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Creative Questions about Abortion

by Kim Michaels

The purpose of this book is to raise a series of questions that go beyond the paradigms of both mainstream Christianity and materialistic science. In doing so, the book suggests an entirely new - non-confrontational...


Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation: A Concise Guide to the Rehabilitation Counselor Test

by Fong Chan & Malachy Bishop

This user-friendly new study guide will help graduate students and professionals in rehabilitation counseling to prepare thoroughly for the CRC® examination. It provides a complete, detailed review of the CRC...


Handbook of Socialization, Second Edition: Theory and Research

by Joan E. Grusec & Paul D. Hastings

This highly regarded handbook remains the leading reference and advanced text on socialization. Foremost authorities review the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes across the life span. Extensively...


Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia: Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity and Representations

by Linda Rae Bennett & Sharyn Graham Davies

Winner of the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize for Outstanding Edited Volume

Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative...


Reframing Disability?: Media, (Dis)Empowerment, and Voice in the 2012 Paralympics

by Daniel Jackson, Caroline E.M. Hodges & Mike Molesworth

The London 2012 Paralympic Games - the biggest, most accessible and best-attended games in the Paralympics' 64-year history - came with an explicit aim to "transform the perception of disabled people in society,"...


Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body

by Sujata Iyengar

This book considers early modern and postmodern ideals of health, vigor, ability, beauty, well-being, and happiness, uncovering and historicizing the complex negotiations among physical embodiment, emotional...


In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness

by Layla AbdelRahim

This study of children's literature as knowledge, culture, and social foundation bridges the gap between science and literature and examines the interconnectedness of fiction and reality as a two-way road. The...


Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

by Jane Ribbens McCarthy & Carol-Ann Hooper

In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how troubles" feature in "normal families, and how the "normal features in "troubled" families.


Social entrepreneurship: A skills approach

by Robert Gunn & Christopher Durkin

This essential textbook provides an in-depth theoretical study of stakeholder engagement, financial options, leadership management and organizational challenges, and international case studies of real social...


Hearing the voices of GRT communities: Inclusive community development

by Andrew Ryder & Sarah Cemlyn

This book charts Gypsies Romany and Travellers community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations which support them. It describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intersectional...


The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

by Nina Bernstein

In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system....


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Wales

by Jane Williams

This edited collection tells the story behind a ground-breaking Welsh law which reinforces the human rights of children and young people in Welsh devolved government, examines the impact of this law in selected...


Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

by Randy Md Christensen

The unforgettable inspiring memoir of one extraordinary doctor who is saving lives in a most unconventional way Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of...


The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers, Second Edition: Hitting the Ground Running

by Helen Donnellan & Gordon Jack

This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are...


Not Exactly As Planned: A Memoir of Adoption, Secrets and Abiding Love

by Linda Rosenbaum

Not Exactly As Planned is a captivating, deeply moving account of adoption and the unexpected challenges of raising a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. Linda Rosenbaum's life takes a major turn when her son,...


Understanding community: Politics, policy and practice

by Peter Somerville

This topical text provides students with a clear understanding of policy and theory in relation to community. By examining areas of government policy this book explores the difficulties that communities face,...


Islam and social work: Culturally sensitive practice in a diverse world

by Sara Ashencaen Crabtree & Fatima Husain

This unique book enables social work students and practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations and illustrates how this can be translated...


Direct payments and personal budgets (third edition): Putting personalisation into practice

by Jon Glasby & Rosemary Littlechild

Direct payments and personal budgets are two of the most exciting and important developments in adult social care since the Second World War. From very small-scale origins, both have grown rapidly and are now...


Managing community practice (Second edition): Principles, policies and programmes

by Sarah Banks & Hugh L Butcher

The bestselling first edition of this book discussed the meaning, principles and application of managing community practice, focusing on the role and skills needed by managers. In this new edition all chapters...