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Social Work Science

by Ian Shaw

What is the role of science in social work practice and what does it add to research in the field? Ian Shaw threads together advances in modern technology, practice skills and evidence-based practice, the history...

Therapy Over 50

Whistleblowing and Ethics in Health and Social Care

by Angie Ash

Those who speak up about poor, corrupt or unethical practice often do so at a great personal cost. This timely book explores our understanding of the ethics of whistleblowing and shows how managers and organisations...

Poor Worker's Unions: Rebuilding Labor from Below (Completely Revised and Updated Edition)

by Vanessa Tait & Cristina Tzintzún

Illuminates key connections between the social justice movements of the last fifty years and today's most innovative labor organizing.

School-linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities

by Laura R. Bronstein & Susan E. Mason

The evidence-based strategies in this volume close the achievement gap among students from all sociological backgrounds. Designed according to local needs assessments, they provide the services, programs, initiatives,...

As Ohio Goes: Life in the Post-Recession Nation

by Rana B. Khoury

For some, the Great Recession that began in 2007 was a traumatic setback; for others, it was just another dip in a long descent from comfort and security. America is changing in profound ways, but we rarely...

Women's Issues for a New Generation

Summary of One Child: by Mei Fong | Includes Analysis

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Summary of One Child by Mei Fong | Includes Analysis



One Child provides a compelling personal and journalistic examination of China’s infamous one-child policy. Tracing the policy back to its inception,...

Summary of American Girls: by Nancy Jo Sales | Summary & Analysis

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American Girls by Nancy Jo Sales | Summary & Analysis



American Girls, by journalist Nancy Jo Sales, is the result of a two-and-a-half-year investigation into how social media is shaping the development...

Safeguarding Black Children: Good Practice in Child Protection

by Perlita Harris, Claudia Bernard & June Thoburn

Providing an exploration of the key issues, this book offers practical advice on how to improve the safeguarding and welfare of black children and young people in need. With contributions from academics, researchers...

The Neglected Transition

Summary of The New Jim Crow: by Michelle Alexander | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander | Includes Analysis



The New Jim Crow argues that the ongoing “War on Drugs” and the resulting mass incarceration of African Americans...

Beyond successful and active ageing: A theory of model ageing

by Virpi Timonen

This controversial book argues that concepts such as 'successful' and 'active' ageing are potentially dangerous paradigms that reflect and exacerbate inequalities in older populations. Essential reading for...

Social work with sex offenders: Making a difference

by Malcolm Cowburn & Steve Myers

This topical book engages with a wide range of issues related to social work practice with people who have sexually offended. Its accessible style and integrated practice based learning exercises will help readers...

Critical Supervision for the Human Services: A Social Model to Promote Learning and Value-Based Practice

by Lou Johnston, Carolyn Noble & Mel Gray

Practitioners in the helping professions today operate in challenging settings where budgets have been cut dramatically, and progression and success are too often defined primarily by key performance indicators...

Understanding Family Support: Policy, Practice and Theory

by John Pinkerton, Pat Dolan & John Canavan

Understanding Family Support provides a definition of family support and a clear perspective on the role that it has in promoting the welfare of children and their families. Family support is a concept that...

Understanding community: Politics, policy and practice

by Peter Somerville

This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text applies a critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition including economic development, heath and housing, and draws upon theory from...

Strengthening child protection: Sharing information in multi-agency settings

by Kellie Thompson

What prompts information sharing and how do we get it right? This accessible book challenges widely held assumptions about information sharing in child welfare that facts about risks to children are clear and...

Social work in a diverse society: Transformative practice with black and minority ethnic individuals and communities

by Charlotte Williams & Mekada J. Graham

Taking a transformative approach, this exciting new textbook bridges the gap between the theory and practice of social work with Black and minority ethnic groups. Practice scenarios and case studies encourage...

New Rules for Global Justice: Structural Redistribution in the Global Economy

by Jan Aart Scholte, Lorenzo Fioramonti & Alfred G. Nhema

The book is action-oriented and empowering, presenting concrete proposals that could reduce the most deplorable global inequalities. It asks: how did we get here?; where do we want to go instead?; and how do...