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Social Services & Welfare

  • Micro-enterprise and personalisationby Catherine Needham; Kerry Allen

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    What size is 'just right' for a care provider? This book explores size as an independent variable in care services, comparing outcomes and value for money across micro, small, medium and large organisations. more...

  • Home Safe Homeby Hilary Botein; Andrea Hetling; Carol Corden

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 26.95

    For survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), housing is a key to establishing a new life free from abuse. Home Safe Home offers a multifaceted analysis that both values the perspectives of IPV survivors and accounts for the practical challenges involved in providing them with adequate permanent housing. As it traces how housing options and... more...

  • Alice in Westminsterby Rachel Reeves

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 34.00

    Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her home town for her unlikely love of sports cars, she was a much-respected, no-nonsense, hard-working representative... more...

  • Advanced introduction to Social Policyby Daniel Béland; Rianne Mahon

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 27.95

    Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. Advanced Introduction... more...

  • Supervising Child Protection Practice: What Works?by Lynne McPherson; Noel Macnamara

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This book presents a model of supervision that is based on both contemporary theory and research, which is strongly contextualized to child and family social work. It draws directly from analysis of in-depth interviews with experienced and post graduate qualified supervisors and supervisees about ?what works? in supervision. These findings bring ?news... more...

  • Physical Play and Children?s Digital Gamesby Krystina Madej

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    Play engages humans cognitively, emotionally, and physically at all ages. Using a historical framework, and focusing on play as represented by material artifacts such as toys and games, this book explores play as a form of somatic engagement that reflects cultural attitudes about development and learning as these have evolved over time in western... more...

  • Adoptingby Ann Morris; Hugh Thornbery

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 19.95

    "Who makes adoption a success? We do: the kids and parents in the new family as we change shape to accommodate each other."With more than 70 real life stories, revealing moments of vulnerability and moments of joy, this book provides an authentic insight into adoption. These stories take the reader on a journey through every stage of the adoption process,... more...

  • 17 Big Bets for a Better Worldby Stig Tackmann; Kristian Kampmann; Henrik Skovby

    Historika 2016; US$ 10.67

    The adoption of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals was a landmark for the global community and our global sustainability. Now, one year after the initiation of the goals?, it is time to really start thinking about implementing and realizing the new global agenda. And it already obvious that traditional thinking will not suffice. To reach the... more...

  • Retrieval Medicineby Dr. Charlotte Evans; Professor Anne Creaton; Dr. Marcus Kennedy; Dr. Terry Martin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 56.99

    Retrieval Medicine requires medical practitioners to function in highly variable and resource limited environments, in transport settings and in the field. This core text for retrievalists provides evidence-based management and serves as an accessible resource for practical, clinical guidance in the field and in the hospital environment. more...

  • Plural policingby Colin Rogers

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    This book considers the rise of Plural Policing in England and Wales over the past decade or so. It critically analyses this approach and contains examples of practice, both nationally and internationally. more...