Social Work and Disasters: A Handbook for Practice (Paperback)
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Social Work and Disasters: A Handbook for Practice (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 24/01/2019
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Disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity across the world, causing significant destruction to individuals and communities. Yet many social workers are ill-prepared for the demands of this field of practice. This book discusses the role of social workers in disaster work, including in disaster-preparedness, during the disaster and in post-disaster practice.

It addresses the complexities of social work disaster practice, noting the need for social workers to understand the language of trauma and to respond effectively. The authors discuss disaster theory and practice, drawing out elements of practice at macro-, meso- and micro- levels and at various stages of the disaster. They examine the factors that shape vulnerability in disasters and draw out the possibility of post-traumatic growth. The final section discusses strategies for self-care in disaster practice, noting the organisational and personal strategies that can be adopted to facilitate the wellbeing of workers in the field.

With real-life case studies from top scholars in the field, this book is essential reading for social work practitioners working in the field of disaster practice, as well as social work students and academics. It will also be useful to other health professionals who wish to understand this field of practice.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138089549
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


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'A groundbreaking book that brings together the challenges, the strengths and the responsibilities of social work in the face of natural and man made disasters. It provides thought provoking examples that all contribute towards positive and constructive change.' - Professor Barbara Fawcett, Head of Department of Social Work and Social Care, Director of International Partnerships, University of Birmingham

'A handbook for social workers who are working in disaster situations, or would like to be professionally prepared for such work, has been sorely needed. This book fills that significant gap in the social work literature with thoughtful and extensive use of case studies, outlining the theoretical and social context of disaster social work, and demonstrates intimate knowledge of social work practice in this field. An excellent reference book.' Jennifer McKinnon, Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University

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