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  • Social Work and Human Developmentby Janet Walker; Karin Crawford

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 29.00

    Understanding how people grow and develop to take their place in society is a crucial aspect of social work training and knowledge, particularly when working with some of the most vulnerable or marginalised in society. This book has become a clear favourite among students and essential reading on the social work degree because it introduces the main... more...

  • Developing Practice Competenciesby D. Mark Ragg

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    Praise for Developing Practice Competencies A Foundation for Generalist Practice "This is the textbook I have been waiting for. The author engages the reader from the very beginning. It includes comprehensive coverage of EPAS standards and practice behaviors that any social work instructor would be delighted with. Mark Ragg's explanation... more...

  • Insideby Michael G. Santos

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 11.89

    American jails and prisons confine nearly 13.5 million people each year, and it is estimated that 6 to 7 percent of the U.S. population will be confined in their lifetimes. Despite these disturbing numbers, little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of popular culture. Michael G. Santos, a federal prisoner nearing the end of his second... more...

  • Childhood, Youth, and Social Work in Transformationby Lynn M. Nybell; Jeffrey J. Shook; Janet L. Finn

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 69.99

    Social workers today not only face competing claims concerning the rights and needs of children and youth, but they also confront contradictions between policy and practice. Social workers are expected to fight for the best interests of the child, even though financial support for children's welfare and education grows scarce. They are asked to save... more...

  • Narrative and Stories in Health Careby Yasmin Gunaratnam; David Oliviere

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 69.99

    The use of narrative methods has a long history in palliative care, pioneered by Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, Narrative and Stories in Health Care provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary examination of work with narrative and stories in contemporary health and social care, with a focus on the care of people who are ill... more...

  • Social Welfare Policy and Advocacyby Bruce S. Jansson

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 78.00

    Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors provides the first framework that links micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy, demonstrating how each type can be used to promote social justice in health, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, education, immigrants/global, mental health, and criminal justice... more...

  • The Handbook of Community Practiceby Marie Weil; Michael S. (Stewart) Reisch; Mary L. Ohmer

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 76.00

    The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice,... more...

  • Sexuality and Social Workby Julie Bywater; Rhiannon Jones

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 31.00

    This book introduces the topic of sexuality and considers its diversity, using different perspectives and exploring the implications for social work assessment and intervention. more...

  • Living Through Lossby Nancy R. Hooyman; Betty J. Kramer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    Living Through Loss is the first book to identify the many ways in which people experience loss over the course of life and to discuss the interventions most effective at each stage of life. The authors' starting point is that loss comes in many forms and can include not only suffering the death of a person one loves but also giving birth to a... more...

  • Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    ?Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality? ( Los Angeles Times )? Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle. For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located... more...