In this very short introduction sally holland and jonathan scourfield explain what social work is and look at its rich historical development reflecting international human stories of social problems and social work relationships as well as the philosophies behind the practice and the evidence about what works throughout the world they look . They encounter the extreme casualties of social inequality the victims of poverty illness addiction and abuse they work more social workers spend their time trying to ease social suffering. Social work a very short introduction sally holland and jonathan scourfield very short introductions explains what social work is and looks at its role in contemporary society includes a number of case studies looking at various social problems and social work relationships from around the world. They encounter the extreme casualties of social inequality the victims of poverty illness addiction and abuse they work with abusers and offenders and operate in the space between the state and the poor or marginalized social work a very short introduction explains what social work is and looks at its rich historical development. For a very short introduction social work is a very informative book i wasnt expecting much from it given its length however this perhaps works to its strength as the authors clearly worked to giving a broad overview of the various areas in which social workers can practise
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