Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers - Student Social Work (Paperback)
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Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers - Student Social Work (Paperback)

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Social workers work with people at all stages of life, tackling a multitude of personal, social, health, welfare, legal and educational issues. As a result, all social work students need to understand human growth and development throughout the lifespan.

This fully revised and expanded second edition of this introductory text for social workers provides a knowledge base about human development from conception to death. It is designed to encourage understanding of a wide range of experiences: from the developmental trajectories of children in care, to adult mental distress and the experiences of people with dementia, to bereavement. Using engaging narratives to illustrate each topic, the authors clearly introduce and analyse different theoretical approaches, and link them to real-life situations faced by social workers.

Packed with case studies, this student-friendly book includes overviews, summaries, questions and further reading in each chapter, as well as a `Taking it further' section providing greater depth on key theoretical issues. A reference section contains a glossary and overviews of the principal theories discussed throughout the book. It is an essential read for all social work students.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138304093
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 717 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


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'An understanding of Human Growth and Development is essential to social work practice. This book is a friendly, comprehensive guide to human growth and development suitable for social work students and more experienced practitioners alike.' - Dr Anna Harvey, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care, Tavistock and Portman Clinic

'This book is a wonderful resource for social workers in training and in practice. It is very accessible, with materials arranged to allow the reader to tailor the depth of their learning according to their needs. Theory and research are explained with care and there are practice examples throughout the book help the reader engage with these frameworks as tools to guide and develop understanding of service users' lived experiences.' - Dr Ducan Helm, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling

'In this 2nd edition of John Sudbury's book, now with Andrew Whittaker, the psychodynamic orientation of the original text has been retained whilst content and form have been updated and refreshed. Developments refer to: the influence on young lives of social media; work with refugees fleeing war and conflict; gender variant and transgender identities; and recent data on culturally sensitive work with older adults.' - Clare Parkinson, Clinical Lecturer, Senior Social Worker, SFHEA, The Tavistock Centre, London

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“What a Book!”

I bought this book for my Social Work degree to help with my human development module and I have to say that it was worth the money.
It's an easy read breaking down the different essential theories of human... More

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