Social Work and Social Policy Products

  • What Social Workers Need to Know

    Edited by Marion Bower, Robin Solomon

    Social work deals with the heavy end of human difficulties such as cruelty, self-destructiveness, and severe and enduring mental health problems. How do social workers make sense of the emotional difficulties which come with the realities of practice? Understanding our clients is the best way of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge

  • Promoting Young People's Wellbeing through Empowerment and Agency

    A Critical Framework for Practice

    By Lucy Maynard, Karen Stuart

    The terms ‘wellbeing’, ‘empowerment’ and ‘agency’ are common parlance in policy and practice in social services, yet are often misused or not fully understood. Further, there is a disconnect between these abstract concepts and tangible practice with young people. This book bridges the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge

  • White Nativism, Ethnic Identity and US Immigration Policy Reform

    American Citizenship and Belonging amongst Hispanic Immigrants

    By Maria del Mar Farina

    Analysing US immigration and deportation policy over the last twenty years, this book illustrates how US immigration reform can be conceived as a psychological, legal, policy-driven tool which is inexorably entwined with themes of American identity, national belonging and white nativism. Focusing…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Intellectual Disability and the Right to a Sexual Life

    A Continuation of the Autonomy/Paternalism Debate

    By Simon Foley

    One of the perennial political/philosophical questions concerns whether it is ever justifiable for a third party to paternalistically restrict an adult’s freedom to ensure their own, or society’s, best interests are protected. Wherever one stands on this debate it remains the case that, unlike…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • Complex Psychological Trauma

    The Centrality of Relationship

    By Philip J. Kinsler

    Complex Psychological Trauma takes clinicians beyond the standard approaches for treating simple, single-stressor incident PTSD. Here the focus is on the major choice points that establish the relational conditions for growth and change. In these pages, new and experienced clinicians alike will…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Women's Transitions from Prison

    The post-release experience

    By Rosemary Sheehan, Chris Trotter

    Women continue to be one of the fastest growing groups of offenders with an increasing group of women involved in the criminal justice system around the world. Whilst internationally women comprise a low percentage of the total prison population, there is an escalating use of custody inextricably…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

  • Digital Health

    Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

    By Deborah Lupton

    The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the medical and public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response to the techno-utopian and entrepreneurial vision of the digital health phenomenon. Deborah Lupton,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • Disability and Postsocialism

    By Teodor Mladenov

    In the decades following the collapse of state socialism at the end of 1980s, disabled people in Central and Eastern Europe endured economic marginalisation, cultural devaluation and political disempowerment. Some of the mechanisms producing these injustices were inherited from state socialism,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination

    Edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

    While it has many connections to other topics in normative and applied ethics, discrimination is a central subject in philosophy in its own right. It plays a significant role in relation to many real-life complaints about unjust treatment or unjust inequalities, and it raises a number of questions…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Young Parenthood

    Effective Practice and Policy

    By Alison Hadley

    This essential book provides a comprehensive compendium of the learning from the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy (TPS) in the UK, and considers how the lessons can be applied internationally. It sets out the rationale for prioritising teenage pregnancy and the evidence for what works both in helping…

    Paperback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge
    Adolescence and Society

  • Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making

    Being a Family Without a Narrative

    By Francis Joseph Harrington

    Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making provides a descriptive, qualitative inquiry into a family’s unsuccessful attempts across generations to repress the memories of an early life trauma. Broad in its scope, Trauma, Shame, and Secret Making explores more than one hundred years in the life of a single…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge

  • Criminal Justice and Public Health

    Edited by Hayden Smith

    The criminal justice system now serves as the chief provider of health care services to a significant portion of society. This includes the provision of physical and mental health care for offender populations who require substantial health care resources. To date, little is known or understood…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge

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