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Decades of Caring: The Big Sister Story

by Helen Caister Robinson

A record of the trials, errors, and accomplishments of an organization of Toronto women who have carried a torch for youth through good years and bad from 1912 to the present time.


Supervision and Training: Models, Dilemmas, and Challenges

by Florence Kaslow

Challenging methods of training, consultation, and supervision--predicated on different ideas about how people learn most effectively--are highlighted in this exceptional volume. Distinguished educator Florence...


Activities and Action in Groupwork

by Ruth Middleman

This helpful and practical book examines the uses of innovative activities in social groupwork with a number of different populations, such as adolescents, school-age parents and their children, the elderly,...


Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health

by Judith Walzer Leavitt

She was an Irish immigrant cook. Between 1900 and 1907, she infected twenty-two New Yorkers with typhoid fever through her puddings and cakes; one of them died. Tracked down through epidemiological detective...


Reason and Rationality in Health and Human Services Delivery

by Jean A Pardeck, John W Murphy & Jr, Charles Longino

Reason and Rationality in Health and Human Services Delivery is the first book to discuss the topic of decisionmaking and services from a multidisciplinary approach. It uses theory and social considerations,...


Skills for Using Theory in Social Work: 32 Lessons for Evidence-Informed Practice

by James A. Forte

Using theory, research evidence and experiential knowledge is a critical component of good social work. This unique text is designed to help social work students and practitioners to integrate theorizing into...


Addictive Disorders in Arctic Climates: Theory, Research, and Practice at the Novosibirsk Institute

by Bernard Segal

Discover fresh perspectives on alcoholism treatment and research with this enlightening new book describing the work of researchers at the Novosibirsk Medical Institute, USSR. By using specific examples of their...


Mental Health Practice in Geriatric Health Care Settings

by T.L. Brink & Peter A Lichtenberg

Mental Health Practice in Geriatric Health Care Settings emphasizes the major research and clinical findings realized in five years of research on mental health issues in older urban medical patients, many of...


Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom

by Donna Hardina

Bring your students the latest developments in community organization!Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom will help social work educators efficiently teach students...


Creciendo Libre: Manual para Sobrevivientes de la Violencia Doméstica

by Michael Hertica, Wendy Deaton & Christell Quinche

Help your Spanish-speaking clients break the pattern of abuse!

A workbook for your Spanish-speaking clients! Battered women often become so frightened, isolated, and self-doubting that they don’t realize...


The Caregivers: A Support Group's Stories of Slow Loss, Courage, and Love

by Nell Lake

A moving, intimate, and compassionate book that chronicles the experiences of a group of long-term caregivers and illuminates critical issues of old age, end-of-life care, medical reform, and social policy

In...


Being in Child Care: A Journey Into Self

by Gerry Fewster & Jerome Beker

Primarily intended for the professional child and youth care worker, this new book challenges the most basic methods and beliefs of contemporary practice. Written in the form of a novel, the central issues of...


Couples, Intimacy Issues, and Addiction

by Barbara Jo Brothers

Explore effective, innovative ways to foster healthy relationships!This thoughtful book discusses fresh and innovative ways to treat partners in distress. It suggests creative therapeutic ways to approach a...


Crime and Social Policy

by Dr Mike Stephens, Mike Stephens & Pete Alcock

Crime and Social Policy discusses the criminal justice system in England and Wales in an accessible and engaging manner. This title guides students through the system's complexities, reviewing its history, highlighting...


When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

by Brian Fikkert, Steve Corbett & John Perkins

With more than 225,000 copies sold, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need. Emphasizing the poverty of both heart and...


Reading Groups, Libraries and Social Inclusion: Experiences of Blind and Partially Sighted People

by Eileen Hyder

Popular reading groups in public libraries, linked to the learning and social inclusion agenda, have expanded to include a wide range of sections in society, including people with visual impairments. This book...


Disability, Obesity and Ageing: Popular Media Identifications

by Debbie Rodan, Katie Ellis & Pia Lebeck

Disability, Obesity and Ageing offers an engaging account of a new area of pressing concern, analysing the way in which 'spurned' identities are depicted and reacted to in televisual genres and on-line forums....


The Gender of Suicide: Knowledge Production, Theory and Suicidology

by Katrina Jaworski

Drawing on diverse theoretical and textual sources, The Gender of Suicide presents a critical study of the ways in which contemporary society understands suicide, exploring suicide across a range of key expert...


Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection: Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss and Beauty in Popular Culture

by Deborah Harris-Moore

Drawing on rich interview material with cosmetic surgery patients and offering fresh analyses of various texts from popular culture, including internationally-screened reality-television, entertainment programs...


Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work: Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

by Fiona Mainstone & Jane Wonnacott

How do you balance the needs of children, adults and their families when carrying out social work assessments? With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult problems and children's...