The extent and nature of practitioners, encounters with alcohol and other drug use in social work and social care practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332592
Title:
The extent and nature of practitioners, encounters with alcohol and other drug use in social work and social care practice
Authors:
Dance, Cherilyn; Galvani, Sarah; Hutchinson, Aisha ( 0000-0002-5474-676X )
Abstract:
This article considers the extent and nature of social work and social care practitioners' experience of working with service users whose lives are affected by the problematic use of alcohol or other drugs (AOD). It draws on the findings of a national study of ‘working with alcohol and drug use’ which was conducted in England in 2010–2011. The study reported here comprised an online survey of front-line practitioners (n = 597), complemented by 12 practitioner focus groups and interviews with 21 key informants from participating local authorities and substance use treatment services. This paper focuses primarily on data from one element of the survey. Findings indicate that the great majority of staff encountered service users who are affected by AOD problems at some level, although there were differences between groups of practitioners in the extent and nature of AOD problems for different groups of service users. The differential experiences of staff according to their client groups underlines the need for education and professional development not only to provide training on working with AOD but to ensure that training is contextualised and relevant to practitioners across the range of social work and social care services.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Dance, C., Galvani, S., Hutchinson, A. (2014) 'The Extent and Nature of Practitioners, Encounters with Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Social Work and Social Care Practice' Social Work Education, 33 (5):557-572
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Social Work Education
Issue Date:
18-Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332592
DOI:
10.1080/02615479.2014.919066
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2014.919066
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-5479; 1470-1227
Appears in Collections:
Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDance, Cherilynen
dc.contributor.authorGalvani, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Aishaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T12:59:37Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-09T12:59:37Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-18-
dc.identifier.citationDance, C., Galvani, S., Hutchinson, A. (2014) 'The Extent and Nature of Practitioners, Encounters with Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Social Work and Social Care Practice' Social Work Education, 33 (5):557-572en
dc.identifier.issn0261-5479-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1227-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02615479.2014.919066-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/332592-
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the extent and nature of social work and social care practitioners' experience of working with service users whose lives are affected by the problematic use of alcohol or other drugs (AOD). It draws on the findings of a national study of ‘working with alcohol and drug use’ which was conducted in England in 2010–2011. The study reported here comprised an online survey of front-line practitioners (n = 597), complemented by 12 practitioner focus groups and interviews with 21 key informants from participating local authorities and substance use treatment services. This paper focuses primarily on data from one element of the survey. Findings indicate that the great majority of staff encountered service users who are affected by AOD problems at some level, although there were differences between groups of practitioners in the extent and nature of AOD problems for different groups of service users. The differential experiences of staff according to their client groups underlines the need for education and professional development not only to provide training on working with AOD but to ensure that training is contextualised and relevant to practitioners across the range of social work and social care services.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2014.919066en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social Work Educationen
dc.subjectsubstance useen
dc.subjectalcoholen
dc.subjectdrugsen
dc.subjectsocial worken
dc.subjectsocial careen
dc.titleThe extent and nature of practitioners, encounters with alcohol and other drug use in social work and social care practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work Educationen
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