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  • Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfactionby Hiroshi Ono; Kristen Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    The conventional recipe for happiness has long included money, marriage, and parenthood as basic ingredients. What research is telling us, however, is that these elements don't relate to happiness in quite the way we might expect them to. Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfaction explores the factors that determine "life... more...

  • Substance Use Disorders and Addictionsby Keith J. Morgen

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 78.00

    Based on a decade of research and theory, Substance Use Disorders and Addictions examines co-occurring psychiatric disorders as the norm with substance use disorders and addictions. With more than 20 years of experience in the field as a clinician, a researcher, a program developer, and an instructor, Keith Morgen encourages a holistic approach to... more...

  • Essentials of Human Behaviorby Elizabeth D. Hutchison

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 96.00

    Essentials of Human Behavior combines Elizabeth D. Hutchison’s two-volume Dimensions of Human Behavior to present a multidimensional framework for understanding human behavior. Integrating person, environment, and the life course, this best-selling text leverages its hallmark case studies and balanced breadth and depth of coverage to help readers... more...

  • Child Welfare in the United Statesby PhD MSW Sylvia Mignon

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 79.99

    Provides a balanced critical analysis of the child welfare system along with promising innovations Distinguished by its critical perspective, this book delivers a balanced and comprehensive examination of the child welfare system in the United States today. In a clear and accessible style, it outlines key issues, reviews the history of the child... more...

  • Racism in the United States, Second Editionby PhD MSW Joshua Miller; PhD MSW Ann Marie Garran

    Springer Publishing Company 2017; US$ 79.99

    This comprehensive text thoroughly reviews the theories and history of racism, the sociology of and the psychology of racism, intergroup relations and intergroup conflict, and how racism is manifested institutionally, between groups, and between people, providing a unique view of the connections between these multiple perspectives. Readers can then... more...

  • Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Servicesby Kirsi Juhila; Suvi Raitakari; Christopher Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The impetus for this book is the shift in welfare policy in Western Europe from state responsibilities to individual and community responsibilities. The book examines the ways in which policies associated with advanced liberalism and New Public Management can be identified as influencing professional practices to promote personalisation, participation,... more...

  • Into a Raging Seaby Tony Weaver; Andrew Ingram

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2016; US$ 11.99

    The waters off South Africa’s coastline are regarded as some of the most dangerous on earth. Sudden changes in weather, rip currents and freak waves all play their part in putting humans in peril, which sometimes ends in tragedy. No matter the danger, however, the brave volunteers of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) are always willing to risk... more...

  • Children and Residential Care in Europeby Nicola Madge

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 1994; US$ 9.95

    Originally published in 1994, this ebook looks broadly at children and child care services, especially residential child care, in 13 European Union countries, to give an overview of national similarities and differences and identify key areas of change, development and concern. more...

  • What Is Group Work?by Robert K. Conyne; Leann J. Terry Diederich

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 18.00

    Establishing a general context and framework for the volumes included in the Group Work Practice Kit , What Is Group Work? presents an inclusive overview of group work in an easy-to-read format. more...

  • Proposal Writingby Soraya M. Coley; Cynthia A. Scheinberg

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 46.00

    The updated Fifth Edition of the best-selling Proposal Writing: Effective Grantsmanship for Funding offers a fresh, robust presentation of the basics of program design and proposal writing for community services funding. Authors Soraya M. Coley and Cynthia A. Scheinberg help readers develop the knowledge they need to understand community agencies,... more...