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Social work books

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Recently Published

Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings Challenges to Service Delivery by Debra A. Harley Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation in Rural Settings Challenges to Service Delivery

This first-of-its-kind textbook surveys rehabilitation and vocational programs aiding persons with disabilities in remote and developing areas in the U.S. and abroad. Contributors discuss longstanding challenges to these communities, most notably economic and environmental obstacles and ongoing barriers to service...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2017

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: 10/11/2017

Essential Theories, Ideas and Skills for Effective Social Work Practice An Integrative Workbook by Raquel (California State University, Los Angeles) Warley Essential Theories, Ideas and Skills for Effective Social Work Practice An Integrative Workbook
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This workbook-style primer guides students in giving visible form to the major principles of social work practice: namely, professional ethics, therapeutic engagement, assessment, treatment planning, treatment, and termination. This book offers theoretical material in addition to 60 practical and experiential...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Essential Theories, Ideas and Skills for Effective Social Work Practice An Integrative Workbook by Raquel (California State University, Los Angeles) Warley Essential Theories, Ideas and Skills for Effective Social Work Practice An Integrative Workbook
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This workbook-style primer guides students in giving visible form to the major principles of social work practice: namely, professional ethics, therapeutic engagement, assessment, treatment planning, treatment, and termination. This book offers theoretical material in addition to 60 practical and experiential...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2017

Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings Experiences from Practice by Suzanne Guerin Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings Experiences from Practice

How can we develop a comprehensive understanding of the research process in community, health and social care settings? Covering all stages of the research process, from funding to dissemination, this book considers the views of funders, researchers, communities and policy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

The Making of a Teenage Service Class Poverty and Mobility in an American City by Ranita Ray The Making of a Teenage Service Class Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Stereotypes of economically marginalized black and brown youth focus on drugs, gangs, violence, and teen parenthood. Families, schools, nonprofit organizations, and institutions in poor urban neighborhoods emphasize preventing such risk behaviors. In The Making of a Teenage Service Class, Ranita...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

The Making of a Teenage Service Class Poverty and Mobility in an American City by Ranita Ray The Making of a Teenage Service Class Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Stereotypes of economically marginalized black and brown youth focus on drugs, gangs, violence, and teen parenthood. Families, schools, nonprofit organizations, and institutions in poor urban neighborhoods emphasize preventing such risk behaviors. In The Making of a Teenage Service Class, Ranita...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Children of Incarcerated Parents Challenges and Promise by Marian Sabrina (University of Washington, Tacoma, WA, USA) Harris Children of Incarcerated Parents Challenges and Promise
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This book highlights the myriad factors that can impact the children of incarcerated parents. It is no secret that the United States continues to be the leading nation for the incarceration of men and women, and this this large prison...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

The Best Interests Assessor practice handbook by Rachel Hubbard, Kevin Stone The Best Interests Assessor practice handbook
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The first textbook to consider the Best Interests Assessor (BIA) role in depth, offering practical guidance and exploring its particular challenges in the context of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legal framework.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance by Declan Coogan Child to Parent Violence and Abuse Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance

Addressing the under-reported issue of child to parent violence and abuse, this book presents the effective intervention method of Non-Violent Resistance. Tips for adapting the method, alongside case studies make this an invaluable tool for practitioners working with affected families.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community The Intersection of History, Health, Mental Health, and Policy Factors by Michael P. (Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago) Dentato Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community The Intersection of History, Health, Mental Health, and Policy Factors
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Social Work and Integrated Health Care From Policy to Practice and Back by Victoria (Associate Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work) Stanhope Social Work and Integrated Health Care From Policy to Practice and Back
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity by Andrew (North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, NY, USA) Malekoff Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity
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Group Work Stories Celebrating Diversity is a most timely book about group work practice and education that highlights the theme of diversity, which encompasses acceptance and respect for various dimensions of difference. Dimensions of diversity include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Everyday Social Justice and Citizenship Perspectives for the 21st Century by Ann Marie (Leeds Trinity University, UK) Mealey Everyday Social Justice and Citizenship Perspectives for the 21st Century
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This book considers concepts of citizenship and social justice from a variety of contemporary perspectives, inviting readers to consider the complex relationships between love and justice, the battle for social equality and individual ways in which citizenship and social justice...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Promoting Equality Working with Diversity and Difference by Neil Thompson Promoting Equality Working with Diversity and Difference

