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Building Excellence: The Rewards and Challenges of Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum

by Catherine N. Dulmus & Karen M. Sowers

Social work curriculum changes that really work.

The Boyer Report and the Council on Social Work Education have placed expectations on universities and social work programs to make sure undergraduate students...


Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Perspectives

by John Defrain & Sylvia Asay

The strengths of families from culture to culture, when compared to each other, are remarkably similar and give us common ground around the world upon which to unite and develop mutual understanding. Strengths-Based...


A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs: Utilization, Satisfaction, and Development

by Rhonda J.V. Montgomery

Explore new frontiers in Alzheimer's support systems!

When Congress authorized the Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States program in 1990, no one knew how effective the program would prove to be....


Health Expectations for Older Women: International Perspectives

by Sarah B. Laditka

Explore international trends in health and longevity--with a special focus on older women!This essential book examines the latest research on life expectancy and “active life expectancy”--the number of years...


Creating Communities for Addiction Recovery: The Oxford House Model

by Leonard A. Jason, Joseph R. Ferrari & Margaret Davis

Learn to create a positive research/action alliance similar to that of DePaul University and the Oxford House community

This book reviews important research conducted in a 13-year collaborative partnership between...


Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living

by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio

When limitations are removed from loving (and from lovemaking), new worlds of possibility are opened. This book presents insiders’ viewpoints on bisexual/polyamorous living!

With historical and theoretical...


Accreditation of Employee Assistance Programs

by R Paul Maiden

Explore the evolution, development, and applications of accreditation standards for employee assistance programs!

Accreditation ensures private or public sector organizations that an employee assistance program...


Disability, Culture and Identity

by Sheila Riddell & Nick Watson

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


International Analysis Poverty

by Peter Townsend

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Rescued Lives: The Oxford House Approach to Substance Abuse: The Oxford House Approach to Substance Abuse

by Leonard A. Jason, Bradley D. Olson & Karen J. Foli

An effective treatment to help those with addictions

Victims of drug addiction, chronic illness, and mental illness all too often are overwhelmed with the affliction called hopelessness. Oxford Houses succeed...


Literacy, Play and Globalization: Converging Imaginaries in Children's Critical and Cultural Performances

by Carmen L. Medina & Karen E. Wohlwend

This book takes on current perspectives on children's relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to...


Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan

by Scott Bass, Masato Oka & Jill Norton

Thirty years ago, when compared to the U.S., England, France, and Sweden, Japan had the lowest life expectancy for males and females. Today, Japan has the highest life expectancy and is the world's most rapidly...


Contemporary Research on Sex Work

by Jeffrey T. Parsons

Gain important insight and a broader perspective on where, why, and how sex workers conduct their business

For years, the focus of sex work research has been on street-based male and female sex workers and the...


Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings: Different National Backgrounds and Similar Responses

by Frank Glendennina & Paul Kingston

Elder Abuse and Neglect in Residential Settings: Different National Backgrounds and Similar Responses contains insights and examples from other countries where elder abuse and neglect have been recognized as...


Self-Neglect: Challenges for Helping Professionals

by James G O'Brien

Understand the complex ethical, legal, medical, and psychological issues of the most common form of elder abuse!Self-Neglect examines the social, ethical, medical, and practical implications of the most prevalent...


Teaching Secrets: The Technology in Social Work Education

by Ruth Middleman & Gale Goldberg Wood

Teachers and student teachers in social work will gain valuable insight into the artistry that makes truly great teaching from the accounts found in this new book. Master teachers examine the processes they...


African-American Social Workers and Social Policy

by Carlton Munson & Tricia Bent-Goodley

Critical analyses of policies that significantly affect African-American families and communities!

African-American Social Workers and Social Policy is the first book of its kind to combine the voices of African-American...


Faces of Women and Aging

by Ellen Cole, Esther D Rothblum & Nancy C Davis

Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners...


International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

by Shulamith L A Straussner & Larry Harrison

Examine the worldwide phenomenon of substance abuse and addiction!

International Aspects of Social Work Practice in the Addictions examines current social work practice in the addictions around the world. Researchers...


Decade of the Plague: The Sociopsychological Ramifications of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Margaret R Rodway & Marianne Wright

Social workers, counselors, and health care professionals will be challenged by this thorough presentation of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). The contributing authors contend that in the immediate future,...