Complexity in Social Work
- Rick Hood - Kingston University, UK
This book provides good coverage on aspects of complexity in social work. It encompasses several features that generate complexity and decision making in social work. This book’s approach makes various landscapes of complexity easy to understand. This makes the book accessible to students and practitioners.
Dr Rick Hood is one of the new generation of social work's intellectual leaders. This book is insightful but accessible and is informed by his substantial practice and research experience. The book highlights the day-to-day experience for social workers of being immersed in, but not paralysed by, the complexity of human behaviour and relationships and of the important and crucial contribution social workers make with others in promoting the welfare and safety of children and helping families.
Rick Hood has produced a remarkably clear and conceptually sophisticated account of complexity in social work making a strong case for more appropriate organisational systems for working with unpredictability.
An impressive scrutiny of key challenges in social work through the lens of complexity, producing fresh thinking about solutions. The use of case studies and exercises links the abstract ideas clearly to the reality of everyday social work.