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Stories Celebrating Group Work - It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth (Paperback): Roselle Kurland, Andrew Malekoff Stories Celebrating Group Work - It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth (Paperback)
Roselle Kurland, Andrew Malekoff
R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Stories Celebrating Group Work: It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth celebrates the 25th anniversary of the esteemed journal Social Work with Groups with a collection of 21 narratives from group work practitioners and educators. These highly personal stories from a range of social workers young and old, "famous" and not so famous reflect each author's development and experience, serving as both instruction and inspiration for practitioners and educators. This unique collection by turns humorous, moving, profound, and down-to-earth gets to the heart of what it means to be a member of the social work community. Each chapter of Stories Celebrating Group Work draws on its contributor's area of expertise and interest in a specific topic, chronicling the development of the author's understanding, appreciation, and skill. Authors address the everyday concerns of social work professionals, such as maximizing mutual aid, promoting positive norms, maintaining authority in group work, managing conflict, dealing with taboo subjects, building a group work culture in a human services organization, working with a co-leader, tapping the strengths of group members, and addressing social change. The individual stories of working with men, women, and children suffering through abuse, homelessness, addiction, and teenage pregnancy, in places as diverse as East Harlem, Maine, Canada, Nebraska, Long Island, Haiti, Uruguay, help form a collegial spirit as group workers gain insight from the theory and practice of those who went before. The personal stories you'll find in Stories Celebrating Group Work include: "How I Became a Social Worker" "The Power of Group Work with Kids" "How the Relational Model of Group Work Developed" "My Love Affair with Stages of Group Development" "But I Want to Do a Real Group" "Racial Difference and Human Commonality: The Worker-Client Relationship" and many more! Stories Celebrating Group Work: It's Not Always Easy to Sit on Your Mouth is a one-of-a-kind collection of stories, at once entertaining and educational. It's an essential read for beginning and seasoned human services practitioners, and educators involved with, or interested in, working with groups.

Social Work and Social Welfare - An Introduction, International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): Rosalie Ambrosino, Joseph... Social Work and Social Welfare - An Introduction, International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
Rosalie Ambrosino, Joseph Heffernan, Guy Shuttlesworth, Robert Ambrosino
R687 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R99 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Integrating the latest accreditation standards and practices from the field, bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: AN INTRODUCTION, International Edition gives readers a solid understanding of the social work profession and the role the profession plays in the social welfare system. In keeping with the current Council on Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, the text takes a generalist practice perspective in addressing social welfare issues, within the context of the systems/ecological framework, and the overarching framework used by generalist practitioners as they intervene to address social welfare needs at the individual, family, group, organization, community, and societal levels. Illustrating that there are many reasons why social problems occur, the text explores the history, values, economic, political and cultural factors that surround these issues, as well as the attempts to solve or address them. Completely current, the Seventh Edition also includes updates on such key issues as health care and immigration.

Anti Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice (Paperback): Jo Campling Anti Oppressive Social Work Theory and Practice (Paperback)
Jo Campling; Lena Dominelli
R829 R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Save R46 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book, by one of the leading theorists of social work, tackles a subject of crucial importance to students and practitioners alike: how social workers can enable their clients to challenge and transcend the manifold oppressions that disempower them (whether through poverty, disability, mental illness, etc.). It moves from a discussion of social work's purpose and ambitions to an exposition of theory and, from there, to the practice arenas of working with individuals, in groups, within organizations, and within a wider social and political context.

