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Group work is a key intervention method in social work across many different settings and Group Work On The Edge introduces its theoretical basis and fundamental skills. Exploring how ‘tidy’ theory can be applied to working in 'messy' – flexible or informal – settings, it also gives specific…
Paperback – 2018-11-01
This textbook aims to equip social workers and human services practitioners with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with both the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Whilst acknowledging the occurrence of domestic violence in all contexts, this book places its primary focus on…
Paperback – 2018-08-28
Although the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. The third edition of Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People updates this…
Paperback – 2017-08-23
Addressing the changing world of professionalism, this text combines theory, research and practice, using real case studies, to investigate the process of becoming professional. Mapping the journey from allied or associate practitioner positions through qualifying and into advanced practitioner…
Paperback – 2017-06-06
Mary D. Sheridan’s Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Drawing on the most up-to-date evidence, it explains how children’s play develops and how they develop as they play. With over 100…
Paperback – 2017-05-30
This step-by-step guide takes the reader logically through the process of undertaking a literature review, from determining when this methodology might be useful, through to publishing the findings. It is designed particularly for students undertaking a dissertation using literature review…
Paperback – 2017-04-27
Implementing Therapeutic Residential Care with Children and Adolescents presents a foundation framework for well-functioning residential care, and outlines the process of therapeutic care program implementation. It is written for anyone involved in seeking to provide or support good residential…
Paperback – 2018-07-15
Child and Adolescent Development is a rich and continuously evolving field that offers a wealth of career opportunities. Careers in Child and Adolescent Development is the first textbook to guide students along each step of the career path—from the levels of academic degrees and programs available,…
Paperback – 2018-07-12
Originally published in 1976, Freedom and the Welfare State, critiques the Welfare State in Britain and analyses the relationship between freedom and welfare. The book considers philosophical, literary and political expressions of the ideals of liberty, and relates them to present-day issues in…
Hardback – 2018-07-12
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The United Nation's International Day of Older Persons, is celebrated on 1st October. The aim is to raise awareness of the impact of an ageing population and the need to ensure people can grow old with dignity. Towards Human Rights in Residential Care for Older Persons, addresses important issues surrounding our growing elderly population, with a particular focus on older people in residential care in major regions throughout the world.
We are delighted to welcome Ashgate Publishing and Gower books into the Taylor & Francis Group.
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.
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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.
A FreeBook brought to you by Routledge, to help raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing during the perinatal period. It contains a collection of curated content from some of our top titles and leading experts.
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