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Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Theory and Skills for Practice

Rachel Larkin Lauren Wroe Reima Ana Maglajlic Debra Hayes



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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
15 August 2019
Mass-migration, conflict and poverty are now persistent features of our globalised world. This reference book for social workers and service providers offers constructive ideas for practice within an inter-disciplinary framework.

Each chapter speaks to a skill and knowledge area that is key to this work, bringing together myriad voices from across disciplines, interspersed with the vital perspectives of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants themselves. The book discusses the specific challenges faced when working in the community, and where people have suffered torture, in the context of social work practiced from an ethical value-base.

Staying up to date with the latest developments in policy; and addressing key specific skills needed to work with people affected by borders, this book is a valuable resource for both practitioners and students.
Foreword by:   Debra Hayes
Contributions by:   Suryia Nayak
Edited by:   Rachel Larkin, Lauren Wroe, Reima Ana Maglajlic
Imprint:   Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9781785923449
ISBN 10:   1785923447
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   15 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? Debra Hayes Narrative 1: Learning from Henrietta 1 Social Work with Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants: Theory and Skills for Practice. Lauren Wroe, Rachel Larkin and Reima Ana Maglajlic 2 Social Work Without Borders: An interview with Lynn King, Founding Member of the UK Social Work Charity 'Social Workers Without Borders'. Lauren Wroe Narrative 2: Learning from Mary 3 Black Feminist Diaspora Spaces of Social Work Critical Reflexivity Suryia Nayak 4 Migration and Austerity Lucy Mort Narrative 3: Learning from Sam 5 Disability and Forced Migration Rebecca Yeo 6 Learning from Immigration Controversies Natalia Farmer Narrative 4: Learning from Jan 7 Working with Separated Children and Young People Seeking International Protection: What Social Workers Need to Know Jen Ang 8 Asylum Seeking Children In and Leaving Care - Practice and Policy Issues Anna Gupta 9 Working with Survivors of Torture Jude Boyles, Anna Turner and Katy Pulman Narrative 5: Learning from Stella 10 Lessons from Community Work: Practices of Alliance with Asylum Seeking Women Hannah Berry 11 Understanding Destitution and Finding Creative Solutions - How the Voluntary Sector and Social Care can Support Each Other? Rachael Bee Narrative 6: Learning from Andy 12 Supporting Migrant and Asylum Seekers in, and Beyond, Immigration Detention in the UK Jo Vincent Narrative 7: Learning from Aida 13 Age Assessments of Unaccompanied Minors - Observations from an Appropriate Adult Elaine Ortiz 14 From 'Translation Machine' to Trusted Colleague - Interpreters in Social Work Anne-Marie Morsch Narrative 8: Learning from Lee 15 Conclusion Lauren Wroe, Rachel Larkin and Reima Ana Maglajlic

Reviews for Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants: Theory and Skills for Practice

This book will prove to be invaluable reading for Social workers and other professionals. It will enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills, around working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrant communities from different cultural backgrounds. It will challenge professionals' ideas on what they think good social work practice looks like, when working to affect change and better outcomes in people's lives, via a human rights approach. -- Millie Kerr, Children's Services Manager, Specialist children's Services, Barnardo's Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants is published at a time when there is unprecedented hostility towards migrants in the UK. The book covers an excellent and thought- provoking range of issues. The first-person accounts throughout the book give insight into the lived experiences of people subject to immigration control. Migration issues thread through all areas of social work and the book should be required reading for practitioners and students alike. -- Lynda Shentall, Lecturer in Social Work, School of Health and Society, University of Salford Manchester This is a book which is both thought provoking and useful. The chapters challenge us to think about the nature of UK policy towards refugees and migrants while providing practical material on a range of key topics. The voices of asylum seekers and refugees are given a prominent place. The structure of the book allows quick navigation to find the relevant section. A key resource for practitioners, policy makers and academics. -- Luke Geoghegan, Head of Policy and Research, British Association of Social Workers (BASW) This book is captivating me. It says it is about social work with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, but it is really about social work's heart and soul, about who we are, where we put ourselves, what we work for, who we identify with, it is about social justice. -- Gerry Nosowska, Chair of BASW

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