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  • Drunkardby Neil Steinberg

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg loved his job, his wife, and his two young sons. But he also loved to drink. Drunkard is an unflinchingly honest account of one man's descent into alcoholism and his ambivalent struggle to embrace sobriety. Sentenced to an outpatient rehab program, Steinberg discovers that twenty-eight days of therapy... more...

  • Older People in Emergenciesby WHO

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 15.00

    Older people have often been overlooked in disasters and conflicts, and their concerns have rarely been addressed by emergency programs or planners. This analysis seeks to highlight factors that particularly affect older people in emergencies, especially health-related concerns, propose a strategy to raise awareness about older people in emergencies... more...

  • Handbook of Disaster Researchby Havidán Rodríguez; Enrico L. Quarantelli; Russell R. Dynes

    Springer 2009; US$ 89.95

    Recent disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, and landslides in Indonesia, among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline... more...

  • Disaster Reliefby Alan Marzilli

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    Hurricane Katrina brought to light many questions about Americans' preparedness for handling large-scale disasters: Is FEMA effective? Are the local, state, and federal governments sufficiently coordinated? Examining issues from various perspectives, this work offers students the tools to form their own opinions by bringing such events into focus. more...

  • Religious Organizations in Community Servicesby Terry Tirrito; Toni Cascio

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 85.00

    This book explores the scope and breadth of religious organizations in social work practice. It begins by tracing the origins of the social work profession back to the earliest civilizations and their religious traditions, establishing the precedent for a fruitful commingling of religion and social welfare. The contributors propose that religious/faith... more...

  • The Institutional Logic of Welfare Attitudesby Christian Albrekt Larsen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    By examining how different welfare regimes influence public support for welfare policy, this book explores the institutional settings of different regimes and how each produces its own support. The result is an important work for all studying and working in the fields of public policy and social welfare. more...

  • Protection ou partenariatby Ian Smillie

    International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 35.00

    This book examines this dilemma from various local perspectives, through eye-opening case studies from Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it finds real hope and real possibilities amidst the prevailing rhetoric and confusion. more...

  • Disrupted Citiesby Stephen Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, "Disrupted Cities" exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in the North Eastern US in 2003. But the book... more...

  • Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practiceby Edward R. Canda; Leola Dyrud Furman

    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...

  • Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionalsby Michael J. Taleff

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 55.00

    Ethical decision-making is without doubt one of the most difficult, trying processes for addiction professionals. It is for this reason that guidance on ethical decision-making is absolutely essential. But what addiction professionals need is a different kind of guidance-guidance that does more than just provide a laundry list of the dos and don'ts.... more...