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Title Enhancing social work management : theory and best practice from the UK and USA / edited by Jane Aldgate [and others].

Imprint London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (320 pages)
Note "The Open University; University of Connecticut."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-309) and indexes.
Contents Looking backward, looking forward : current trends in human services management / John Harris -- New leadership for the human services : involving and empowering staff through participatory management / Barbara A. Pine and Lynne M. Healy -- Improving performance in social work through positive approaches to managing change / Julie Barnes -- Ethical issues for social work and social care managers / Lynne M. Healy and Barbara A. Pine -- Managing across interagency boundaries : a learning agenda for change / Vivien Martin -- Managing diversity in social service settings / Barris Malcolm -- Liability and safety issues in human services management / Robert G. Madden -- Managing care environments : reflections from research and practice / Jill Reynolds and Sheila Peace -- Active service-user involvement in human services : lessons from practice / Janet Seden and Trish Ross -- The impact of new technology: implications for social work and social care managers / Myron E. Weiner and Peter Petrella -- Managing diverse sources of funding / Mark Ezell -- From policy visions to practice realities : the pivotal role of service managers in implementation / Wendy Rose.
Summary This book looks at the nature of management in the human services sector and examines the prevailing issues affecting both the UK and USA. Contradictory forces affect the act of management, such as the imperatives driving the introduction of new control systems which exist alongside the requirement to cut resources. In this book, contributors present both the problems and opportunities associated with the growth of management in the social care sector. They cover key topics including the implementation of change in the childcare sector; diversity & ndash; looking at the ways in which care manag.
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Subject Human services -- Great Britain -- Management.
Human services -- United States -- Management.
Social work administration -- Great Britain.
Social work administration -- United States.
Great Britain -- Social policy -- 1979-
United States -- Social policy -- 1993-
Chronological Term Since 1979
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Aldgate, Jane, 1945-
Open University.
University of Connecticut.
Other Form: Print version: Enhancing social work management. London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007 9781843105152 1843105152 (DLC) 2006039572 (OCoLC)76864338
ISBN 9781846425905 (electronic bk.)
1846425905 (electronic bk.)
9781843105152 (alk. paper)
1843105152 (alk. paper)