Practical responses with women in poverty: the value of "trained in life" workers

Thomson, K.J. (2000) Practical responses with women in poverty: the value of "trained in life" workers. In: Weeks, W., and Quinn, M., (eds.) Issues Facing Australian Families: Human Services Respond. Pearson Education Australia Pty Ltd, NSW, pp. 165-173.

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[Extract] This chapter examines one aspect of the findings of my PhD research in social work. It reports on practice in operation in a community agency in Townsville in North Queensland. It documents a creative app roach to working with families which I believe is significantly undervalued in contemporary social welfare practice. The emphasis in the present climate on outcomes at the expense of processes has particular implications for work with service users who require long term assistance in order to manage daily family life. I propose adoption of another philosophical direction for practice.

Item ID: 14283
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-582-81173-7
Keywords: gender; poverty
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 04:08
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change @ 100%
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