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Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work


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Series editor's foreword. Jane Wonnacott. Preface. 1. Diversity in the Context of Current Social Work Practice. 2. A Model for Understanding Discrimination. 3. Understanding and Responding to Cultural Diversity. 4. Learning Styles. 5. Exploring Personal Preferences. 6. A Diversity Awareness Model. References. Index.

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Accessible guide to the essentials of diversity and anti-discriminatory practice

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Linda Gast is an independent trainer and consultant in the social care and criminal justice fields, and is an Associate of In-Trac Training and Consultancy. She provides training on diversity, equal opportunities, gender issues and working with hate crime offenders. Anne Patmore is an independent social worker, trainer and practice assessor, and is also an Associate of In-Trac Training and Consultancy. She has worked in child and family social work and trains on various topics including equality and diversity, safeguarding children, and working with disabled children.


In my current work as a mentor I have drawn upon the practical approach of this book. I has enabled me to explore with my mentees cultural differences between workers and service users and how that may affect the progress of the case. It has been a valuable resource in diversity awareness as well as an enjoyable way of identifying and coming to terms with our own preconceived ideas. This book is an important addition in any social workers personal tool kit or office based library. -- Professional Social Work
`I'm delighted to see a series that is accessible and that deals with the knowledge and skills needed to work creatively with the everyday concerns and complex issues encountered in direct social work practice. This series offers indispensable coverage of key issues.' -- Pamela Trevithick, Visiting Professor in Social Work, Buckinghamshire New University, UK

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