Social Work Theory Products

  • Reciprocal Relationships and Wellbeing

    Implications for Social Work and Social Policy

    Edited by Maritta Törrönen, Carol Munn-Giddings, Laura Tarkiainen, Melanie Boyce

    A sense of participation and opportunities to share and participate in activities or groups that are important to them are crucial factors in human wellbeing. This book provides a robust empirical and theoretical analysis of reciprocity and its implications for social work and social policy…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work

    Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring

    Edited by Bob Pease, Anthea Vreugdenhil, Sonya Stanford

    This book argues that the concept of care is a political and a moral concept. As such, it enables us to examine moral and political life through a radically different lens. The editors and contributors to the book argue that care has the potential to interrogate relationships of power and to be a…

    Hardback – 2017-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Feminist Perspectives on Social Work and Human Sexuality

    Edited by Mary Valentich, James Gripton

    First published in 1985, this ground-breaking volume contributes to a largely neglected area of social work research, theory and practice. The collection of essays by internationally known social work educators and practitioners applies feminist perspectives to a wide range of issues influencing…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge

  • Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence

    The Effectiveness of Medical, Mental Health, and Community Services

    By Judith S. Gordon

    First published in 1998, this study investigates the effectiveness of services for helping women who are survivors of domestic violence. Looking at a sample from Western and Central Oregon, it examines the utilization and perceived effectiveness of resources for survivors and, in doing so, it…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Domestic Abuse

  • Violence

    A Guide for the Caring Professions

    By R. Glynn Owens, J. Barrie Ashcroft

    First published in 1985, this book is designed to help professionals in caring professions understand and deal with the problem of violent behaviour. It explains how theoretical ideas may be translated into practical strategies for the reduction or elimination of violence. It also highlights the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Domestic Abuse

  • Private Violence and Public Policy

    The needs of battered women and the response of the public services

    Edited by Jan Pahl

    First published in 1985, this is the first published study of violence in the family to be aimed directly at people whose professions bring them into contact with domestic abuse victims, as well as those training for those professions. It documents the problems faced by women with violent husbands…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Domestic Abuse

  • Organizational and Community Responses to Domestic Abuse and Homelessness

    By Marjorie Bard

    First published in 1994, this in-depth and long-term study presents an ethnography which is comprised of personal narratives of victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. Drawing on these stories, the book addresses a number of issues surrounding the provision of services for homeless women and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Domestic Abuse

  • Battered Women as Survivors

    By Lee Ann Hoff

    First published in 1990, this book is based on a field study of domestic abuse victims and their social network members. In a life history perspective, using values and network analysis, it uncovers the social context of a ‘secret’ crime against women and reveals the relationship between personal…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Domestic Abuse

  • Violence in the Family

    An annotated bibliography

    By Elizabeth Kemmer

    In the early 1970s, the problem of abuse within the family unit began to surface on a large scale and 1975 was a particularly significant year for the recognition of interfamilial violence. This recognition provided the impetus for more concern and investigation of the issue and significant…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Domestic Abuse

  • Social Theory for Social Work

    Ideas and Applications

    By Christopher Thorpe

    Trying to understand how the world looks through the eyes of different individuals and groups and how it shapes the ways they think and act is something social workers do all the time. It is what social theorists do too. This book identifies and explains in a highly accessible manner the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Student Social Work

  • Social Work Theory and Methods

    The Essentials

    Edited by Neil Thompson, Paul Stepney

    This gateway text lays the foundations for a thorough knowledge of the theory and methods that social workers need. Pulling together the work of a team of experts, this book uses the innovative “theorizing practice” approach, rather than the traditional “applying theory to practice” approach,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • What Social Workers Need to Know

    A Psychoanalytic Approach

    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 – 2017-08-25
    Routledge

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