Social Work with Groups - Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change (Hardcover): N Sullivan, L. Mitchell,... Social Work with Groups - Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change (Hardcover)
N Sullivan, L. Mitchell, D Goodman, N.C. Lang, E.S. Mesbur
R2,965 Discovery Miles 29 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Help change the world by bringing ideas of social justice into your group work practice!
Social workers who use hip-hop music to reach out to troubled adolescents. Practitioners who compare First Nations talking circles with social work practice with groups. A retired professor who transforms the way her fellow senior living center residents participate in their world. Fathers of children with spina bifida who help one another through an online discussion group. These and other examples you?ll discover in Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change will help you to assist groups to gain a sense of empowerment and create change in their own lives and communities.
In Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change you?ll also find: definitions of social justice within the context of social work a proposal to help focus on social justice in teaching guidelines for group facilitators making decisions about self-disclosure studies of innovative group work discussion of the challenges to achieving social justice in group work valuable ways to ground social group work in rich cultural traditions This new book rides the crest of the growing wave of justice in social work with groups. Culled from the proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, it gives you the innovations and current thinking of professionals who, while coming from different cultural and professional backgrounds, are focused on helping all people enjoy the same rights and opportunities. If you want to use group work to challenge social inequality, Social Work withGroups will be a welcome addition to your library. Social action that gets results has to start somewhere?let it begin with you!

Pathways to Success Through Identity-Based Motivation (Paperback): Daphna Oyserman Pathways to Success Through Identity-Based Motivation (Paperback)
Daphna Oyserman
R1,159 Discovery Miles 11 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Everyone can imagine their future self, even very young children, and this future self is usually positive and education-linked. To make progress toward an aspired future or away from a feared future requires people to plan and take action. Unfortunately, most people often start too late and commit minimal effort to ineffective strategies that lead their attention elsewhere. As a result, their high hopes and earnest resolutions often fall short. In Pathways to Success Through Identity-Based Motivation Daphna Oyserman focuses on situational constraints and affordances that trigger or impede taking action. Focusing on when the future-self matters and how to reduce the shortfall between the self that one aspires to become and the outcomes that one actually attains, Oyserman introduces the reader to the core theoretical framework of identity-based motivation (IBM) theory. IBM theory is the prediction that people prefer to act in identity-congruent ways but that the identity-to-behavior link is opaque for a number of reasons (the future feels far away, difficulty of working on goals is misinterpreted, and strategies for attaining goals do not feel identity-congruent). Oyserman's book goes on to also include the stakes and how the importance of education comes into play as it improves the lives of the individual, their family, and their society. The framework of IBM theory and how to achieve it is broken down into three parts: how to translate identity-based motivation into a practical intervention, an outline of the intervention, and empirical evidence that it works. In addition, the book also includes an implementation manual and fidelity measures for educators utilizing this book to intervene for the improvement of academic outcomes.

Social Work with Groups - Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change (Paperback): N Sullivan, L. Mitchell,... Social Work with Groups - Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change (Paperback)
N Sullivan, L. Mitchell, D Goodman, N.C. Lang, E.S. Mesbur
R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Help change the world by bringing ideas of social justice into your group work practice!
Social workers who use hip-hop music to reach out to troubled adolescents. Practitioners who compare First Nations talking circles with social work practice with groups. A retired professor who transforms the way her fellow senior living center residents participate in their world. Fathers of children with spina bifida who help one another through an online discussion group. These and other examples you?ll discover in Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change will help you to assist groups to gain a sense of empowerment and create change in their own lives and communities.
In Social Work with Groups: Social Justice Through Personal, Community, and Societal Change you?ll also find: definitions of social justice within the context of social work a proposal to help focus on social justice in teaching guidelines for group facilitators making decisions about self-disclosure studies of innovative group work discussion of the challenges to achieving social justice in group work valuable ways to ground social group work in rich cultural traditions This new book rides the crest of the growing wave of justice in social work with groups. Culled from the proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, it gives you the innovations and current thinking of professionals who, while coming from different cultural and professional backgrounds, are focused on helping all people enjoy the same rights and opportunities. If you want to use group work to challenge social inequality, Social Work withGroups will be a welcome addition to your library. Social action that gets results has to start somewhere?let it begin with you!

