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Recently Published

The Medicalization of Incest and Abuse Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia by Carolina (Carolina Borda Nino, University of St Andrews, UK) Borda The Medicalization of Incest and Abuse Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia
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Combining biomedical, psychological, and anthropological approaches to intergenerational incestuous violence experienced by rural indigenous [and] peasant women in the Andean region, this book raises new questions surrounding humanness and the normalisation of sexual violence. Through original ethnographical research, the author...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Reablement Services in Health and Social Care A guide to practice for students and support workers by Valerie Ebrahimi, Hazel Chapman, Tim Mann Reablement Services in Health and Social Care A guide to practice for students and support workers
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A ground-breaking text which introduces the theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations of the growing area reablement. With contributions representative of a number of professions including occupational therapy, nursing and social work this book encourages and supports collaborative working. It also...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Eliminating Gender-Based Violence by Ann (Deakin University, Australia) Taket Eliminating Gender-Based Violence
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While promoting access to resources and systems of support for those affected by gender-based violence is absolutely crucial, this new book focuses attention on the important question of how communities can take action to prevent violence and abuse. Using examples...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Eliminating Gender-Based Violence by Ann (Deakin University, Australia) Taket Eliminating Gender-Based Violence
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While promoting access to resources and systems of support for those affected by gender-based violence is absolutely crucial, this new book focuses attention on the important question of how communities can take action to prevent violence and abuse. Using examples...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Dimensions of Community-Based Projects in Health Care by Steven L. Arxer Dimensions of Community-Based Projects in Health Care

This salient reference grounds readers in the theoretical basis and day-to-day practice of community-based health care programs, and their potential as a transformative force in public health. Centering around concepts of self-determination, empowerment, and inclusiveness, the book details the roles...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2017

Promoting Young People's Wellbeing Through Empowerment and Agency A Critical Framework for Practice by Lucy Maynard, Karen Stuart Promoting Young People's Wellbeing Through Empowerment and Agency A Critical Framework for Practice
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The terms 'wellbeing', 'empowerment' and 'agency' are common parlance in policy and practice in social services, yet are often misused or not fully understood. Further, there is a disconnect between these abstract concepts and tangible practice with young people. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Promoting Young People's Wellbeing Through Empowerment and Agency A Critical Framework for Practice by Lucy Maynard, Karen Stuart Promoting Young People's Wellbeing Through Empowerment and Agency A Critical Framework for Practice
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The terms 'wellbeing', 'empowerment' and 'agency' are common parlance in policy and practice in social services, yet are often misused or not fully understood. Further, there is a disconnect between these abstract concepts and tangible practice with young people. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2017

Smart Decarceration Achieving Criminal Justice Transformation in the 21st Century by Matthew (Assistant Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration) Epperson Smart Decarceration Achieving Criminal Justice Transformation in the 21st Century
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Smart Decarceration is a forward-thinking, practical volume that provides concrete strategies for an era of decarceration. This timely work consists of chapters written from multiple perspectives and disciplines including scholars, practitioners, and persons with incarceration histories. The text grapples with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Compassionate Communities Case Studies from Britain and Europe by Klaus Wegleitner Compassionate Communities Case Studies from Britain and Europe

Compassionate communities are communities that provide assistance for those in need of end of life care, separate from any official heath service provision that may already be available within the community. This idea was developed in 2005 in Allan Kellehear's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Creating Social Change Through Creativity Anti-Oppressive Arts-Based Research Methodologies by Moshoula Capous-Desyllas Creating Social Change Through Creativity Anti-Oppressive Arts-Based Research Methodologies

This book examines research using anti-oppressive, arts-based methods to promote social change in oppressed and marginalized communities. The contributors discuss literary techniques, performance, visual art, and new media in relation to the co-construction of knowledge and positionality, reflexivity, data representation,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice by Samantha Wehbi Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Practice

This informative resource responds to recent developments in social work practices in North America and abroad through its exploration of anti-oppression practice. This groundbreaking collection demonstrates the transformative potential of inclusive practices, such as in Indigenous practice principles, through concrete...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Research by Henry Parada Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Research

