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New Immigrants, Changing Communities: Best Practices for a Better America

by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak & Micah N. Bump

This handbook provides a review of promising practices and strategies facilitating immigrant integration, especially in new settlement areas. The purpose of this handbook is to foster a constructive approach...


The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement

by Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis

“[A] terrific book about a visionary post–food bank project.” —Michael Pollan

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

British super chef Jamie Oliver called it "amazing," writing that he'd traveled all over the...


Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People: Supporting Children Who Are, or Have Been, in Foster Care

by Michael Tarren-Sweeney & Arlene Vetere

More than half of children either in foster care, or adopted from care in the developed world, have a measurable need for mental health services, while up to one quarter present with complex and severe trauma-...


Analysing Social Work Communication: Discourse in Practice

by Christopher Hall, Kirsi Juhila & Maureen Matarese

With communication and relationships at the core of social work, this book reveals the way it is foremost a practice that becomes reality in dialogue, illuminating some of the profession's key dilemmas. Applied...


Participation in Community Work: International Perspectives: International Perspectives

by Anne Karin Larsen, Vishanthie Sewpaul & Grete Oline Hole

Participation is a key community work method and this text, written by an international selection of authors, covers innovative approaches in community based education and practice. Including real-life case...


A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America

by Dudley Clendinen

An "affectionate, touchingly empathetic" (Janet Maslin, The New York Times) look at old age in America today Welcome to Canterbury Tower , an apartment building in Florida, where the residents are busy with...


Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy: Crossing Racial Borders

by Kyle D. Killian

Grounded in the personal narratives of twenty interracial couples with multiracial children, this volume uniquely explores interracial couples’ encounters with racism and discrimination, partner difference,...


Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation: From Theory to Practice

by David Strauser Ph. D.

This text provides, from a rehabilitation perspective, comprehensive coverage of the dominant theories and techniques related to the occupational development, vocational behavior, and the organizational factors...


Regulating Alcohol around the World: Policy Cocktails

by Tiffany Bergin

With the World Health Organization estimating that nearly four percent of global deaths are due to alcohol, alcohol misuse can be an extremely damaging social problem, and one that governments around the world...


Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care

by Malcolm Carey & Lorraine Green

This is the first text of its kind to deal exclusively with applied social work ethics. It focuses on an eclectic mix of difficult moral questions or issues encountered in much modern day practice. It is therefore...


Empowerment as Ceremony

by William M. Epstein

This volume challenges the notion that empowerment is a magic bullet that can liberate the oppressed through self-organization, self-motivation, self-invention, and even self-clarity. The social sciences have...


Habitus and Drug Using Environments: Health, Place and Lived-Experience

by Stephen Parkin

Informed by the thought of Pierre Bourdieu and framed by the philosophy of harm reduction, Habitus and Drug Using Environments provides a sociological analysis of public environments affected by injecting drug...


Lynzsea Sky: An American True Story

by Michael Rozek

Nonfiction done a revolutionary new way--almost totally in dialogue--by a much-published magazine writer.


The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

by William Easterly

From one of the world’s best-known development economists-an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West’s efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world In his previous book, The Elusive...


The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

by Alexandra Robbins

In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and...


Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 2013, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2013

by Sheri Fink

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour...


The Eternal Son

by Cristov?o Tezza & Alison Entrekin

An extraordinary account of a common human drama—the birth and parenting of a disabled child—investigated profoundly by a father who is a gifted writer


The Art of Ageing: Inspiration for a Positive and Abundant Later Life

by John Lane

Ageing remains a natural part of life, and it is precisely the impermanence of life that renders it so precious. Knowing that it is brief requires an appreciation of each moment of beauty and wasting no opportunity...


Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty-First Century

by Anne E. Fortune, Philip McCallion & Katharine Briar-Lawson

Social work professionals must demonstrate their effectiveness to legislators and governments, not to mention clients and incoming practitioners. A thorough evaluation of the activities, ethics, and outcomes...


Fairbairn's Object Relations Theory in the Clinical Setting

by David P. Celani

W. R. D. Fairbairn (1889-1964) challenged the dominance of Freud's drive theory with a psychoanalytic theory based on the internalization of human relationships. Fairbairn assumed that the unconscious develops...