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Challenging the politics of early intervention: Who's 'saving' children and why

by Val Gillies & Rosalind Edwards

A vital challenge to the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years, underpinned by interpretations of brain science, is the way to prevent...


Data Analysis with Small Samples and Non-Normal Data

by Carl F. Siebert & Darcy Clay Siebert

In social sciences, education, and public health research, researchers often conduct small pilot studies (or may have planned for a larger sample but lost too many cases due to attrition or missingness), leaving...


Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults

by Emily White, Adi Cooper, Caroline Norrie & Marilyn Taylor et al.

Practice in safeguarding adults is changing, with a shift in approach to ensure it is person-centred and outcome-focused. The Care Act 2014 introduced new safeguarding duties for local authorities, and this...


Disability and Academic Exclusion: Voicing the Student Body

by E. R. Weatherup

Disability and Academic Exclusion employs disability theory to reveal cultural limitations to minority incorporation in education, historically demonstrated by the diminished reinscriptions of iconic minority...


Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management

by Paul Hunt & Ian Greaves

The Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management brings together and integrates the key facts for all those involved in major incident planning and response. This will be an invaluable resource for a wide range...


Young people leaving state care in China

by Xiaoyuan Shang & Karen Fisher

Through the perspectives of young people themselves, this book reviews changes in policy and practices that affected the generation of young people who grew up in state care in China during the last 20 years....


Naming Adult Autism

by Dr. James McGrath

Naming Adult Autism is one of the first critiques of cultural and medical narratives of Autism to be authored by an adult diagnosed with this condition.

Autism is a ‘social disorder’, defined by interactions...


Children Affected by Armed Conflict: Theory, Method, and Practice

by Bree Akesson & Myriam Denov

Societal turbulence, state collapse, religious and ethnic conflict, poverty, hunger, and social exclusion all underlie children's involvement in armed conflict. Drawing from empirical studies in eleven conflict-ridden...


Diagnostic System: Why the Classification of Psychiatric Disorders Is Necessary, Difficult, and Never Settled

by Jason Schnittker

Mental illness is many things at once: It is a natural phenomenon that is also shaped by society and culture. It is biological but also behavioral and social. Mental illness is a problem of both the brain and...


Applications of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

by David H. Barlow & Todd J. Farchione

Recent conceptualization of anxiety, depressive, and related "emotional" disorders emphasize their similarities rather than their differences. In response, there has been a movement in recent years away from...


Poverty and Peace in the Portuguese Speaking African Countries

by Ana Bénard Da Costa & Cristina Rodrigues Udelsmann

As the end result of a multidisciplinary investigation project conducted in Africa (PTDC/AFR/64207/2006, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), this publication about Poverty and Peace in the Portuguese-speaking...


The Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy

by Myrna M. Weissman, John C. Markowitz & Gerald L. Klerman

The Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy is the definitive, practical guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for clinicians and researchers. IPT is a well-researched, time-limited, and diagnosis-focused...


A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals

by Morley D. Glicken

Straightforward and concise, the second edition of A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals offers students and professionals practical tools to improve their writing. In his animated and highly accessible...


Abortion Pills, Test Tube Babies, and Sex Toys

by L. L. Wynn & Angel M. Foster

From Viagra to in vitro fertilization, new technologies are rapidly changing the global face of reproductive health. They are far from neutral: religious, cultural, social, and legal contexts condition their...


Legacy of the Crossing: Life, Death, and Triumph among the Descendants of the World's Largest Forced Migration

by Thomas A. LaVeist

International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora (ICHAD) was a multidisciplinary conference that explored the health condition of African descendants and what could be done to improve their health...


Observation in Health and Social Care

by Helen Hingley-Jones, Lucille Allain, Clare Parkinson & Andrew Cooper et al.

Examining and exploring new approaches to therapeutic observation in health and social care, this multidisciplinary guide discusses and analyses its uses in a range of practical contexts with children, families...


A Twenty-First Century Approach to Community Change

by Larry M. Gant, Leslie Hollingsworth, Patricia L. Miller & Paula Allen-Meares et al.

Urban renewal has been the dominant approach to revitalizing industrialized communities that fall into decline. A national, community-based organization, the Skillman Foundation sought to engage in a joint effort...


Why Don't the Poor Rise Up?

by Ajamu Nangwaya & Michael Truscello

"Each of these essays is a sharpened weapon for the battles looming large on the horizon." —George Ciccariello-Maher, author of Building the Commune

"Combining the most creative thought from the global North...


Haiti Will Not Perish

by Michael Deibert

  • A provocative account of what is perhaps the most controversial ‘peacekeeping’ mission in the UN’s history (see for example, the local and international outcry which followed revelations that UN peacekeepers...


Internationalizing social work education: Insights from leading figures across the globe

by Gurid Aga Askeland & Malcolm Payne

A historical and contextual account of how social work education became widely adopted in different national and cultural environments.