This reflective collection examines anti-oppressive research methods and the effective implementation of those methods within social work settings. Comparing phenomenological, auto-ethnographic, survey-based, and arts-based research approaches, Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Research outlines the challenges and advantages of conducting research with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2017

Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation Prevention, Advocacy, and Trauma-Informed Practice by Andrea J. Nichols Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation Prevention, Advocacy, and Trauma-Informed Practice

Analyses the current research and best practices for working with children, adolescents, and adults involved in sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). With a unique, research-based focus on practice, the book synthesizes the key areas related to working with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

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Supporting Care Leavers' Educational Transitions by Jenny Driscoll Supporting Care Leavers' Educational Transitions

This important book focuses on the critical role of educational achievement for the wellbeing and success of vulnerable youth in adulthood. Despite significant attention from policy-makers, outcomes for youth graduating from state care in Western countries have proven stubbornly resistant...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice A Guide for Human Service Professionals by Jason M. Newell Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice A Guide for Human Service Professionals

Overwhelming empirical evidence indicates that new social workers going into child welfare or other trauma-related care discover emotional challenges. However, the revised CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) does not mandate the inclusion of content related to self-care in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice A Guide for Human Service Professionals by Jason M. Newell Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice A Guide for Human Service Professionals

Overwhelming empirical evidence indicates that new social workers going into child welfare or other trauma-related care discover emotional challenges. However, the revised CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) does not mandate the inclusion of content related to self-care in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Whose Welfare by Tony Cole Whose Welfare

First Published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Race and Social Work A guide to training by Vivienne Coombe Race and Social Work A guide to training

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Social Work & Received Ideas by Chris Rojek Social Work & Received Ideas

Social Work and Received Ideas examines the language of both traditional and radical social work as forms of power, arguing that the will to help and care for people unintentionally results in new types of dependency, control and domination.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Private Lives in Public Places Research-based Critique of Residential Life in Local Authority Old People's Homes by Dianne Willcocks Private Lives in Public Places Research-based Critique of Residential Life in Local Authority Old People's Homes

Public Order and Private Lives is a radical examination of the political forces which shape the law and order debate in Britain. Mike Brake and Chris Hale provide a hard-hitting analysis of Conservative policies on Crime, showing that, ironically, Conservative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Family Centres and their International Role in Social Action Social Work as Informal Education by Chris Warren-Adamson Family Centres and their International Role in Social Action Social Work as Informal Education

This title was first published in 2001: Family centre practice is one of the success stories of the past twenty years. As well as contributing creative ideas to centre practice this important edited collection highlights the role of practitioners as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Equity Choices and Long-Term Care Policies in Europe Allocating Resources and Burdens in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom by August Osterle Equity Choices and Long-Term Care Policies in Europe Allocating Resources and Burdens in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom

This title was first published in 28/11/2001: Employing an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to equity in long-term care, this book addresses the fact that demographic changes leading to ageing populations, financial pressures and changes in traditional support systems have brought...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Evaluator's Cookbook Exercises for participatory evaluation with children and young people by Angus McCabe The Evaluator's Cookbook Exercises for participatory evaluation with children and young people

Participation is a vital element of working with children and young people ? ensuring that services are meeting their needs as well as promoting citizenship, resilience and general well-being. The Evaluator?s Cookbook contains 21 participatory evaluation exercises for use with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Challenge of Existential Social Work Practice by Mark Griffiths The Challenge of Existential Social Work Practice

This ground-breaking text highlights social work's existential heritage and the existential threats and challenges to current social work practice, and explores how existential philosophy can help direct service social workers find purpose and meaning in their daily practice in a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Social Work in Context Theory and Concepts by Lester Parrott, Noreen Maguinness Social Work in Context Theory and Concepts
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This book uses key sociological concepts and theories to help student social workers better understand the nature of their work and the context within which they will be working.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Social Work in Context Theory and Concepts by Lester Parrott, Noreen Maguinness Social Work in Context Theory and Concepts
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This book uses key sociological concepts and theories to help student social workers better understand the nature of their work and the context within which they will be working.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Diversity, Difference and Dilemmas: Analysing Concepts and Developing Skills by Kish Bhatti-Sinclair Diversity, Difference and Dilemmas: Analysing Concepts and Developing Skills


