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From Prevention to Wellness Through Group Work

by Joan K Parry

Offering some of the most advanced thinking and practice in the arena of social work with groups, From Prevention to Wellness Through Group Work synthesizes the discussions and findings from the Annual Symposium...


Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Guide to Bibliotherapy

by Jean A Pardeck

Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Guide to Bibliotherapy introduces clinical social workers and other helping professionals to bibliotherapy, an innovative approach to helping individuals deal...


Community Programs for the Depressed Elderly: A Rehabilitation Approach

by Ellen D Taira

International experts offer insights into rehabilitative work with the depressed elderly, including examples of successful treatment models, assessment and prevention techniques, as well as other helpful methods...


Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars

by Gary W Peterson & Suzanne Steinmetz

Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies!

In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies...


Performance Evaluation in the Human Services

by Simon Slavin, Wayne Matheson & Kenneth Millar

Performance Evaluation in the Human Services is a practical, specific book for managers on how to conduct performance evaluations. The book moves beyond the traditional rating scale and focuses on a new model...


Optimizing Housing for the Elderly: Homes Not Houses

by Leon A Pastalan

Discover the diverse range of housing options available to the elderly population with this excellent new book. This timely volume addresses the public policy and design and development issues that must necessarily...


Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities: Facing the Challenges

by Phillip Mccallion & Matthew Janicki

Older adults caring for developmentally disabled children have special needs. Are you and your agency doing all you can to help?Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities: Facing the Challenges provides...


Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisis: The River Communities Project

by Martha Baum & Pamela Twiss

With the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s, economic devastation hit the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, region. Social Work Intervention in an Economic Crisis strives to deepen understanding of the impact...


Technology Applications in Prevention

by Steven Godin

Control health care costs with these cost-effective, technology-based prevention/intervention techniques!

In 2001, Americans spent $1.4 trillion on health care services. By 2010, health care costs are forecasted...


Social Work Practice: A Systems Approach, Second Edition

by B Harold Chetkow-Yanoov

Replete with numerous diagrams, charts, tables, and exercises, the second edition of Social Work Practice: A Systems Approach brings alive the systems model of social work practice. Learning systems analysis...


Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

by Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco

Named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com and the Washington Post

Three years ago, Pulitzer Prize–winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice...


Social Justice in Clinical Practice: A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work: A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work

by Dawn Belkin Martinez & Ann Fleck-Henderson

Social work theory and ethics places social justice at its core and recognises that many clients from oppressed and marginalized communities frequently suffer greater forms and degrees of physical and mental...


Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

by David Cay Johnston

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of...


Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 34, 2014: Genetics

by Richard Sprott Ph. D.

Enormous advances in our knowledge of genetic contributions to aging and disease, and in our understanding of the potential for manipulation of the aging process, have taken place during the past twenty years....


Children's Games in the New Media Age: Childlore, Media and the Playground

by Andrew Burn & Chris Richards

Conceived to explore the relationship between children's vernacular play cultures and their media-based play, this collection challenges two popular misconceptions: that children's play is dying out and that...


Soundscapes of Wellbeing in Popular Music

by Gavin J. Andrews, Paul Kingsbury & Robin Kearns

Popular music has become increasingly embedded in complex and often contradictory discourses of wellbeing. For instance, some new genres and sub-cultures of popular music are associated with violence, drug-use,...


Emerging Market Local Currency Bond Yields and Foreign Holdings in the Post-Lehman Period: A Fortune or Misfortune?

by Christian Ebeke & Yinqiu Lu

The paper shows that foreign holdings of local currency government bonds in emerging market countries (EMs) have reduced bond yields but have somewhat increased yield volatility in the post-Lehman period. Econometric...


Addiction in Human Development: Developmental Perspectives on Addiction and Recovery

by Bruce Carruth & Jacqueline Wallen

Find fresh perspectives on the treatment of addictions and effective methods for helping recovering alcohol and drug abusers in this valuable book!Addiction in Human Development provides practical strategies...


Aging and God: Spiritual Pathways to Mental Health in Midlife and Later Years

by William M Clements & Harold G Koenig

This important book examines the relationship between religion and mental health throughout the life cycle, with a special emphasis on later life. It asserts that successful aging is possible regardless of physical...


The Mediation of Poverty: The News, New Media, and Politics

by Joanna Redden

The Mediation of Poverty examines the impact of digital technologies on poverty politics in Canada and the United Kingdom. As the first transnational comparison of poverty coverage, this book provides several...