Gerontological Social Work Practice - Issues, Challenges, and Potential (Hardcover): Enid Opal Cox, Rosemary Chapin, Elizabeth... Gerontological Social Work Practice - Issues, Challenges, and Potential (Hardcover)
Enid Opal Cox, Rosemary Chapin, Elizabeth S. Kelchner
R1,906 Discovery Miles 19 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What are the challenges facing gerontological social workers-today and in the near future? This book gives you an essential overview of the role, status, and potential of gerontological social work in aging societies around the world. Drawing on the expertise of leaders in the field, it identifies key policy and practice issues and suggests directions for the future. Here you'll find important perspectives on home health care, mental health, elder abuse, older workers' issues, and death and dying, as well as an examination of the policy and practice issues of utmost concern to social workers dealing with the elderly. With Gerontological Social Work Practice: Issues, Challenges, and Potential you'll explore: the differences between real situations and what demographics lead one to expect the need for social workers to focus on economic, political, and social issues in order to promote positive change the long-term care insurance issues facing elderly Japanese citizens a Canadian perspective on social work practice with aging people practice techniques to use with aging African Americans strengths-based and empowerment-oriented ways to work with frail elderly the impact of multiculturalism on social policy and much more

Managing Projects in Health and Social Care (Hardcover): Vivien Martin Managing Projects in Health and Social Care (Hardcover)
Vivien Martin
R2,653 Discovery Miles 26 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Contents:
1. What is a Project? 2. Scoping the Project .: Making Evidence-Based Decisions 4. Defining the Project 5. Managing Risk 6. Outlining Planning 7. Estimating Time and Costs 8. Scheduling 9. Implementing the Project 1. Monitoring and Control 11. Communications 12. Leadership and Teamworking 13. Managing Performance 14. Completing the Project 15. Evaluation 16. Reporting the Project 17. Learning from the Project

Clinical Data-Mining in Practice-Based Research - Social Work in Hospital Settings (Hardcover): Irwin Epstein, Susan Blumenfield Clinical Data-Mining in Practice-Based Research - Social Work in Hospital Settings (Hardcover)
Irwin Epstein, Susan Blumenfield
R1,782 Discovery Miles 17 820 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Design more effective social work programs with research data from your clinical files A well-planned research program helps social workers provide consistent, effective services to their clients, but stretched budgets and tight schedules make it difficult to find the resources for data gathering. Clinical Data-Mining in Practice-Based Research shows how you can use the existing records already kept by every health-care institution as your primary data source. By analyzing documented clinical information, you can do groundbreaking research and custom-tailor programs to fit the specific needs of your department. Clinical Data-Mining in Practice-Based Research draws from the experiences of members of the Mount Sinai Department of Social Work staff. By analyzing case data, these professionals were able to identify biopsychosocial factors that affected social-health outcomes. These practice-based research strategies helped social work professionals see their own work more clearly and helped improve the quality of direct services, interventions, new programs, and case evaluations. Clinical Data-Mining in Practice-Based Research shows the benefits of practice-based research, including: enhancing clinical and administrative functions encouraging direct-service workers to become more reflective fostering cooperation between social workers and other staff members designing earlier, easier, and more effective interventions contributing to continuing education for staff members improving patient care and satisfaction The detailed discussions in this book will help you apply these techniques toward improving your own service. Clinical Data-Mining in Practice-Based Research offers fresh and exciting ideas that can be applied in small health-care agencies or giant medical centers. It will become a trusted reference for administrators, social workers, researchers, and educators in the field.

The Social Work Pocket Guide to... - Reflective Practice (Paperback): Siobhan Maclean The Social Work Pocket Guide to... - Reflective Practice (Paperback)
Siobhan Maclean
R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Theorizing Practice - A Guide for the People Professions (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2017): Neil Thompson Theorizing Practice - A Guide for the People Professions (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2017)
Neil Thompson
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Theory and practice are two sides of the same coin: they are inextricably linked. In this second edition of his classic text, Neil Thompson revisits the crucial topic of integrating theory and practice - this time, widening his scope to explore the importance of informed practice not just in social work, but across the full range of human services: from nursing and counselling to youth work, community studies and beyond. Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition uses detailed explanations, practitioner quotes and engaging practice examples to guide the reader through the process of `theorizing practice'. With his peerless clarity and flair for tackling advanced concepts in an accessible way, Thompson critically discusses the approaches and perspectives of the numerous human services, including postmodernism, morality and organizational culture, and brings particular focus to the role of existentialism in understanding the challenges of contemporary practice. This important new edition provides much-needed food for thought about the complexities of theory and practice, and is sure to provide fresh inspiration to professionals and students alike.

Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice (Paperback, Abridged edition): Jim Campbell, Gavin Davidson Post-Qualifying Mental Health Social Work Practice (Paperback, Abridged edition)
Jim Campbell, Gavin Davidson
R679 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R91 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Social workers and other professionals working in the area of mental health often face complex and difficult practice dilemmas shaped by increasingly demanding policy and legal contexts across the UK. Jim Campbell and Gavin Davidson focus on the post-qualifying role played by mental health social workers in this book. The authors draw on theoretical and research perspectives on the subject, before outlining how professionals can achieve best practice. Topics covered include: " Models of mental health and illness " Discrimination and social exclusion " Addressing service user needs " Carer perspectives " Working with individuals, families and communities The chapters are accompanied by exercises, which encourage readers to critically reflect on their own professional and personal experiences. Case studies are also included, so that students can reappraise the knowledge they have learned in the text. The book will be essential reading for social work practitioners taking postgraduate courses in mental health and for those training to become Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Diagnosis in Social Work - New Imperatives (Paperback): Francis Joseph Turner Diagnosis in Social Work - New Imperatives (Paperback)
Francis Joseph Turner
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How can you make necessary professional judgments without being judgmental? Assessment and diagnostic skills are essential professional tools for the social worker, but all too often they are neglected or downplayed. Diagnosis in Social Work argues for the reinstatement of social diagnosis to its former place as an essential concept in social work. This courageous book demonstrates the detrimental impact of the loss of diagnostic skills on the quality of social work intervention. Combining meticulous history with insightful analysis, Diagnosis in Social Work shows how the concept of diagnosis in social work has been misunderstood. It examines the negative, narrow definition of diagnosis offered in commonly used texts. Diagnosis in Social Work includes the tools you need to use the power of correct, careful diagnosis, including: case examples of social work diagnoses a thorough profile of the judgments constituting a social work diagnosis suggestions to enhance diagnostic acumen an analysis of diagnosis as a process and a fact ways to use computers in diagnosis an assessment of the risks of diagnosis Diagnosis in Social Work includes everything social work practitioners need to know about the process and meaning of this sorely neglected part of the field. It is an ideal textbook as well, and it offers suggestions for further research.

Caring on the Clock - The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work (Hardcover): Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, Clare L.... Caring on the Clock - The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work (Hardcover)
Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, Clare L. Stacey
R2,512 Discovery Miles 25 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A nurse inserts an I.V. A personal care attendant helps a quadriplegic bathe and get dressed. A nanny reads a bedtime story to soothe a child to sleep. Every day, workers like these provide critical support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. "Caring on the Clock" provides a wealth of insight into these workers, who take care of our most fundamental needs, often at risk to their own economic and physical well-being. "Caring on the Clock" is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, and to place the various fields within a comprehensive and comparative framework across occupational boundaries. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines--including sociology, psychology, social work, and public health. They examine the history of the paid care sector in America, reveal why paid-care work can be both personally fulfilling but also make workers vulnerable to burnout, emotional fatigue, physical injuries, and wage exploitation. Finally, the editors outline many innovative ideas for reform, including top-down and grassroots efforts to improve recognition, remuneration, and mobility for care workers. As America faces a series of challenges to providing care for its citizens, including the many aging baby boomers, this volume offers a wealth of information and insight for policymakers, scholars, advocates, and the general public.

Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Carlton E Munson Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Carlton E Munson
R2,573 Discovery Miles 25 730 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Take social work supervision into the new millennium!This newly revised edition of the classic text is a thorough, comprehensive guidebook to every aspect of supervision, including learning styles, teaching techniques, emotional support for supervisors, and supervision in different settings. Its detailed discussions of ethics and legal issues in practice are invaluable. Designed for use by busy supervisors, Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition, offers a new partnership model of supervision.Thoroughly revised and updated, Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition, addresses the dramatic changes in the field brought by new technologies and managed care. Numerous case illustrations and exercises supplement the text to facilitate classroom discussion or continuing education seminars. Assessment scales have been modified to conform to more recent data, and the questionnaires have been extensively revised. In addition, you will find significant new material on crucial topics, including: using DSM-IV categories for diagnosis and assessment how managed care has changed treatment planning, practice protocols, documentation, and other aspects of social work issues of cultural diversity, including respect for persons with disabilities and handling gender issues dealing with specific problems and populations, including domestic violence, substance and alcohol abuse, and child and adolescent treatment a model for managing organizational change social worker stress and burnout new directions for social work as a profession Handbook of Clinical Social Work Supervision, Third Edition, will help you change your practice with the times by incorporating the capabilities of the Internet and other advanced technologies. It will also teach you to work around the restrictions created by managed care insurance plans. This bestselling textbook is ideal for classroom use as well as being an essential resource for any supervisor.

Social Work Theories in Context - Creating Frameworks for Practice (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2014): Karen Healy Social Work Theories in Context - Creating Frameworks for Practice (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2014)
Karen Healy
R680 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R51 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This popular and innovative core text book explores contemporary social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. Healy expertly provides an applied guide to social work theory across a range of organisational contexts, showing social work as a diverse activity that is profoundly shaped by professional purpose, public policy, and practice locations. This is ideal reading to support and develop undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules on Social Work Theories and Methods on qualifying professional programmes. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features have ensured the book's value to students of social work all over the world.

Managing Aggression (Paperback): Ray Braithwaite Managing Aggression (Paperback)
Ray Braithwaite
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


How to manage and respond to escalating violence towards staff working in the human services is a pressing professional problem. This workbook.
Empowers individuals by providing a range of useful skills that can help in managing aggression
Enables staff placed in difficult or dangerous situations by their employers to address the issue effectively
Clarifies the responsibilities of the manager in ensuring staff are safeguarded
Builds confidence in staff and their managers by offering workable solutions to reducing levels of aggression in the workplace.
Highlighting examples of good and bad practice, Managing Aggression is a book for anyone who has ever faced, or is likely to face, aggression at work.

Caring on the Clock - The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work (Paperback): Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, Clare L.... Caring on the Clock - The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work (Paperback)
Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, Clare L. Stacey
R740 R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Save R73 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A nurse inserts an I.V. A personal care attendant helps a quadriplegic bathe and get dressed. A nanny reads a bedtime story to soothe a child to sleep. Every day, workers like these provide critical support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. "Caring on the Clock" provides a wealth of insight into these workers, who take care of our most fundamental needs, often at risk to their own economic and physical well-being. "Caring on the Clock" is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, and to place the various fields within a comprehensive and comparative framework across occupational boundaries. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines--including sociology, psychology, social work, and public health. They examine the history of the paid care sector in America, reveal why paid-care work can be both personally fulfilling but also make workers vulnerable to burnout, emotional fatigue, physical injuries, and wage exploitation. Finally, the editors outline many innovative ideas for reform, including top-down and grassroots efforts to improve recognition, remuneration, and mobility for care workers. As America faces a series of challenges to providing care for its citizens, including the many aging baby boomers, this volume offers a wealth of information and insight for policymakers, scholars, advocates, and the general public.

Social Work With African American Males - Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy (Paperback): Waldo E. Johnson Social Work With African American Males - Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy (Paperback)
Waldo E. Johnson
R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

