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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...


Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found

by Rebecca Alexander & Sascha Alper

Even a darkening world can be brilliantly lit from within.

Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she...


The Third Floor

by Judi Loren Grace

A 15 year old girl, raised in a rural farming community is sent to an inner city to live and hide in a Home for unwed mothers. Written in the voice of the fifteen year old from letters saved from her best friend...


Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

by Linda Bacon & Lucy Aphramor

Mainstream health science has let you down.

Weight loss is not the key to health, diet and exercise are not effective weight-loss strategies and fatness is not a death sentence.

You’ve heard it before: there’s...


In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups Are Revolutionizing Development

by Kyla Jagger Neilan, Jeffrey Ashe & Frances Moore Lappe

Two and a half billion people worldwide, most of them desperately poor villagers, need a better way to save and to borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can’t reach them; savings groups can....


Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Compassionate Practice

by Mandy Parks, Helena Priest & Philip Dodd

This authoritative edited text looks at how diverse and complicated experiences of loss can be for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). It discusses current theory, practice issues in health and care...


In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot

by Gail Gutradt

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome...


Play Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

by Anne L. Stewart, David A. Crenshaw & Stuart Brown

This authoritative work brings together leading play therapists to describe state-of-the-art clinical approaches and applications. The book explains major theoretical frameworks and summarizes the contemporary...


Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adolescents and Adults: Evidence-Based and Promising Interventions

by Matt Tincani & Andy Bondy

Bringing together leading experts, this book presents effective practices for helping people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to thrive in adulthood. As individuals with ASD mature, their needs change as...


The Assault on Social Policy

by William Roth & Susan Peters

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts: A Re-examination of Gender

by Sarah Wendt & Lana Zannettino

Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women's experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities....


Social Media in Social Work Education

by Joanne Westwood

An up-to-date guide to the effective use of social media in social work education


CREATING A REAL WEALTH ECONOMY: From Phantom Wealth to a Wiser Future for All Humanity

by Finley Eversole, Riane Eisler & John Perkins

This is the book I wish could have been in the hands of Occupy Wall Street activists in the fall of 2011. --From the Introduction REAL WEALTH as defined here: "The time has come for humanity to realize the real...


With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough

by Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won't be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America's middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically,...


Caregiving with Pride

by Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen

Groundbreaking information for caregivers-and those receiving care

It is more common now than ever before for partners, family members, and friends to provide informal care, yet caregiving in the lesbian, gay,...


Evidence-based Practice in Social Work: Development of a New Professional Culture

by Haluk Soydan & Lawrence A. Palinkas

The role of evidence-based practice is one of most central and controversial issues in social work today. This concise text introduces key concepts and processes of evidence-based practice whilst engaging with...


A Culture of Fear : An Inside Look at Los Angeles County's Department of Children & Family Services

by LMFT, Julian J. Dominguez & M.A., Melinda Murphy

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A Culture of Fear takes readers inside the largest child protective services agency in the country, Los Angeles County's Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). Julian J. Dominguez and Melinda...


A Culture of Fear: An Inside Look at Los Angeles County's Department of Children & Family Services

by LMFT, Julian J. Dominguez & M.A., Melinda Murphy

Synopsis:

A Culture of Fear takes readers inside the largest child protective services agency in the country, Los Angeles County's Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). Julian J. Dominguez and Melinda...


The Forgotten Ones: A Sociological Study of Anglo and Chicano Retardates

by Anne-Marie Henshel

In The Forgotten Ones, originally published in 1972, Anne-Marie Henshel examines the lives of a group of persons living within the community who had been diagnosed at one time or another as mentally retarded....