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Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice

  • Social Work in East Asiaby Christian Aspalter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 64.95

    Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family, and community level in East Asia. This groundbreaking volume explores the current state of development of social work provision across the region.... more...

  • The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Caseby Michael A. Ross

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down: black men now voted, held office, sat on juries, and served as... more...

  • Asylum Seeking and the Global Cityby Francesco Vecchio

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national security. Based on extensive, original ethnographic research, this book examines the situation of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and offers a... more...

  • Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asiaby Jiyoung Song; Alistair D. B. Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is more prevalent than inter-regional movements, and the region?s diverse histories, geopolitics, economic development, ethnic communities, and natural environments make it an excellent case study for examining the relationship between irregular migration and human security. Irregular migration can be broadly... more...

  • Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Teamby Bradley Richard Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Child abuse cases are unique in that they involve seldomly witnessed acts. A nonverbal victim and a silent perpetrator will often lead to a stalling of the investigation and the judicial process. Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team is a practical guide for law enforcement officers and child protection workers in abuse... more...

  • Working with Women's Groups for Problem Gamblingby Liz Karter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Why do so many women with gambling addiction relapse? Lifelong recovery requires much more than to just stop gambling. Women?s groups provide long-term benefits and support and have proven to be highly successful in promoting recovery from gambling addiction. By following the story of a real women?s group for problem gambling over the course of... more...

  • Eating Smoke - One Man's Descent Into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartlandby Chris Thrall

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    ‘WAS THIS THE WORK OF THE TRIADS OR THE DRUGS? BECAUSE IT SEEMED EVERYTHING IN WAN CHAI, INDEED EVEN HONG KONG, HAD A SECRET SET OF PULLEYS, CABLES AND MOTORS LINKING IT ALL UP LIKE AN ENORMOUS PINBALL MACHINE OR A CITY-SIZED VERSION OF THE GHOST HOUSE AT THE FAIR.? Chris Thrall left the Royal Marine Commandos to find fortune in Hong Kong, but following... more...

  • Social Work Liveby Carol Dorr

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99

    Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client.... more...

  • Black Flags and Windmillsby scott crow; Kathleen Cleaver

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic failure of the levee in New Orleans in 2005 and the subsequent failure of state and local government agencies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.... more...

  • Dirty Secretsby Meredith Burgmann

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this moving, funny, and sometimes chilling book, leading Australians open their ASIO files and read what the state?s security apparatus said about them. Writers from across the political spectrum including Mark Aarons, Phillip Adams, Nadia Wheatley, Michael Kirby, Peter Cundall, Gary Foley, and Anne Summers confront?and in some cases reclaim?their... more...