African American males have never fared as poorly as they do currently on a number of social indicators. They are less likely to complete high school than their white male and female or African American female peers, they are more likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, and they have fewer sanctioned coping strategies. Arguably, no other group in American society has been more maligned, regularly faced with tremendous odds that uniquely threaten their existence. When they do receive education, mental health, and physical health services, it is often in correctional settings. They are marginalized in public policies on secondary and higher education attainment, marriage and parental expectations, public welfare, health, housing, and community development. Yet they remain overlooked in health and social science research and are stereotyped in the popular media. Taking a step back from the traditionally myopic view of African American males as criminals and hustlers, this groundbreaking book provides a more nuanced and realistic portrait of their experiences in the world. Chapter authors, both established and emerging scholars of social problems relevant to African Americans, offer a comprehensive overview of the social and economic data on black males to date and the significant issues that affect them from adolescence to adulthood. Via in-depth qualitiative interviews as well as comprehensive surveys and data sets, their physical, mental, and spiritual health and emerging family roles are considered within both individual and communal contexts. Chapters cover health issues such as HIV and depression; fatherhood and family roles; suicide; violence; academic achievement; and incarceration. With original research and a special eye toward enhancing social work and social welfare intervention practice with this often overlooked subpopulation of American society, this volume will be of great interest to researchers interested in African American issues, students, practitioners, and policy makers.

Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents - Research, Policy, and Practice (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019): J. Mark Eddy, Julie... Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents - Research, Policy, and Practice (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2019)
J. Mark Eddy, Julie Poehlmann-Tynan
R3,118 R2,779 Discovery Miles 27 790 Save R339 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second edition of this handbook examines family life, health, and educational issues that often arise for the millions of children in the United States whose parents are in prison or jail. It details how these youth are more likely to exhibit behavior problems such as aggression, substance abuse, learning difficulties, mental health concerns, and physical health issues. It also examines resilience and how children and families thrive even in the face of multiple challenges related to parental incarceration. Chapters integrate diverse; interdisciplinary; and rapidly expanding literature and synthesizes rigorous scholarship to address the needs of children from multiple perspectives, including child welfare; education; health care; mental health; law enforcement; corrections; and law. The handbook concludes with a chapter that explores new directions in research, policy, and practice to improve the life chances of children with incarcerated parents. Topics featured in this handbook include: Findings from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. How parental incarceration contributes to racial and ethnic disparities and inequality. Parent-child visits when parents are incarcerated in prison or jail. Approaches to empowering incarcerated parents of color and their families. International advances for incarcerated parents and their children. The second edition of the Handbook on Children with Incarcerated Parents is an essential reference for researchers, professors, clinicians/practitioners, and graduate students across developmental psychology, criminology, sociology, law, psychiatry, social work, public health, human development, and family studies. "This important new volume provides a cutting-edge update of research on the impact of incarceration on family life. The book will be an essential reference for researchers and practitioners working at the intersections of criminal justice, poverty, and child development." Bruce Western, Ph.D., Columbia University "The comprehensive, interdisciplinary focus of this handbook brilliantly showcases the latest research, interventions, programs, and policies relevant to the well-being of children with incarcerated parents. This edition is a `must-read' for students, researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers alike who are dedicated to promoting the health and resilience of children affected by parental incarceration." Leslie Leve, Ph.D., University of Oregon

Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice (Paperback): Martin Webber Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice (Paperback)
Martin Webber
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This key textbook explores how good social work practice draws upon relevant and current research to ensure that interventions are as effective as possible. Social workers are increasingly required to demonstrate their knowledge of the research and evidence that underpin the daily decisions they make and actions they take and it is therefore vital that they are not only up to date with the latest research, but that they have the tools and understanding to successfully apply this to their practice. Written by leading experts in the field, this text book provides a step-by-step guide to implementing research in to every day social work practice. This is essential reading for any one taking a research module on Social Work programmes, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, or practitioners wishing to advance their own practise and deliver the best possible service they can.

Police Innovation - Contrasting Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David Weisburd, Anthony A. Braga Police Innovation - Contrasting Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Weisburd, Anthony A. Braga
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the last forty years, policing has gone through a period of significant change and innovation. The emergence of new strategies has also raised issues about effectiveness and efficiency in policing, and many of these proactive strategies have become controversial as citizens have asked whether they are also fair and unbiased. Updated and expanded for the second edition, this volume brings together leading police scholars to examine these key innovations in policing. Including advocates and critics of each innovation, this comprehensive book assesses the impacts of police innovation on crime and public safety, the extent of implementation of these new approaches in police agencies, the dilemmas these approaches have created for police management, and their impacts on communities.

