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  • Developing Practice Competenciesby D. Mark Ragg

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    Praise for Developing Practice Competencies A Foundation for Generalist Practice "This is the textbook I have been waiting for. The author engages the reader from the very beginning. It includes comprehensive coverage of EPAS standards and practice behaviors that any social work instructor would be delighted with. Mark Ragg's explanation... more...

  • Dial 999!by Les Pringle

    Transworld 2011; US$ 11.18

    This is a re-issue of Blue Nights and Long Nights ISBN 9780552158527. Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and 'flying' ladies - life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied ... At the age of twenty-three, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons and become an ambulance driver. Little did he realize... more...

  • Direct payments and personal budgetsby Jon Glasby; Rosemary Littlechild

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    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 set to transform the whole of adult social care. In future, the government has pledged that everyone will receive a personal budget, and managers,... more...

  • Do Federal Social Programs Work?by David Muhlhausen

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Of course, the answer to that question will also help determine whether the American public should fear budget cuts to federal social programs. Readers, says author David B. Muhlhausen, can rest easy. As his book decisively demonstrates, scientifically rigorous national studies almost unanimously find that the federal government fails to solve social... more...

  • Doing Better for Familiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 56.00

    All OECD governments want to give parents more choice in their work and family decisions. This book looks at the different ways in which governments support families. It seeks to provide answers to questions like: Is spending on family benefits going up, and how does it vary by the age of the child? Has the crisis affected public support for families?... more...

  • Early Interventionby Sharon Vincent

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2015; US$ 39.00

    Examines early intervention policy across the UK and discusses a number of promising practice initiatives which have been designed to strengthen and support vulnerable families. more...

  • Effective Social Work with Children and Familiesby Peter Unwin; Rachel Hogg

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 34.00

    Covering a core topic on the curriculum, this book provides students with the key knowledge and skills that they need for practice and is fully up-to-date, incorporating the findings of the Munro Report (2011). more...

  • Empowerment in Practiceby Ruth Alsop

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99

    "This document offers an excellent explanation of the concept of empowerment and develops a very useful framework for disentangling and clarifying the concept. It is both practical and well justified on the basis of the literature. The approach and survey instruments developed to measure empowerment are innovative and very useful. Developing an... more...

  • Equity and Efficiency in the Reform of Price Subsidies: A Guide for Policymakersby Juan Cordoba

    International Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 7.50

    This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political considerations and make several recommendations concerning the speed of reform and social protection mechanisms. They discuss how the... more...

  • Essential Skills for Managers of Child-Centred Settingsby Shelly Newstead; Emma Isles-Buck

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    ?I found this book really insightful and a manageable read ? everything is broken down into easy to read chunks. I've taken a lot from the book and the main message for me was that you need to be confident about your ideas, vision and objectives as a person as well as a manager.? ? Laura Watkins, manager at St Mary?s Fun Club, St Mary?s C of E Primary... more...