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How Medicaid Fails the Poor

by Avik Roy

Medicaid, America’s government-run health insurance program for the poor, should be a lifeline that provides needed health care to Americans with no other options. Surprisingly, however, it doesn’t. The...


Volunteerism in Geriatric Settings

by Vera R Jackson

Volunteerism in Geriatric Settings is an instructional tool for activity directors and others interested in successful volunteer program management. It examines three dimensions of using volunteers: distinctive...


AIDS: Individual, Cultural and Policy Dimensions

by Univ Peter Aggleton Goldsmiths' College

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Narrative Gerontology in Research and Practice

by Kate De, PhD Medeiros

What is meant by narrative? How can one elicit a narrative or analyze it in research? How can narrative work best be facilitated among older adults? This is the only text to provide comprehensive information...


Abortion & Life

by Jennifer Baumgardner

Baumgardner's groundbreaking new book includes testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.


Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves--Confident Parenting in a World of Change

by Ron Taffel Ph.D.

Dr. Ron Taffel, one of the country's most sought-after child-rearing experts, draws on decades of counseling experience and extensive conversations with parents nationwide to offer an original and inspiring...


Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations: Feminist Criminology and Corrections

by Alana Van Gundy & Amy Baumann-Grau

A rich examination of the neglect and abuses occurring to women in correctional facilities, Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations draws upon a wealth of case studies from around the world and class...


HIV in World Cultures: Three Decades of Representations

by Gustavo Subero

This book analyses the way that HIV/AIDS is often narrativised and represented in contemporary world cultures, as well as the different strategies of remembrance deployed by different (sub)cultural groups affected...


Personalisation in Practice: Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

by Suzie Franklin, Helen Sanderson & Nicola Gitsham

Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred reviews, dispels the many myths surrounding Individual Service Funds and personal budgets and demonstrates how families, schools and other...


Social Work: A Reader

by Viviene E. Cree

What are the key ideas that underpin social work practice?

This inspiring Reader brings together some of the most significant ideas which have informed social work practice over the last forty years. Exploring...


New Developments in Home Care Services for the Elderly: Innovations in Policy, Program, and Practice

by Lenard W Kaye

This anthology responds to the recurring call for quality in home care service provision. It presents to agency administrators, managers, supervisors, and front line service providers a set of the most up-to-date...


Emerging Trends in Psychological Practice in Long-Term Care

by Margaret Norris, Victor Molinari & Suzann Ogland-Hand

Emerging Trends in Psychological Practice in Long-Term Care is an essential resource for geropsychologists striving to keep pace with the steady state of flux in the field of geriatric mental health. The field's...


Mindful Co-Working: Be Confident, Happy and Productive in Your Working Relationships

by Clark Baim

Do you worry that you aren't making the most of your co-working relationships? Most of us work with others every day and it's important these relationships run smoothly. Mindful co-working removes the pressure...


Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care: A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care

by Jeanette Caw, Judy Sebba & Robbie Gilligan

Team Parenting is a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together to create stable and therapeutic foster placements. This book describes the model's...


Doing Family Therapy, Second Edition: Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice

by Robert Taibbi

This popular text helps students and clinicians build essential skills common to all family interventions. The entire process of systemic therapy is richly illustrated with chapter-length case examples. Rather...


Black Families in Therapy, Second Edition: Understanding the African American Experience

by Nancy Boyd-Franklin

This classic text helps professionals and students understand and address cultural and racial issues in therapy with African American clients. Leading family therapist Nancy Boyd-Franklin explores the problems...


Anxiety and Its Disorders, Second Edition: The Nature and Treatment of Anxiety and Panic

by David H. Barlow

This landmark work is indispensable for anyone studying anxiety or seeking to deliver effective psychological and pharmacological treatments. David H. Barlow comprehensively examines the phenomena of anxiety...


Playing with Fire: Chemical Companies, Big Tobacco, and the Toxic Products in Your Home

by Chicago Tribune Staff

The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes, and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world. How could it possibly be in the US that children are already contaminated...


Duerson: Triumph, Trauma and Tragedy in the NFL

by Chicago Tribune Staff

In many ways Dave Duerson was the prototypical success story for a professional athlete. After serving as a captain, team MVP, and All-American at Notre Dame, Duerson went on to become a four-time Pro Bowler...


A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic ¿ and How We Can End It

by Déborah Cohen

The obesity epidemic is a public health crisis. Ending it requires a fresh perspective and clear solutions.