With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting Equality is essential reading for students and practitioners within the helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

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Administrative Data and Child Welfare Research Using Linked Data to Improve Child Welfare Research, Policy, and Practice by Terry (University of Maryland, USA) Shaw Administrative Data and Child Welfare Research Using Linked Data to Improve Child Welfare Research, Policy, and Practice
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Every day, social service agencies collect millions of pieces of data about the children and families they serve. Agencies depend on this data to inform decision-making by personnel throughout the organization and to provide meaningful research and evaluation on program...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2017

The Skilled Communicator in Social Work The Art and Science of Communication in Practice by Karen Healy The Skilled Communicator in Social Work The Art and Science of Communication in Practice

Bridging the gap between fundamental communication skills and more specialist skills, The Skilled Communicator combines in practical resource the knowledge and capabilities required to communicate effectively across a range of direct practice circumstances.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

Safeguarding Adults Key Themes and Issues by Gillian MacIntyre, Ailsa Stewart, Pearse McCusker Safeguarding Adults Key Themes and Issues
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Safeguarding adults is a rapidly evolving area of professional practice. Already complex and contested in terms of definitions and application, it has been further problematised by significant legal and policy developments, both nationally and internationally. Written by a collection of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/11/2017

Political Social Work Using Power to Create Social Change by Shannon R. Lane, Suzanne Pritzker Political Social Work Using Power to Create Social Change
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This social work book is the first of its kind, describing practical steps that social workers can take to shape and influence both policy and politics. It prepares social workers and social work students to impact political action and subsequent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

Music, Song, Dance, Theater Broadway meets Social Justice Youth Community Practice by Melvin (Professor of Social Work & Co-Director, Center on Addictions Research and Services (CARS), Boston University S Delgado Music, Song, Dance, Theater Broadway meets Social Justice Youth Community Practice
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The performing arts is an emerging area of youth community practice that has tremendous potential for reaching and positively transforming urban youth lives and to do so in a socially just manner.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People by Jonathan Parker, Sara Ashencaen Crabtree Social Work with Disadvantaged and Marginalised People
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Split into three parts, this book considers what is meant by disadvantage and marginalisation, how this can come about and the impact this may have on lives, before unpicking the key knowledge and skills needed to practice effectively with individuals...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Pandora's Dilemma Theories of Social Welfare for the 21st Century by David (Executive Director, MSW Program, Kean University) Stoesz Pandora's Dilemma Theories of Social Welfare for the 21st Century
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Pandora's Dilemma presents theories of social welfare, addressing stakeholders, the policy process, electoral politics, child welfare, the precariat, online education, the devolution of the welfare state, and the evolution of the investment state.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/12/2017

Leadership in Child and Family Practice by Nadine Cameron Leadership in Child and Family Practice

Bringing together contributions from leading specialists and professionals in the field, this book provides an important overview of the knowledge and skills required for high quality leadership within the risk averse and challenging area of child and family practice. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Leadership in Child and Family Practice by Nadine Cameron Leadership in Child and Family Practice

Bringing together contributions from leading specialists and professionals in the field, this book provides an important overview of the knowledge and skills required for high quality leadership within the risk averse and challenging area of child and family practice. It...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care by Adam (The University of Texas at El Paso, USA) Mccormick, Kathryn (The University of Texas at El Paso, USA) Schmidt LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care
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Representing an often overlooked population in social work literature, this book explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. Adam McCormick and Kathryn Schmidt examine the entirety of a youth's experience, from referral into care,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care by Adam (The University of Texas at El Paso, USA) Mccormick, Kathryn (The University of Texas at El Paso, USA) Schmidt LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care
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Representing an often overlooked population in social work literature, this book explores the experiences of LGBTQ youth as they navigate the child welfare system. Adam McCormick and Kathryn Schmidt examine the entirety of a youth's experience, from referral into care,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

