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Handbook Methods Religion Spiritual

by James W. Ellor

Since the 1971 White House Conference on Aging in the United States, the need to move from religiosity into new areas such as Spiritual Assessment and Spirituality has emerged. This movement has picked up momentum...


Ministering to Older Adults: The Building Blocks

by Donald Koepke

Learn how to focus your ministry’s programs and services on the elderly

By 2030, 20% of the people living in the United States will be age 65 or older, with unique spiritual needs that can affect their physical...


African American Behavior in the So: New Perspectives

by J. Camille Hall & Stan L. Bowie

An essential text to help to understand human behavior and the processes that guide human adaptation Social workers and therapists need to assess the full range of aspects of their client problems such as socioeconomic...


Ethics, Disability and Sports

by Ejgil Jespersen & Mike J. McNamee

This volume addresses a range of philosophical and ethical issues in adapted physical activity and disability sports participation more broadly. It is comprised of a range of essays by international scholars...


Mothers of Adult Children

by Marguerite Bouvard, Susan Duenke & Mirna E. Carranza

The theme of Mothers of Adult Children covers the many invisible issues facing mothers of adult children from around the world. This book contains stories of mothering including having children move back home,...


Special Interest Society: How Membership-based Organizations Shape America

by James R. Hudson & Patricia A. Hudson

Membership-based organizations play a central role in our society yet those studying voluntary associations fail to recognize their distinctive characteristics as their impact is profound and our understanding...


Constructing the Life Course

by James A. Holstein & Jaber F. Gubrium

Constructing the Life Course offers a social constructionist perspective on personal experience through time. The text shows the variety of ways people use life course imagery in their everyday lives and makes...


Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health

by Martha Rosenberg

This hard-hitting exposé blows the lid off of everything you thought you knew about Big Pharma and Big Food. What goes on behind the scenes in these industries is more suspicious, more devious, more disreputable...


Childbirth in the Global Village: Implications for Midwifery Education and Practice

by Dawn Hillier

Childbirth in the Global Village highlights and examines the role that globalisation plays in changing childbirth practices and to try to understand more clearly the interrelationship between globalisation,...


What's Your Problem?: Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process

by Stuart Connor

This books is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?


The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less

by Lauren A. Taylor, Elizabeth H. Bradley & Harvey V. Fineberg

Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine

For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations....


Age Matters: Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking

by Toni M. Calasanti & Kathleen F. Slevin

This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that...


Social Work Ethics on the Line

by Charles S Levy & Simon Slavin

Social Work Ethics on the Line discusses social work ethics in-depth and the process of making ethical judgements in social work practice. This much-needed book guides social workers through ethical dilemmas...


Contextualizing Homelessness: Critical Theory, Homelessness, and Federal Policy Addressing the Homeless

by Kenneth Kyle

This project employs three different disciplinary approaches--social constructionism, policy analysis, and rhetorical analysis--as a first step toward a critical theory of homelessness.


Social Work Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Making Fighting Obsolete

by B Harold Chetkow-Yanoov

Social Work Approaches to Conflict Resolution helps readers understand the nature and causes of conflict and offers suggestions for coping with conflict effectively. It is based on two assumptions: that conflict...


Social Work and Divinity

by Daniel Lee, Robert O'Gorman & Frederick L Ahearn Jr

The milestone text integrating the disciplines of social work and divinity!

In everyday life, spirituality and the practice of effective social work are inseparable. As a result, professionals and social service...


The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes

by Sharon Telleen & Judith V. Sayad

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the welfare-to-work initiatives that were undertaken just prior to and following the major reform of United States welfare legislation in 1996. It will familiarize...


Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change

by N. Sullivan, L. Mitchell & D. Goodman

The examples you'll find in Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change will help you to assist groups to gain a sense of empowerment and create change in their own...


Family Abuse and the Bible: The Scriptural Perspective

by Aimee K Cassiday-Shaw & Harold G Koenig

This unique volume reconciles a Biblical interpretation of marriage with the reality of domestic violence. Designed to raise awareness of abuse issues within the born-again community, Family Abuse and the Bible:...


Materializing Poverty: How the Poor Transform Their Lives

by Erin B. Taylor

In this book, anthropologist Erin Taylor explores how residents of a squatter settlement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, use their material resources creatively to solve everyday problems and, over a few...