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Sanctuary: How an Inner-City Church Spilled Onto a Sidewalk

by Christa Kuljian

Christa Kuljian’s Sanctuary: How an Inner-city Church Spilled onto a Sidewalk is based on how the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg and its controversial Bishop Paul Verryn came to offer refuge...


Therapeutic and Legal Issues for Therapists Who Have Survived a Client Suicide: Breaking the Silence

by Kayla Weiner

The death of a patient is every therapist's worst nightmare. Even more frightening is the debilitating silence that surrounds a therapist after the death of a client. What do you do? How do you proceed with...


Reading Victorian Deafness

by Jennifer Esmail

Reading Victorian Deafness is the first book to address the crucial role that deaf people, and their unique language of signs, played in Victorian culture. Drawing on a range of works, from fiction by Charles...


American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series

by Eli Saslow

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas...


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...


Latinos in an Aging World: Social, Psychological, and Economic Perspectives

by Ronald J. Angel & Jacqueline L. Angel

This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology,...


Feminisms in Social Work Research: Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

by Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe & Christina Gringeri

Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social...


Greater Expectations: Living with Down Syndrome in the 21st Century

by Jan Gothard & Professor Fiona Stanley

Based on more than 60 personal interviews and supported by scholarly research, this book shows the varied attitudes and approaches that make up the rich experience of living with disability in a changing society....


Treating Traumatized Children: A Casebook of Evidence-Based Therapies

by Brian Allen & Mindy Kronenberg

Featuring extensive case studies, this volume provides a unique window into implementation of evidence-based treatments in real-world community settings. Experienced therapists illustrate the use of three effective...


Effective Psychotherapy for Individuals with Brain Injury

by Ronald M. Ruff & Serana K. Chester

Combining scientific expertise with psychotherapeutic acumen, this book is highly accessible and packed with clinical tools. Part I provides essential information on how acquired brain injury affects emotional...


Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development

by Ann S. Masten

From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse...


Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability: Perspectives from historical, cultural, and educational studies

by David Bolt

Whilst legislation may have progressed internationally and nationally for disabled people, barriers continue to exist, of which one of the most pervasive and ingrained is attitudinal. Social attitudes are often...


Understanding Aging and Diversity: Theories and Concepts

by Patricia Kolb

The demographic phenomena of increased life expectancy, increasing global population of older adults, and a larger number of older people as a proportion of the total population in nations throughout the world...


Critical Issues in Child Welfare

by Joan Shireman

-- Educational Book Review


Attachment and Dynamic Practice: An Integrative Guide for Social Workers and Other Clinicians

by Jerrold R. Brandell & Shoshana Ringel

Contemporary attachment theory both enriches our understanding of human development and informs clinical practice. Examining the relational bonds between young children and their caregivers, it traces its origins...


Generalist Practice: A Task Centered Approach

by Eleanor Reardon Tolson, William J. Reid & Charles D. Garvin

This essential text presents a "task-centered" methodology—a structured, short-term problem-solving approach—applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations,...


Mental Illness in the Workplace: Psychological Disability Management

by Henry G. Harder, Shannon Wagner & Josh Rash

The extent of mental illness concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other issues are costing businesses billions every year in lost productivity,...


Innovation in Social Services: The Public-Private Mix in Service Provision, Fiscal Policy and Employment

by Tomáš|Greve, Bent Sirovátka

EU member states have seen high levels of unemployment in recent years especially amongst young people. At the same time the fiscal crisis of welfare states has made it difficult for them to invest in new jobs...


Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home

by Peter Hughes Jachimiak

Using an innovative auto-ethnographic approach to investigate the otherness of the places that make up the childhood home and its neighbourhood in relation to memory-derived and memory-imbued cultural geographies,...


Sport, Coaching and Intellectual Disability

by David Hassan, Sandra Dowling & Roy McConkey

There are more opportunities than ever before for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and adapted physical education. For example, there are more than 3.7 million athletes worldwide aligned...