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A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care: What You Need to Know to Create a Healing Home

by Ruth Emond, Laura Steckley & Autumn Roesch-Marsh

A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care provides an easy to read explanation of the secrets that lie behind good quality therapeutic child care. It describes relevant theories, the 'invisible' psychological challenges...

Practice placement in social work: Innovative approaches for effective teaching and learning

by Avril Bellinger & Deirdre Ford

This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements offers hope in the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation. The international contributions offer practical guidance and challenge...

Politics, power and community development

by Rosie Meade, Mae Shaw & Sarah Banks

Presenting unique and critical reflections on international policy and practice, this book addresses the global dominance of neoliberalism. It examines the extent to which community development practitioners,...

Direct payments and personal budgets: Putting personalisation into practice

by Jon Glasby & Rosemary Littlechild

This third edition of the leading textbook on personalisation considers key policy changes since 2009 and new research into the extension and outcomes of personal budgets. It is essential reading for students,...

A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back

by Kevin Hazzard

A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe....

Community development in action: Putting Freire into practice

by Margaret Ledwith

This exciting and practical book is filled to the brim with useful ideas for busy practitioners. Building on the work of Paulo Freire, theories are presented in interesting and straightforward ways to provide...

Supporting adult care-leavers: International good practice

by Suellen Murray

Featuring detailed case studies and examples of good practice, this is an excellent international source book for practitioners and policy makers in social work and social care.

Follow the Money: Path to Our Inevitable Economic Ruin or the End of Global Poverty

by Daniel Gray

Is it Really Possible to End Global Poverty?

Every generation of people puts forth a prescription for handling poverty. To date, every antidote for poverty has been a miserable failure. Follow the Money looks...

Lactivism: How Feminists and Fundamentalists, Hippies and Yuppies, and Physicians and Politicians Made Breastfeeding Big Business and Bad Policy

by Courtney Jung

Is breast really best? Breastfeeding is widely assumed to be the healthiest choice, yet growing evidence suggests that its benefits have been greatly exaggerated. New moms are pressured by doctors, health officials,...

Observing Children and Families: Beyond the Surface

by Gill Butler

This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.


You Who Cross My Path

by Erez Bitton, Tsipi Keller & Eli Hirsch

The first bilingual U.S. publication of celebrated Israeli poet Erez Bitton, often considered the founding father of Mizrahi Israeli poetry.

Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts

by Vicki Lens

Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts provides a vivid portrait and appraisal of how the lives of poor people are disrupted or helped by the judicial system, from the lowest to the highest courts. Drawing...

School of Dreams: Making the Grade at a Top American High School

by Edward Humes

Whitney High delivers everything we ask of a school: a love of learning, a sense of mission, and SAT scores to die for. But there are unintended consequences to attending the school of our dreams, as author...

Creating Aging-Friendly Communities

by Andrew Scharlach & Amanda Lehning

Creating Aging-Friendly Communities (CAFC) examines the need to redesign Americas communities to respond to the realities of our rapidly aging society. The text focuses on the interface between individuals and...

Policy for play: Responding to children's forgotten right

by Adrian Voce

Using the UK government's play strategy for England (2008-10) as a case study, this is the first book to look in detail at children's play within public policy. It is an essential tool for practitioners and...

Dying: A Transition

by Monika Renz, Mark Kyburz & John Peck

A critical success in Europe, this book offers a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition...

Meeting in the Margins: An Invitation to Encounter Society's Invisible People

by Cynthia Trenshaw

From homeless encampments under the viaducts of San Francisco to emergency rooms and nursing homes in the Midwest, Cynthia Trenshaw finds the courage to see, touch, and be radically present for the people our...

Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

by Trevor J. Blank & Andrea Kitta

How the collision of folk understandings with medical definitions affect disability and stigma

Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives

by Deborah Padgett, Benjamin Henwood & Sam Tsemberis

This book is the first to chronicle the story of Housing First (HF), a paradigm-shifting evidence-based approach to ending homelessness that began in New York City in 1992 and rapidly spread to other cities...

Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives

by Tom Farley

The inside story of the most audacious public health campaign of the twenty-first century.

In 2002, a dynamic doctor named Thomas Frieden became health commissioner of New York City. With support from the new...