Social work in Northern Ireland
Conflict and change
- Deirdre Heenan, Derek Birrell
- Paperback, 192 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 23 Mar 2011
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'...it makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of this compelling subject.' British Journal of Social Work "The authors provide for a very relevant and critically analysed overview of policy evolution, impact and transferability in Northern Ireland. This knowledge does fill a gap in academic research, and is invaluable for political analysis."
Journal of Social Policy
"Students will benefit from this text in terms of how it relates to the policy-driven agenda. It will also be useful for youth work students in terms of comparing two related professions."
Tony Morgan, University of Ulster
'This is both an informative and a thoughtful book. Along with analysing the efforts to meet the challenges of social work in a violent neighbourhood, the authors offer constructive recommendations on social work policy and training at the end of each chapter along with insightful criticisms throughout.' British Journal of Social Work
"Professors Heenan and Birrell have undertaken a unique analysis of the key themes underpinning Social Work in N.Ireland. Their work heralds a new understanding of significant policy which has influenced service provision. A highly recommended core text."
Mary McColgan, Professor of Social Work, School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, University of Ulster
About This Book
Written in an accessible style, this book highlights the distinctive aspects of social work policy and practice in Northern Ireland. It covers the historical development of social work, explores the challenges that have arisen from delivering services both during and post conflict and addresses the new imperatives created after the devolution settlement. Exploring many major themes - including social exclusion, devolution and working across borders - the book demonstrates how Northern Ireland's experience can provide lessons for national and international theory and practice.
Author BiographyDeirdre Heenan is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of Ulster. She has written extensively on ageing, disability and social capital. Derek Birrell is a Professor of Social Policy at the University of Ulster. He has written extensively on devolution, quangos and local government.
Sectarianism and social work;Violence and social work
The integration of health and social work
Social work and Community development
Cross-border social work
Poverty and social work
Devolution and social work
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