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Implementing Therapeutic Residential Care with Children and Adolescents Translating Research into Practice by James P. Anglin Implementing Therapeutic Residential Care with Children and Adolescents Translating Research into Practice

Implementing Therapeutic Residential Care with Children and Adolescents presents a foundation framework for well-functioning residential care, and outlines the process of therapeutic care program implementation. It is written for anyone involved in seeking to provide or support good residential practice,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014 Understanding Good Practice by Lynn Romeo, Jane Lawson Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014 Understanding Good Practice
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Following the Care Act 2014, this essential guide to adult safeguarding sets out the most current principles behind working in this area, presents core skills and knowledge to support best practice and shows how to overcome areas that present challenges...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People by Gerald P. Mallon Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Although the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. The third edition of Social Work Practice with Lesbian,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People by Gerald P. Mallon Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Although the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. The third edition of Social Work Practice with Lesbian,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Changing Families by Crescy Cannan Changing Families

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Using Technology in Human Services Education Going the Distance by Goutham M. Menon Using Technology in Human Services Education Going the Distance

Make the most of what today's technology has to offer in human services education!Distance education presents special challenges to social work education. Using Technology in Human Services Education: Going the Distance provides case studies and practical research on making the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Critical Realism for Welfare Professions by Monica Kjrstad Critical Realism for Welfare Professions

As a discipline, social work needs an inclusive meta-theory for both research and practice that goes beyond positivism and constructivism. This is the first book to present and discuss how critical realism can contribute to a more useful and realistic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift? by Tomas Sirovatka Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift?

Young people in Europe have been disproportionally affected by unemployment as a result of the economic crisis and a large number of the most disadvantaged are migrant youth, or those of a different ethnic origin, living in deprived city neighbourhoods....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals by Morley D. Glicken A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals

Comprehensive, engaging, and concise, the second edition of A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals offers students and professionals practical tools to improve their writing.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals by Morley D. Glicken A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals

Comprehensive, engaging, and concise, the second edition of A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals offers students and professionals practical tools to improve their writing.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Religion, Disability, and Interpersonal Violence by Andy J. Johnson Religion, Disability, and Interpersonal Violence

This groundbreaking reference offers mental health professionals a rigorous, nuanced guide to working with abuse survivors with disabilities in religious communities. Expert contributors unravel complex intersections of disability, religion, and identity in the context of gender violence (including spotlights on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/07/2017

Forensic Social Work Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings by Tina Maschi Forensic Social Work Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings

Reviews the latest research and practices in forensic social work. Readers learn to integrate socio-legal knowledge when working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Noted interdisciplinary contributors review the most common forensic issues encountered in the field to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Social Work with Latinos Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives by Melvin (Professor, Boston University School of Social Work) Delgado Social Work with Latinos Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Perspectives
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This book is specifically focused on preparing social workers for practice and research focused on Latinos in the United States. It provides readers with a multi-faceted and updated perspective on this community, including dispersal patterns across the United States and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Professional Writing for Social Work Practice by Daniel Weisman, Joseph L. Zornado Professional Writing for Social Work Practice
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Helps social workers develop the writing skills necessary for a successful career. Examples drawn from all arenas of social work demonstrate strong and problematic writing. Organised around the core social work curriculum, the book's examples are applicable to every foundation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults by Deborah D. Gray, Rebecca Wild, Paula Price, Richard Rose Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
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This book explores different ways of carrying out life story work, a method which helps traumatized children question and resolve issues from their past. Using the experience of practitioners based in a range of settings, it provides a useful overview...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

Observation in Health and Social Care Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults by Stephen Briggs Observation in Health and Social Care Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults

One of the key skills in effective health and social care is accurately identifying and assessing the client's needs. This theoretically informed guide will show you how to enhance and apply these pivotal observation skills in a variety of challenging...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

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