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Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir

by Carol D. Marsh

Carol D. Marsh founded, directed, and lived at Miriam's House, a Washington, DC, residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed...


Surviving Poverty

by Joan Maya Mazelis

Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor. Joan Maya Mazelis...


Tell Me the Number before Infinity: The Story of a Girl with a Quirky Mind, an Eccentric Family, and Oh Yes, a Disability

by Becky Taylor & Dena Taylor

"Tell Me the Number before Infinity, The Story of a Girl with a Quirky Mind, an Eccentric Family, and Oh Yes, a Disability" is a memoir in 60 short chapters arranged chronologically by Becky Taylor, who was...


Understanding health and social care

by Jon Glasby

This engaging and accessible text, now in its third edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. This new edition has been updated to cover recent developments, including the integrated...


Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions

by Allan Barsky

When people think of conflict, they often think of fights, wars, arguments, hot tempers, and hurtful consequences. Conflict Resolution for the Helping Professions provides helping professionals with the theory,...


Idealist's Survival Kit, The: 75 Simple Ways to Prevent Burnout

by Alessandra Pigni

75 brief self-care reflections to help aid workers, activists, and volunteers renew purpose and achieve fulfillment. 

Heal from over-exhaustion, prevent burnout, and regain your motivation with these short readings...


Assessing Adoptive Parents, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers, Second Edition: Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity

by David Howe, Joanne Alper, Jon Baylin & Dan Hughes et al.

Assessing prospective adoptive parents, foster carers, kinship carers and special guardians is an extremely complex task, and one that happens within a pressurized time frame. Currently, assessments draw substantially...


A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, Second Edition

by Colby Pearce

Concise and easy-to-understand, this book provides an introduction to what attachment means and how to recognise attachment disorder in children. Colby Pearce explains how complex problems in childhood may stem...


Researching Corporations and Global Health Governance

by Kelley Lee & Benjamin Hawkins

The profound changes to the world economy since the late twentieth century have been characterised by a growth in the number and size of transnational corporations. In this context, there is now increasing evidence...


The Radical Center: Middle Americans and the Politics of Alienation

by Donald I. Warren

This book is a mine of social research and an indispensible tool for anyone wishing to take the pulse of contemporary America.


The Exodus is Not Over: Migrations from the Ruptured Homelands of Northeast India

by Nandita Haksar

Economic deprivation, insurgencies and deadly ethnic clashes have driven thousands of impoverished men and women from the Northeastern region of India to seek a better life in the towns and cities of mainland...


Nothing Happens by Accident. There Is Always a Reason for It.: SHORT STORY # 47.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

Nothing happens by accident. There is always a reason for it. That is: do not accept things what happened to you for granted. Instead, analyze and find reasons for it—and save yourself. To illustrate that...


Islam and social work: Culturally sensitive practice in a diverse world

by Sara Ashencaen Crabtree & Fatima Husain

This unique textbook enables social work practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations.


Behind from the Start

by Lenette Azzi-Lessing

Today there are nearly six million children under the age of five living in poverty in the world's richest country. Blanket statements are often tossed around in the political arena, public debate sphere, and...


Texas Law for the Social Worker: A 2016 Sourcebook (4th Edition)

by Vicki Hansen & J. Ray Hays

Provides social workers with key legal and policy issues specific to the state of Texas, including statutes (up through the 83rd Texas Legislative Session), case law, Attorney General Opinions and Open Records...


Towards the end of hunger

by Hector Maletta & Universidad del Pacífico

Hunger affects 800 million people, 11% of humankind. However, it is diminishing in absolute numbers and as a percentage of population as a result of slower population growth, economic development, and increasing...


Developing Cross-Cultural Measurement in Social Work Research and Evaluation

by Thanh Tran, Tam Nguyen & Keith Chan

Developing Cross-Cultural Measurement in Social Work Research and Evaluation, Second Edition is an applied practice-to-research text, with a focus on developing, assessing, and validating meaningful measurements...


Working with the Trauma of Rape and Sexual Violence: A Guide for Professionals

by Sue J. Daniels & Ivan Tyrrell

Inadequate responses to victims of rape or sexual violence can lead to further psychological trauma which damages their chances of recovery. Addressing key issues for people working with victims of sexual violence,...


Into a Raging Sea

by Tony Weaver & Andrew Ingram

The waters off South Africa’s coastline are regarded as some of the most dangerous on earth. Sudden changes in weather, rip currents and freak waves all play their part in putting humans in peril, which sometimes...


Nannies, migration and early childhood education and care: An international comparison of in-home childcare policy and practice

by Elizabeth Adamson

This book presents new empirical research about in-home child care in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada, three countries where governments are pursuing new ways to support the recruitment of in-home childcare...