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30 Years of Social Change

by Stephen Jones, Tony Attwood, Luke Beardon & Nisha Dogra et al.

What social change has been achieved over the past 30 years? What have been the main barriers to progress? What great achievements can we identify and celebrate today? Celebrating Jessica Kingsley Publishers'...


Attachment-Based Milieus for Healing Child and Adolescent Developmental Trauma

by John Stewart & Dan Hughes

This book presents an innovative relational and community based therapeutic model to ensure children's essential attachment needs are catered for in intensive mental health care. The text combines an overview...


The Choice

by Philly McMahon

When Dublin footballer Philly McMahon lost his older brother John in 2012, it brought to an end a painful decade, during which John had slipped from the family circle into a deteriorating cycle of addiction....


Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters

by Douglas Haynes

When she was only nine, Dayani Baldelomar left her Nicaraguan village with nothing more than a change of clothes. She was among tens of thousands of rural migrants to Managua in the 1980s and 1990s. After years...


Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community

by Michael P. Dentato

Social Work Practice with the LGBTQ Community aims to weave together the realms of sociopolitical, historical, and policy contexts in order to assist readers with understanding the base for effective and affirming...


Hillbilly Elegy: By J.D. Vance

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is a memoir by J. D. Vance about how he was raised to live by the code of Appalachian values. He connects his upbringing...


The New Senior Man

by Thelma Reese & Barbara M. Fleisher

The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities fills a gap that is already huge –and growing. Where do men fit into the astonishing changes in both life expectancy and visibility of the aging...


Does Collective Impact Work?

by Frank Ridzi & Margaret Doughty

The book seeks to demonstrate the ways in which collective impact approaches have guided the development of literacy coalitions over time. Since community collaboration strategies developed to address social...


Disability Media Studies

by Elizabeth Ellcessor & Bill Kirkpatrick

Introduces key ideas and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions in the emerging field of disability media studies   Disability Media Studies articulates the formation of a new field of study, based...


Prescription for the People

by Fran Quigley

In Prescription for the People, Fran Quigley diagnoses our inability to get medicines to the people who need them and then prescribes the cure. He delivers a clear and convincing argument for a complete shift...


Emerging Adults and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

by Douglas C. Smith

Emerging Adults and Substance Use Disorder Treatment addresses how a societal shift in the timing of developmental tasks affects treatment outcomes for substance use disorders, which are among the most highly...


Pandora's Dilemma

by David Stoesz

What are the challenges facing social welfare in America? Theories of stakeholders, the policy process, electoral politics, the precariat, child welfare, online education, the devolution of the welfare state,...


Social Work and Integrated Health Care

by Victoria Stanhope & Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner

With nearly 40% of social workers working in the health and behavioral health care sectors, Social Work and Integrated Health Care is designed to help social workers understand the policies that shape the current...


Justice for Laughing Boy

by Sara Ryan

On July 4th 2013, Connor Sparrowhawk, also known as Laughing Boy or LB, was found in dead in a specialist NHS unit. Connor, who had autism and epilepsy, had a seizure while in the bath and no member of staff...


The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science

by Emma M. Seppälä, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stephanie L. Brown & Monica C. Worline et al.

How do we define compassion? Is it an emotional state, a motivation, a dispositional trait, or a cultivated attitude? How does it compare to altruism and empathy? Chapters in this Handbook present critical scientific...


Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice

by Jason M. Newell

Overwhelming empirical evidence indicates that new social workers, particularly those going into child welfare or other trauma-related care, will discover emotional challenges including the indirect or secondary...


Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour

by Jake MacDonald & Rick Hansen

A beautifully illustrated 30th anniversary celebration of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion Tour, which broke barriers for people with disabilities and inspired ordinary citizens to realize impossible dreams.

On March...


Disabilities in Nigeria

by Edwin Etieyibo & Odirin Omiegbe

The book examines issues of disabilities in Nigeria focusing on attitudes and reactions to people with disabilities within the context of practices perpetuating the treatment of people with disabilities. It...


Welcoming Practices

by Ron Avi Astor, Linda Jacobson, Stephanie L. Wrabel & Rami Benbenishty et al.

Students change schools for a variety of reasons, and some students change more often than others -- a reality that can leave them feeling emotionally disconnected and often academically at risk. Welcoming Practices...


Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence

by Ron Astor & Rami Benbenishty

Mapping and Monitoring Bullying and Violence is a guidebook for district and school education leaders and professionals to reduce incidents of violence and bullying and enhance students' well-being. Written...