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The Child Welfare Challenge Policy, Practice, and Research

The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research

4th Edition

By Peter J. Pecora, James K. Whittaker, Richard P. Barth, Sharon Borja, William Vesneski
September 04, 2018

Using both historical and contemporary contexts, The Child Welfare Challenge examines major policy practice and research issues as they jointly shape child welfare practice and its future. This text focuses on families and children whose primary recourse to services has been through publicly funded...

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

3rd Edition

By Roberta R. Greene, Roberta R. Greene
June 30, 2008

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice remains a foundation work for those interested in the practice and teaching of social work. Roberta Greene covers theoretical areas and individual theorists including classical psychoanalytic thought, Eriksonian theory, Carl Rogers, cognitive theory, ...

Human Behavior in the Social Environment A Social Systems Approach

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Social Systems Approach

6th Edition

By Irl Carter
April 30, 2011

Since the publication of the first edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, several generations of students have successfully used this classic text, which takes a social systems approach to human behavior. This systems approach is still widely accepted in the human services disciplines...

Human Behavior Theory A Diversity Framework

Human Behavior Theory: A Diversity Framework

2nd Edition

By Roberta Greene
June 15, 2009

As American society becomes increasingly diverse, social workers must use a variety of human behavior frameworks to understand their clients' culturally complex concerns. This text applies specific human behavior theories to diversity practice. They show how human behavior theory can be employed in...

Assessing Outcomes in Child and Family Services Comparative Design and Policy Issues

Assessing Outcomes in Child and Family Services: Comparative Design and Policy Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony N. Maluccio
November 30, 2002

In this collective portrait, editors and authors do not attempt to draw systematic, country-by-country comparisons. Given the magnitude of the issues, they believed that it would be inappropriate to paint with too broad a stroke. What they have accomplished, however, is to codify and identify what ...

Evaluation in Child and Family Services Comparative Client and Program Perspectives

Evaluation in Child and Family Services: Comparative Client and Program Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Cinzia Canali
November 30, 2002

As child and family interventions assume greater international application, it will be helpful to examine the various ways in which service innovations are being evaluated. As demonstrated in the seminar from which these chapters resulted, only by sharing our specific professional interests, our ...

HIV, AIDS, and the Law Legal Issues for Social Work Practice and Policy

HIV, AIDS, and the Law: Legal Issues for Social Work Practice and Policy

1st Edition

By Donald Dickson
October 31, 2001

Although morbidity among HIV/AIDS victims has decreased, the rate of new infections has remained steady for several years, substantially increasing the likelihood that this epidemic will continue and expand as a concern for social workers and their clientele, both of whom will need to be kept ...

Building Community Capacity

Building Community Capacity

1st Edition

By Avis Vidal
July 31, 2001

This book focuses on a gap in current social work practice theory: community change. Much work in this area of macro practice, particularly around "grassroots" community organizing, has a somewhat dated feel to it, is highly ideological in orientation, or suffers from superficiality, particularly ...

Robbing Drug Dealers Violence beyond the Law

Robbing Drug Dealers: Violence beyond the Law

1st Edition

By Bruce Jacobs
December 31, 2000

This volume fills a research gap of striking proportions by exploring the contingencies that mediate the crimes perpetrated on those who are themselves perpetrators. The notion that violence is something that happens only to law-abiding citizens is both widely held and inaccurate. The ...

Caring for Troubled Children Residential Treatment in a Community Context

Caring for Troubled Children: Residential Treatment in a Community Context

1st Edition

By James K. Whittaker
December 31, 1997

In this highly-regarded work, Whittaker forcefully advocates the need for residential treatment as part of a larger continuum of treatment, and explores the context of the setting itself as a dynamic therapeutic factor. Now available in paperback, this book remains among the most notable attempts ...

Fostering Friendship Pair Therapy for Treatment and Prevention

Fostering Friendship: Pair Therapy for Treatment and Prevention

1st Edition

Edited By Lynn Hickey Schultz
December 30, 1997

A great number of children and adolescents face a world of violence and isolation. In this book, the members of the Group for the Study of Interpersonal Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston describe in detail an innovative ...

Person-Environment Practice Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping

Person-Environment Practice: Social Ecology of Interpersonal Helping

1st Edition

Edited By Susan Kemp
October 14, 1997

Person-Environment Practice addresses a core but long- neglected dimension in social work and human services practice; accurate environmental assessment and strategic environmental intervention. Despite the centrality of "person-environment" as a key construct in direct practice, the domain of ...

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