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Gendered Drugs and Medicine: Historical and Socio-Cultural Perspectives

by Teresa Ortiz-Gómez & María| Jesús Santesmases

Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. This book focuses on the ways that gender,...


Challenging Myths of Masculinity: Understanding Physical Cultures

by Lee F. Monaghan & Michael Atkinson

Drawing on extensive field research conducted in North America and Britain over a twenty year period, this book challenges masculine myth making. Mindful of a rich sociological tradition that seeks to understand...


Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition: Principles and Practice

by Andrew Malekoff

A trusted course text and professional resource, this comprehensive book delves into all aspects of planning and conducting strengths-based group work with adolescents. In an accessible, down-to-earth style,...


Narrating Social Work Through Autoethnography

by Stanley Witkin

Autoethnography is an innovative approach to inquiry in which the researcher is also the subject of the research. Using scholarly and literary devices, the researcher/subject explores the social and cultural...


The Assault on Social Policy

by William Roth & Susan Peters

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


Accountability in Social Services: The Culture of the Paper Program

by Jill Florence Lackey

Accountability in Social Services examines how - and why - social and human services programs can function even though they are monitored by written communication instead of face-to-face interaction. Author...


Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends

by Jacqueline Garrick & Mary Beth williams

Examine alternative techniques for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder

Trauma Treatment Techniques: Innovative Trends examines alternative approaches to “talk” therapies that help relieve stress in...


The Road Not Taken: A History of Radical Social Work in the United States

by Michael Reisch & Janice Andrews

The Road Not Taken takes a new perspective on the course of social welfare policy in the twentieth century. This examination looks at the evolution of social work in the United States as a dynamic process not...


Solutions for the Treatment Resistant Addicted Client: Therapeutic Techniques for Engaging Challenging Clients

by Nicholas A. Roes

Help addicts to better their lives, even though they oppose treatment!This useful volume, the result of more than ten years of work in researching and refining the techniques most likely to lead to positive...


HIV and Social Work: A Practitioner's Guide

by R Dennis Shelby, David M Aronstein & Bruce J Thompson

As HIV/AIDS continue to plague societies around the world, more and more social workers encounter HIV-infected individuals and their families and friends who are searching for help and support. In HIV and Social...


Speaking of Fourth Grade: What Listening to Kids Tells Us About School in America

by Inda Schaenen

Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It’s when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” and tomes have been...


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives

by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose & Steven David

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual,...


What It Means to Be Daddy: Fatherhood for Black Men Living Away from Their Children

by Jennifer Hamer

Absent fathers and households headed by single mothers are frequently blamed for the poor quality of life of African-American children. This book challenges these assumptions, arguing that they are largely an...


The Moral Life of Children

by Robert Coles

In this searching, vivid inquiry Robert Coles shows how children struggle with questions of moral choice. Bringing to life the voices of children from a rich diversity of backgrounds, he explores their reactions...


The Political Life of Children

by Robert Coles

Robert Coles, one of the most eminent child psychiatrists in the world, spent over a decade researching this book and its companion volume, The Moral Life of Children. Coles visits children all over the world,...


Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work: Evidence-Based Interventions and Emerging Applications

by Matthew S. Boone

Both social work and psychology stress the importance of understanding and addressing the contextual forces which contribute to human problems. Now, in Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work, a clinical social...


Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners from Poverty

by Joyce VanTassel-Baska

Patterns and Profiles of Promising Learners From Poverty provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the education and inclusion of promising students from poverty in gifted and talented programs....


Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Challenge and Change

by Merrijoy Kelner & Beverly Wellman

The rapid growth of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) demands that the public, the medical world, social scientists, the media, and governments pay attention. People are questioning the limits of...


Exercise Programming for Older Adults

by Janie Clark

The exercise programming guidelines provided in this book focus on functional fitness training and safety and demonstrate how physical activities supervised by activities personnel can strongly benefit participants’quality...


Aging Families and Use of Proverbs for Values Enrichment

by Vera R Jackson

Those providing services to older persons must develop intervention strategies that are relevant to their clients’life experiences. Aging Families and Use of Proverbs for Values Enrichment presents administrators,...