CONTENTSContext of Contemporary Social Work PracticeMargaret Alston, Samone McCurdy and Jennifer McKinnon PART I: WORKING WITH PARTICULAR GROUPS AND COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST1. Working with Women: A gendered analysis of social work practiceMargaret Alston2. Social Work with LGBTI ClientsMark Hughes3. Social Work and People with DisabilitiesWendy Bowles and Marie Sheahan4. Social Work and Indigenous AustraliansBindi Bennett and Sue Green5. Social Work Practice with Ethnically and Culturally Diverse ClientsLinda Briskman6. Working with Young PeopleKaren Healy7. Working With Older People (Gerontological Social Work)Mark Hughes and Karen Heycox PART II: SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE SETTINGS8. Social Work in Healthcare SettingsFiona McDermott and Glenda Bawden9. Social Work in Educational SettingsLouise Oliario10. Social Work Practice in Mental Health SettingsRosemary Sheehan and Melissa Petrakis11. Social Work in the Field of Income Maintenance and EmploymentPhilip Mendes and Desley Hargreaves12. Social Work in Child Protection SettingsClaire Tilbury13. Criminal Justice: Extending the Social Work FocusChris Trotter14. Social Work in the Domestic Violence SectorDonna Chung PART III: NICHE SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE FIELDS15. Social Work in Rural and Remote AustraliaSarah Wendt16. Palliative CareCarol Quayle17. International Social WorkSamone McCurdy PART IV: EMERGING TRENDS AND ISSUES IN SOCIAL WORK18. Social Work, Sustainability and the EnvironmentHeather Boetto and Jennifer McKinnon19. Social Work in Post-disaster SitesTricia Hazeleger, Margaret Alston and Desley Hargreaves20. Understanding Trauma and ResilienceLouise Harms21. The Changing Face of Social Work in ChinaZhaoen Pan (Penny) and Kerri Whittenbury
Margaret Alston is Professor of Social Work and Head of Department at Monash University and heads the Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability research unit (GLASS) at Monash. Samone McCurdy is a Lecturer in Social Work at Monash University. Jennifer McKinnon is Adjunct Professor in Social Work at Charles Sturt University.