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  • Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stairby Susan Sheehan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    On October 7, 1984, Crystal Taylor gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Daquan. Crystal was only fourteen. She was living with a boyfriend whom she was too young to marry, and her mother was addicted to heroin and cocaine. So under the law, Crystal and Daquan became wards of New York State?s foster-care system?a sprawling, often slipshod web of... more...

  • Reflective Practice in Social Workby Christine Knott; Terry Scragg

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 29.00

    This book helps build reflective practice skills vital to good social work practice. Fully-updated to include the Professional Capability Framework for Social Work, there are sections on reflecting on emotion, using reflection as a catalyst for change and understanding the importance of good communication. more...

  • Effective Commissioning in Health and Social Careby Richard Field; Judy Oliver

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 32.00

    A practical introduction developed to underpin core aspects of commissioning services in health and social care with tools and strategies that really work, this is a step-by-step guide to the commissioning process and will help the reader better understand the skills required for good commissioning, the challenges they may face and how to approach... more...

  • Effective Advocacy in Social Workby Jane Dalrymple; Jane Boylan

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 38.00

    Advocacy is an essential skill for social workers who need to be able to speak confidently on behalf of service-users in a range of situations. In this new book, Jane Dalrymple and Jane Boylan explore the theory and research behind advocacy and draw on a range of case studies to demonstrate how to achieve best practice. more...

  • Empirie der Kinder- und Jugendverbandsarbeitby Melanie Oechler; Holger Schmidt

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Im Rückgriff auf über 130 Studien aus den letzten 100 Jahren wird in diesem Band zum ersten Mal die vorliegende empirische Forschung zur Kinder- und Jugendverbandsarbeit verdichtet. Die Vielzahl an Arbeiten und Analysen zeigt, dass das Handlungsfeld alles andere als forschungsarm ist. Bezogen auf diesen Forschungsstand reflektieren die Autorinnen und... more...

  • Human Services Integrationby Michael J Austin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Addressing the multiple meanings of service integration, Human Services Integration analyzes how motivations and expectations for social service integration differ significantly among different players in the service system. In a period of major budget cutbacks and welfare reform, however, it is important that service providers collaborate to reduce... more...

  • Disabling Barriers - Enabling Environmentsby John Swain; Sally French; Colin Barnes; Carol Thomas

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 43.00

    Since it was first published in 1993, Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments has established itself as the essential introduction to disability studies, tackling a wide range of issues in numerous succinct chapters. The multidisciplinary nature of the book ensures that readers can appreciate a myriad of issues related to disability, and the personal... more...

  • Social Work with Drug, Alcohol and Substance Misusersby Anthony Goodman

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 30.00

    A complete introduction to working with addictions. more...

  • Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspectiveby Susan C. Mapp

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 44.99

    Recognizing the growing importance of awareness of international social issues for social workers, this thoroughly revised edition provides an updated introduction to a variety of these issues in the Global South, including AIDS, forced labor and war and conflict. A new issue in this edition is examining how the changing physical environment impacts... more...

  • Pioneering Paths in the Study of Familiesby Gary W Peterson; Suzanne Steinmetz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Meet the men and women whose groundbreaking work elevated the field of family studies! In Pioneering Paths in the Study of Families: The Lives and Careers of Family Scholars, you'll find 40 autobiographies written by leading scholars in sociology, family studies, psychology, and child development. Their fascinating stories demonstrate how their... more...