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Community Economic Development in Social Work

by Steven D. Soifer, Joseph B. McNeely & Cathy Costa

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work...


Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

by Melvin Delgado

Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs,...


Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches

by Rowena Fong, Alan Dettlaff & Joyce James

The issue of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, particularly as it impacts African-American children and families, has long been a concern to practitioners and policymakers. However, disproportionality...


In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


Handbook of Socialization, Second Edition: Theory and Research

by Joan E. Grusec & Paul D. Hastings

This highly regarded handbook remains the leading reference and advanced text on socialization. Bringing together foremost authorities, the volume reviews the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes...


Eleanor H. Porter's <i>Pollyanna</i>: A Children's Classic at 100

by Roxanne Harde & Lydia Kokkola

A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling


Family troubles?

by Jane Ribbens McCarthy & Carol-Ann Hooper

In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how troubles" feature in "normal families, and how the "normal features in "troubled" families.


Rhetorical Touch: Disability, Identification, Haptics

by Shannon Walters & Thomas W. Benson

Rhetorical Touch argues for an understanding of touch as a rhetorical art by approaching the sense of touch through the kinds of bodies and minds that rhetorical history and theory have tended to exclude. In...


Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive community development

by Andrew Ryder & Sarah Cemlyn

This book charts Gypsies Romany and Travellers community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations which support them. It describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intersectional...


Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

by Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo’s son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate...


Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty

by Scott Myers-Lipton

Poverty and inequality are at record levels. Today, forty-seven million Americans live in poverty, while the median is in decline. The top 20 percent now controls 89 percent of all wealth. These conditions have...


A Prelude to a Kiss and Other Plays

by Craig Lucas

A new collection featuring some of Lucas' bext known work.


Eradicating Child Maltreatment: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

by BRUCE F. CHORPITA, Alayna Park & Harriet Ward

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current...


Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Diversity, Representations and Health: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity and Represen

by Linda Rae Bennett & Sharyn Graham Davies

Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative volume explores these issues in a variety of ways. It highlights historical...


Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the London Paralympics: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges & Mike Molesworth

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society,"...


Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

by Sujata Iyengar

This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional...


Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness

by Layla AbdelRahim

This study of children's literature as knowledge, culture, and social foundation bridges the gap between science and literature and examines the interconnectedness of fiction and reality as a two-way road. The...


Level 1 Introduction to Health & Social Care and Children & Young People's Settings

by Corinne Barker

Make real progress with this introduction which guides you through your course with easy-to-read language and helpful images. Suitable for all awarding bodies and written by experts currently teaching Level...


Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors and Patients

by Dennis Rosen

The health-care system in the United States is by far the most expensive in the world, yet its outcomes are decidedly mediocre in comparison to those of other countries. Poor communication between doctors and...


Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth: Developing Evidence-Based International Practice

by Hans Grietens, Erik Knorth & Richard Barth

Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver...