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NCJ Number: 34580 Find in a Library
Title: STRESS AND OPPORTUNITY IN THE ROLE OF THE PRISON WELFARE OFFICER
Journal: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK  Volume:5  Issue:4  Dated:(WINTER 1975)  Pages:379-396
Author(s): M PRATT
Corporate Author: British Assoc of Social Workers
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: British Assoc of Social Workers
Birmingham, B5 6RD, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE AUTHOR EXPLORES THE NATURE OF THE STRESSES INVOLVED IN THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL WORK IN THE CORRECTIONAL SETTING, AND ARGUES FOR THE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH THE SOCIAL WORKER CAN MAKE TO REHABILITATION IN ENGLAND.
Abstract: STRESS, IT IS ARGUED, MAY BE A NECESSARY FUNCTION OF EFFECTIVE WORK IN THIS CONTEXT, AND ATTEMPTS TO REDUCE IT BY PROVIDING A MORE DETAILED ROLE DEFINITION AND A CLEARER POSITION WITHIN THE PRISON HIERARCHY ARE PREMATURE. THE ROLE OF THE PRISON WELFARE OFFICER IS SAID TO BE BEST DEFINED AS IT EMERGES FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF GOOD PRACTITIONERS WITHIN THE SYSTEM, A CONCEPT WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CHOICE OF PERSONNEL FOR THIS TYPE OF WORK AND FOR THEIR APPROACH. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; England; Rehabilitation; Role perception; Social workers; Welfare services
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