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  • Last Resortsby Joel F. Handler; Michael Sosin

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Last Resorts: Emergency Assistance and Special Needs Programs in Public Welfare studies the implementation of emergencies and special needs programs in the United States welfare system. The book examines the balance that is reached between individualized and standardized treatment to meet emergencies and special needs, two simultaneously occurring... more...

  • Poverty and Policy in American Historyby Michael B. Katz; Charles Tilly; Edward Shorter

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Poverty and Policy in American History is about people who needed help in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is about the ways in which the perception of poverty and other forms of dependence affected the development of public programs and the conduct of voluntary reform. It also about the ways in which people have written about welfare.... more...

  • Evaluating the Welfare Stateby Shimon E. Spiro; Ephraim Yuchtman-Yaar

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Evaluating the Welfare State: Social and Political Perspectives together with its companion Social Policy Evaluation: An Economic Perspective is the outgrowth of an international and interdisciplinary conference on policy evaluation held at Tel Aviv University in December 1980. The conference brought together scholars from the fields of economics,... more...

  • Social Justice and Social Workby Michael J. (Jacob) Austin

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 50.00

    Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession introduces and connects social justice to the core values of social work across the curriculum. This unique and timely book, edited by Michael J. Austin, presents the history and philosophy that supports social justice and ties it to ethical concepts that will help readers... more...

  • Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacyby Amy Conley Wright; Kenneth J. Jaffe

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 38.00

    Six Steps to Successful Child Advocacy: Changing the World for Children (by Amy Conley Wright and Kenneth J. Jaffe) offers an interdisciplinary approach to child advocacy, nurturing key skills through a proven six-step process that has been used to train child advocates and create social change around the world. The approach is applicable for micro-advocacy... more...

  • CULTIVATING EMPATHY: Inspiring Health Professionals to Communicate More Effectivelyby Kathleen Stephany

    Bentham Science Publishers 2015; US$ 49.00

    Cultivating Empathy is perfect for any student or practicing health care professional who has felt that there was an absence of rapport when interacting with clients or patients and their families. Readers will gain awareness about human and emotional aspects of patient care, which will hopefully make a positive contribution to their professional... more...

  • A Thousand Naked Strangersby Kevin Hazzard

    Scribner 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    A former paramedic?s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta?s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life?his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned... more...

  • Social Policy for Children and Familiesby Jeffrey M. Mark) Jenson; Mark W. (William) Fraser

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 52.00

    The Third Edition of Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser?s award-winning text, Social Policy for Children and Families , offers new evidence that a public health framework based on ecological theory and principles of risk, protection, and resilience is essential for the successful design and implementation of social policy. Written in a conversational,... more...

  • Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Futureby Katherine S. van Wormer; Rosemary J. (June) Link

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 79.00

    Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies?including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice?within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the... more...

  • Introduction to Social Workby Lisa E. Cox; Carolyn J. Tice; Dennis D. Long

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 88.00

    Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long is an exciting and timely new text that takes readers to the roots of the social work profession, framing its history, practice settings, and career paths through the lens of advocacy. Closely aligned with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS),... more...