Assessment, Risk and Decision Making in Social Work
- Campbell Killick - University of Ulster, UK
- Brian J. Taylor - University of Ulster, UK
As practising social workers, your students will need to be able to make sound judgments in complex contexts and when they are under pressure. This book covers the essential knowledge they will require to understand and develop skills in relation to professional judgement and decision making processes, including:
- the use of assessment tools;
- engagement in assessment and decision processes;
- the context of risk, complexity and uncertainty in practice;
- communication and management of risk within social care processes.
I would recommend this book to enable the reader to either gain a basic understanding of the social work task around assessment and risk, or as a refresher for experienced practitioners who may want to take stock and reevaluate their practice in the field of risk assessment and management. It would be a good “aide memoir” for practice teachers when preparing for supervision of a student social worker, and could be a good tool to use in developing practice discussions around risk, values and professional accountability and responsibility.
Essential reading for our Year 2 and Year 3 Social Work Students
I have found this book to be an invaluable resource for teaching assessment skills to pre-qualifying social work students. It's helpfully mapped to the PCF and is full of practical case examples and exercises for students. I would definitely recommend this book
Covers essential practice areas. Offers a broad range of theoretical and practice models for assessment and decision-making.
this is a useful book for a range of modules and provide clear detail in a logical format.