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Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada

by (author) Cheryl Regehr & Karima Kanani

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2009
Social Work
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2009
    List Price

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Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada, second edition, is a guide to Canadian law and legal processes designed specifically for social workers. This core text examines all of the major legal situations social workers may encounter-from child abuse, family violence, and adoption issues to health care, mental illness, and immigration status-ensuring that students are well-versed in their own legal rights and obligations and know what to expect when testifying in court. Each chapter opens and closes with a realistic case example and provides a comprehensive list of legislation relevant to the area under discussion. New to this second edition is a chapter focused on adoption law as well as an expanded pedagogical program, which includes chapter-opening learning objectives, chapter-ending discussion questions, and a list of key terms with definitions.

About the authors

Cheryl Regehr is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.

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