenging poor practice and professionalism and ethics. Professor Jonathan Parker is Deputy Dean for Research and Enterprise and Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Policy at Bournemouth University. He is currently conducting cross cultural research on learning and practice with colleagues in Southeast Asia. Professor Mark Doel is Professort Emeritus in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffiled Hallam University, and a registered social worker. Mark's research experience is in the fields of practice education, social work practice methods, and service user involvement.

The Barefoot Believers

The Barefoot Believers

Three sisters. One secret. Once there were three Cromwell girls. But their father abducted the baby...and neither was seen again. The loss has haunted sisters Kate and Jo ever since, though they can't bear to talk about it.

Semper Fidelis

A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire

Semper Fidelis

When Ruso rejoins his unit in the remote outpost of the Roman Empire known as Britannia, he finds that all is not well with the Twentieth Legion. As they keep a suspicious eye on the barbarians to the north, the legionaries appear to have found trouble even closer to home-among the native recruits to Britannia's imperial army. A young soldier has jumped off a roof, killing himself. Why? Mysterious injuries, and even deaths, begin to pile up in Ruso's medical ledgers, and it soon becomes clear that this suicide is not an isolated incident. Can the men really be under a curse? And what has this to do with the much-decorated Centurion Geminus? Bound by his sense of duty and compelled by his ill-advised curiosity, Ruso begins to ask questions nobody wants to hear. Meanwhile his barbarian wife, Tilla, starts to find out some of the answers-and is marked as a security risk by the very officers Ruso is interrogating. With Hadrian's visit looming large, the fates of the legion, Tilla, and Ruso himself hang in the balance.

The Barefoot Photographers Tilonia

Where Tradition and Vision Meet

The Barefoot Photographers Tilonia

Depicting the life experiences of tackling poverty in Tilonia, Rajasthan.

Build a Story Cards Community Helpers

Build a Story Cards Community Helpers

Highlight the importance of teamwork, responsibility and kindness with these 36 wordless storytelling cards, designed to support 30+ games. An array of 12 character, 12 setting and 12 object cards help build literacy, sequencing and problem-solving skills. For children aged 3 to 10