After the Cradle Falls What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond To It, And What You Can Do About it by Melissa (Professor & Director, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention, George Warren Brown School of Social Wor Jonson-Reid After the Cradle Falls What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond To It, And What You Can Do About it
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This book integrates examples from folklore, songs, and news articles with strong attention to empirical research to create an accessible and engaging work intended to provoke the reader to think about how to address the issue of child abuse and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning in Social Work Current Issues and Future Directions by Paul A. (Hunter College, CUNY, USA) Kurzman Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning in Social Work Current Issues and Future Directions
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This books focuses on the present development, gradual evolution and current status of social work continuing education. The contributors demonstrate the rapidly growing importance of continuing education (CE) in the social work profession; look closely at present trends; and address...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2017

Sexuality, Sexual Identity and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care by Priscilla Dunk-West Sexuality, Sexual Identity and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care

Until now, sexuality has been treated as a specialist topic or area of specialist social work practice. This book contends that it cuts across all areas of the discipline. Sexuality is an umbrella term that relates to the private dimension...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Service User Involvement in Social Work Education by Hugh (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) McLaughlin Service User Involvement in Social Work Education
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In 2006, Social Work Education produced the first special edition (vol. 25, no. 4) on service user and carer involvement in social work education, with all of the articles coming from the UK. In 2015, a mixed group of service...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Anti-Racist Social Work by Lena Dominelli Anti-Racist Social Work

With new chapters, examples and revisions throughout to reflect current debates and practices in light of contemporary global events, this new edition meets the needs of all conscientious social workers. It encourages readers to think critically about existing approaches and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work by Paula Beesley, Melanie Watts, Mary Harrison Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work
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A step-by-step guide to developing effective communication skills with a diverse range of service users and professionals.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work by Paula Beesley, Melanie Watts, Mary Harrison Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work
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A step-by-step guide to developing effective communication skills with a diverse range of service users and professionals.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/10/2017

Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring by Bob (University of Tasmania, Tasmania) Pease Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring
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This book argues that the concept of care is a political and a moral concept. As such, it enables us to examine moral and political life through a radically different lens. The editors and contributors to the book argue that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Complexity and Social Work by Hans van Ewijk Complexity and Social Work

Translation of: Omgaan met sociale complexiteit.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Complexity and Social Work by Hans van Ewijk Complexity and Social Work

Translation of: Omgaan met sociale complexiteit.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

An Introduction to Human Services by Tricia (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) McClam, Marianne (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Woodside An Introduction to Human Services
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Interested in a practical introduction to the human service profession? If the answer's yes, then AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES, 9th Edition, is for you. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors define human services, review the historical development of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

Diversity, Difference and Dilemmas: Analysing concepts and developing skills by Kish Bhatti-Sinclair Diversity, Difference and Dilemmas: Analysing concepts and developing skills

The book will educate social work students on working with social differences in relation to class, race, disability, gender and sexual orientation.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems by Virginia C. Strand Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

This comprehensive reference offers a robust framework for introducing and sustaining trauma-responsive services and culture in child welfare systems. Organized around concepts of safety, permanency, and well-being, chapters describe innovations in child protection, violence prevention, foster care, and adoption services...
Format: Hardback - 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

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

Critical Spirituality A Holistic Approach to Contemporary Practice by Fiona Gardner Critical Spirituality A Holistic Approach to Contemporary Practice

Critical spirituality is a way of naming a desire to work with what is meaningful in the context of enabling a socially just, diverse and inclusive society. Critical spirituality means seeing people holistically, seeking to understand where they are coming...
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: 29/09/2017

Social Work Theory and Methods The Essentials by Neil Thompson Social Work Theory and Methods The Essentials

This gateway text lays the foundations for a thorough knowledge of the theory and methods that social workers need. Pulling together the work of a team of experts, this book uses the innovative theorizing practice approach, rather than the traditional...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

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