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- NYU Press 2003; US$ 79.00
Congregations and faith-based organizations have become key participants in America’s welfare revolution. Recent legislation has expanded the social welfare role of religious communities, thus revealing a pervasive lack of faith in purely economic responses to poverty. Charitable Choices is an ethnographic study of faith-based poverty relief... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95
Read the latest studies on the effectiveness of religious-based services?and the problems revealed in the assessment The Charitable Choice provision and the Bush Administration?s National Faith-Based Initiative have broadened the scope of social services delivered through faith-based organizations. There are expectations that these faith-based social... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 116.00
As Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions shows you, there has been an increase of interest among social workers concerning spiritual matters. In response to this collective interest, Edward Canda and several other members of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work have compiled a thorough and timely compendium of social work research, theory,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 46.99
Many of the people served by social workers draw upon spirituality, by whatever names they call it, to help them thrive, to succeed at challenges, and to infuse their resources and relationships with meaning beyond mere survival value. This revised and expanded edition of a classic provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, skills, and... more...
- NYU Press 2002; US$ 75.00
Popular calls to transform our current welfare system and supplant it with effective and inexpensive faith-based providers are gaining political support and engendering heated debate about the separation of church and state. Yet we lack concrete information from which to anticipate how such initiatives might actually work if adopted. Despite the assumption... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 99.95
Social work training has long emphasised the importance of evidence-based practice, sidelining the role of spirituality in the lives of service users. In this path-breaking book Beth Crisp discusses how spirituality can be sensitively incorporated into social work practice by considering spirituality as an aspect of lived experience. This will be a... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush’s faith-based initiative, though, Obama’s version of the policy has generated loud criticism—from both sides of the aisle—even as the communities... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 69.99
This book covers the history and present-day realities of the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and the law enforcement efforts to combat it. Written from the perspective of those who have spent their careers investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating these cases, the authors provide fresh, practical thinking to this challenging legal area.... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 19.95
Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take Charitable Choice: legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Actùbuttressed by President Bush's... more...