Computers and Information Technology in Social Work - Education, Training, and Practice (Hardcover): Jo Ann R. Coe, Goutham M.... Computers and Information Technology in Social Work - Education, Training, and Practice (Hardcover)
Jo Ann R. Coe, Goutham M. Menon
R1,389 Discovery Miles 13 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Expand the scope of your social work practice or education program Computers and Information Technology in Social Work: Education, Training, and Practice discusses the impact that recent technological advances have had on social work practice and education. This unique book covers a wide range of topics for social workers and educators highlighting various aspects of technology applied to assist those in helping professions. You'll learn how computers can be used in child protective cases and the benefits of videoconferencing in social work programs. Computers and Information Technology in Social Work will show you how new advances in technology can improve your social work practice or education program.Computers and Information Technology in Social Work examines many different aspects of technology and demonstrates how they can be applied to assist you in making a positive impact on the communities, clients, and organizations that you serve. This guide offers specific methods and suggestions for providing students with better services and enhanced instruction on the use of current technologies in social work practice.Computers and Information Technology in Social Work is packed with innovative concepts that will improve your effectiveness through the use of advanced technology. You will: discover the impact that video conferencing technology can have on the delivery of social services to rural populations and undeveloped areas of the world gain insight into the lives of isolated and vulnerable people, such as those in a breast cancer support group, who can directly benefit from technological advances like video conferencing learn how television can be used by social work practitioners to positively impact communities by providing programs that teach self-advocacy and provide outreach and peer support examine World Wide Web-based instructional resources to help students access information on their own time, at their own pace, and from any computer location discover a World Wide Web-based conferencing program that allows professors expanded opportunities for teaching, learning, and communicationDerived from papers that were presented at a week-long conference sponsored by the University of South Carolina College of Social Work, Computers and Information Technology in Social Work presents exciting and innovative ideas and projects to keep you abreast of technical developments in the field and how they can best assist your practice. The unique ideas presented in this book will enable you to provide more effective services to your clients with the help of information technology.

Staff Supervision in Social Care - Making a Real Difference for Staff and Service Users (Spiral bound, 3rd Revised edition):... Staff Supervision in Social Care - Making a Real Difference for Staff and Service Users (Spiral bound, 3rd Revised edition)
Tony Morrison
R1,391 Discovery Miles 13 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Queer Families, Common Agendas - Gay People, Lesbians, and Family Values (Paperback): Richard Sullivan Queer Families, Common Agendas - Gay People, Lesbians, and Family Values (Paperback)
Richard Sullivan; Edited by T.R. Sullivan
R876 Discovery Miles 8 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Vital information on family services, custody, and access rights for gay parents!Queer Families, Common Agendas: Gay People, Lesbians, and Family Values examines the real life experience of those affected by current laws and policies regarding homosexual families. The book will help policy makers, lawyers, social workers, and the general public better understand these families. Here you will be able to compare the progress of policy in the U.S. and Canada for gay and lesbian parents and their children and explore relevant legal approaches in the two countries. In Queer Families, Common Agendas: Gay People, Lesbians, and Family Values, a range of strategies for advancing the rights of sexual minority parents are considered for legal feasibility and political viability. You will gain insight into the contradictions in policies and practices that ultimately disadvantage children based on their family origins, and you will discover alternative approaches for improved services to homosexual families. Queer Families, Common Agendas explores: family law and protection of women-headed households legal definitions of motherhood and fatherhood in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom family and adoption idealogies concerning gay families and their rights to adopt new ways to make social services responsive to minority families the lesbian and gay "agenda" the value of family and the family of values--as opposed to the worn-out phrase "family values" Queer Families, Common Agendas serves as a primer to assist you in understanding the legal struggles that lesbian and gay families are facing today. You will explore concerns about family law, protection of women-headed households, motherhood, fatherhood, adoption and family ideology, and how to make social services responsive to gay and lesbian families. This excellent reference provides you with the necessary background and techniques to create services that are responsive and effective with sexual minority families.

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