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- Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99
Many years later when I asked how she felt when the doll was accidentally smashed she replied "I could have killed you". She meant it. Six decades on she still had not forgiven me. Karen Laura-Lee Wilson's memoir is a detailed and gut-wrenching account of her first twenty-five years growing up in a sole-parent family with a narcissistic... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99
Treating men as a culturally distinct group, Rich Furman integrates key conceptions of masculinity into culturally sensitive social work practice with men. Focusing on veterans, displaced workers, substance abusers, mental health consumers, and other groups that might be unlikely to seek help, Furman deftly explores the psychosocial development of... more...
- SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 32.95
The Ocean in a Drop explores how young people have contributed significantly to society in the past, and suggests ways in which they can take centre stage again. Traditionally, society has legitimized four spaces for young people: the family, friends, education/careers, and leisure. The book introduces the concept of the 5th Space?a space that... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 29.00
This volume tells the story of major organizational change efforts at one municipal youth-serving organization to better support healthy youth development system wide. Presenting the viewpoints of young people, frontline staff, supervisors, managers, and the director, it reviews how the organization developed and transformed. Each article then... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95
A fresh look at the balance of responsibilities and control in care-giving, both in the public and private spheres. Using previously unpublished empirical data, contributors focus on male experiences of welfare services. more...
- RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95
California?s Welfare-to-Work Act of 1997 created two new programs, one of which was the Comprehensive Youth Services Act (CYSA). This report presents findings from a statewide implementation and impact evaluation of the program in California Probation Departments by examining the type of CYSA/TANF programs implemented, services provided, programming... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
And every week, there was the unspoken question, the one I didn?t know enough to ask myself : Have you found her yet? The one who reminds you of you? Twenty years after she lived at a homeless shelter for teens, Janice Erlbaum went back to volunteer. Now thirty-four years old and a successful writer, she?d changed her life for the better; now she... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.00
Introduces solutions based in the children's mental health and resilience literature and in the hypothesis that humans are "hardwired to connect." The coverage in this book offers insights and evidence to the nature/nurture debate from developmental, attachment, neurobiological, spiritual, and community perspectives. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 85.00
In this book leading academics gather together the latest research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care. more...