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  • Emotional Abuse of Children

    Essential Information

    By David Royse

    Children and Emotional Abuse is a research-informed learning resource for students in social work about the dynamics and consequences of psychological abuse—especially as it occurs in dysfunctional families and affects children and adolescents. Emotional abuse is still not widely understood or…

    Paperback – 2016-01-04 

  • Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System

    A Guide for Social Workers on Addressing Oppression

    By Brandynicole Brooks

    Black Single Mothers and the Child Welfare System examines the pressures, hardships, and oppression women of color face in the child welfare system, and how this affects social workers who investigate childhood abuse and neglect. Author Brandynicole Brooks addresses intersectionality and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30

  • Social Work and the Courts

    A Casebook, 3rd Edition

    By Daniel Pollack, Toby G. Kleinman

    Social Work and the Courts is a collection of important and cutting-edge court decisions in the field of human services, now in its third edition. Pollack and Kleinman present an array of legal cases in everyday language, with clear explanation of the facts and issues, and in-depth examinations of…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23

  • The Education of Children and Young People in State Care

    Edited by Sonia Jackson, Ingrid Hojer

    Young people who leave care with few or no educational qualifications are at very high risk of social exclusion in adulthood. Yet in the past their education has attracted little attention from researchers or professionals. Studies by the editors and contributors to this volume show that the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04

  • Mothering, Mixed Families and Racialised Boundaries

    Edited by Ravinder Barn, Vicki Harman

    This pioneering volume draws together theoretical and empirical contributions analyzing the experiences of white mothers in interracial families in Britain, Canada and the USA. The growth of the mixed race population reflects an increasingly racially and culturally heterogeneous society, shaped by…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Parental Obligations and Bioethics

    The Duties of a Creator

    By Bernard G. Prusak

    This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as they wish. Moreover, these obligations…

    Hardback – 2013-09-19
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Young People and the Care Experience

    Research, Policy and Practice

    By Julie Shaw, Nick Frost

    The care system looks after the most vulnerable young people in society – those who are, for a variety of reasons, unable to live with their parents. Young People and the Care Experience examines what can be done to support young people to remain at home, and if this is not possible, how they can…

    Paperback – 2013-04-11
    Adolescence and Society

  • Social Work with Children and Families

    Developing Advanced Practice

    By Penelope Welbourne

    There is an increasing emphasis on post-qualifying training for social workers, especially in the complex and demanding area of working with children and families. This essential textbook is especially designed for practitioners studying at this level. Accessible and thorough, the text focuses on a…

    Paperback – 2012-04-12
    Post-qualifying Social Work

  • The Wellbeing of Children in Care

    A New Approach for Improving Developmental Outcomes

    By Kwame Owusu-Bempah

    Because of their previous damaging experiences, many children and young people enter the care system having already developed emotional problems or at a greater risk of developing them. However, in addition to this, research and experience consistently show that being in care is likely to aggravate…

    Paperback – 2010-04-30

  • The Emotional Experience of Adoption

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective

    Edited by Debbie Hindle, Graham Shulman

    Adoption is an extremely complex and emotionally demanding process for all those involved. This book explores the emotional experience of adoption from a psychoanalytic perspective, and demonstrates how psychoanalytic understanding and treatment can contribute to thinking about and working with…

    Paperback – 2008-04-14

  • The Lives of Foster Carers

    Private Sacrifices, Public Restrictions

    By Linda Nutt

    The Lives of Foster Carers analyzes the contradictions, conflicts, and ambiguities experienced by foster carers arising from the inter-penetrations of public bureaucracy and private family life. Topics covered include: social policy pertinent to childcare the history of foster care service…

    Paperback – 2006-04-20

  • In Care and After

    A Positive Perspective

    Edited by Elaine Chase, Antonia Simon, Sonia Jackson

    Based on research from the Thomas Coram Research Unit, the contributors to this text look at the views and experiences of young people and provide an encouraging outlook of what those in care have the potential to achieve. Those factors that help to result in more successful outcomes are…

    Paperback – 2005-12-15

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