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How has social work changed over the years? What are some of the best social work teams doing differently to meet the complex practical and emotional needs of service users? What practical tools and approaches can social work managers implement with their teams? Dr. Judy Foster examines good social…
Paperback – 2016-11-10
Professional leadership is increasingly recognised as being vital to enhancing social work’s reputation and effectiveness. Although professional leadership is one of the nine domains of the professional capability framework in England, sometimes leadership is assumed to be the prerogative of…
Paperback – 2016-11-03
Family estrangement is larger than conflict and more complicated than betrayal. It is entwined in contradictory beliefs, values, behaviours and goals and is the result of at least one member of the family considering reconciliation impossible and/or undesirable. The cessation of familial relations,…
Paperback – 2016-09-22
For those offering trauma-informed care, it can be difficult to maintain wellbeing and a balanced, positive outlook when the nature of their job requires frequent engagement with traumatic disclosures. Self-help for Trauma Therapists: A Practitioner’s Guide intends to assist human service workers-…
Paperback – 2016-07-19
From Birth to Five Years, based on the pioneering work of Mary Sheridan, is widely regarded as the go-to reference for health, education and social care professionals, or anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children. In this new fourth edition, the text has been developed…
Paperback – 2014-01-23
From Birth to Five Years: Practical Developmental Examination is a step-by-step ‘how to’ guide to the developmental examination of pre-school children. This book has been developed alongside the original From Birth to Five Years as a companion volume that expands on the normative developmental…
Paperback – 2014-01-23
Multiculturalism in Western countries continues to grow, but responsiveness to it with culturally sensitive research, policy and practice has been slower to develop. This lag could be accused of enabling institutional racism – that is, culturally insensitive practices and policies can cause or…
Paperback – 2016-12-08
Contemporary Social Work Studies
Everyone experiences pain, whether it’s emotional or physical, chronic or acute. Pain is part of what it means to be human, and so an understanding of how we relate to it as individuals - as well as cultures and societies - is fundamental to who we are. In this important new book, the first in…
Paperback – 2016-11-29
Critical Approaches to Health
Social death occurs when the social existence of a person or group ceases. With an individual, it can occur before or after physical death. Scholars in a wide range of disciplines have applied the concept to very diverse issues – including genocide, slavery, dementia, hospitalisation, and…
Hardback – 2016-11-24
Contemporary Issues in Social Science
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The 14th International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is to be held on the 6th February 2016
Breastfeeding and work: babies need more than just (pumped) milk, they also need their mother’s bodies
In this article Dr Bueskens explores one of the key issues facing mothers as they return to work; breastfeeding, and whether or not they will be able to feed while they are working.
Breastfeeding: Providing support for the challenges women face is a FreeBook brought to you by Routledge. It contains a collection of curated content from some our top titles and leading experts.
"Disability is both a fascinating intellectual conundrum and an urgent political issue. Despite progress with disability research, there remain considerable gaps in our knowledge and understanding of disability, and there are major problems in the ways in which society responds to the challenge of disability." Tom Shakespeare (Disability Research Today)
Our NEW Disability Studies collection, features books for professionals and researchers, authored by leading experts, to help fill your knowledge gaps.
Building Effective Home and Family Care-Giving: Communication, Collaboration, Coordination provides some key information to help someone care for a loved one.
Routledge publish a diverse, international list of social work and related journals. We are proud to publish in association with prestigious societies and organisations, and of our record in launching innovative new journals in emerging areas, adding to our extensive list of well-established titles.
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I commission new books in social work, social policy and welfare. I am keen to hear from any prospective authors interested in publishing on social problems and social work as well as a range of related areas including: ageing and end-of-life care; child protection and welfare; violence and abuse; substance abuse; family policy; criminal justice; disability studies and special needs; race, migration and social exclusion; poverty and inequality; housing; environmental policy; labour and unemployment; human rights and social justice. I am happy to discuss all book types from high-level research monographs and handbooks to undergraduate textbooks and guides for professionals.