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A Culture of Fear: An Inside Look at Los Angeles County's Department of Children & Family Services

by LMFT, Julian J. Dominguez & M.A., Melinda Murphy

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A Culture of Fear takes readers inside the largest child protective services agency in the country, Los Angeles County's Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). Julian J. Dominguez and Melinda...


Understanding the Poverty Impact of the Global Financial Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean: Vietnam's Remarkable Progress on Poverty Reduction

by Margaret Grosh & Maurizio Bussolo

This study documents the effects of the 2008-09 global financial crisis on poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In doing so, it describes and decomposes the effects of the crisis on poverty using...


Changing Families

by Crescy Cannan

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

by Thilo Deckersbach, Britta Hölzel & Lori Eisner

Grounded in current knowledge about bipolar disorder and its treatment, this book presents an empirically supported therapy program with step-by-step guidelines for implementation. Mindfulness-based cognitive...


The Mood Repair Toolkit: Proven Strategies to Prevent the Blues from Turning into Depression

by David A. Clark

If you have trouble bouncing back from low moods or just feel stuck in the doldrums much of the time, renowned cognitive behavior therapist David A. Clark has a clear message: there are simple yet powerful...


Poverty and Discrimination

by Kevin Lang

Many ideas about poverty and discrimination are nothing more than politically driven assertions unsupported by evidence. And even politically neutral studies that do try to assess evidence are often simply unreliable....


Key Themes in Public Health

by Miranda Thurston

'The growth of public health courses aimed at undergraduates has created a new need for textbooks that are appropriate and stimulating. Miranda Thurston has succeeded in producing something which strikes the...


Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children's Literature

by Angela E. Hubler

A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children's literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously analyzed...


Disability, Spaces and Places of Policy Exclusion

by Karen Soldatic, Hannah Morgan & Alan Roulstone

Geographies of disability have become a key research priority for many disability scholars and geographers. This edited collection, incorporating the work of leading international disability researchers, seeks...


Housing Policy in the United States, 3rd Edition

by Alex F. Schwartz

The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation's recent signs of recovery....


Sport and Social Exclusion: Second edition

by Mike Collins

Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of any civilised social policy. In this meticulously revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has...


Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

by Sara K. Day, Miranda A. Green-Barteet & Amy L. Montz

Focusing on dystopian novels featuring a female protagonist, this collection explores the liminal nature of a young woman contending with societal and governmental threats at the same time that she is navigating...


Theorising the Practice of Community Development: A South African Perspective

by Peter Westoby

By examining community development stories as experienced on the ground, Westoby is able to show how the poor are organising themselves using various forms of community development as well as demonstrating how...


Local Knowledge: Further Essays In Interpretive Anthropology

by Clifford Geertz

In essays covering everything from art and common sense to charisma and constructions of the self, the eminent cultural anthropologist and author of The Interpretation of Cultures deepens our understanding of...


With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough

by Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won't be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America's middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically,...


Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy, Fifth Edition

by J. Scott Rutan, Walter N. Stone & Joseph J. Shay

Regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and text, this accessible work addresses how to set up therapy groups and make them work. A wealth of clinical material illustrates the components of effective...


The Feeling Great! Wellness Program for Older Adults

by Jules C Weiss

The “Feeling Great!” Wellness Program is an inspirational book describing a successful health care program for older adults. Created for people who desire a richer life, “Feeling Great!” is a program...


Social Work, the Media and Public Relations

by Bob Franklin & Nigel Parton

Over the past few decades, relationships between social workers and the media have become increasingly challenging. Social workers feel aggrieved by media reporting of their profession and believe that journalists...


Widows and Divorcees in Later Life: On Their Own Again

by Carol L Jenkins

Get a fresh perspective on how older women adapt to life without a spouse!

Widows and Divorcees in Later Life: On Their Own Again examines new perspectives on the problems older women face adjusting to life...


Medical Geography (Routledge Revivals): Progress and Prospect

by Michael Pacione

Geographers have for a long time contributed much valuable detailed data on the geographical patterns of disease and health care delivery to the medical world. On its first publication in 1985, this edited collection...